Enterprises the world over recognise the need to innovate in order to compete successfully in national and international markets. Whilst universities possess knowledge and human capital (academic and student) resources that could support enterprises in the innovation process, establishing linkages is not easy. This is particularly important in the cases of Belarus & Ukraine, where there are profound difficulties in academia’s ability to understand the business environment, & the capacity of enterprises to absorb knowledge generated in Universities.
INNOLAB aims to address this problem through the development of a network of five innovation laboratories (three in Ukraine and two in Belarus) that will be part of undergraduate curricula, & regional innovation ecosystems. The innovation laboratories are visible points of cooperation between universities & enterprises. They allow student teams (led by academics) to work with enterprises in resolving ‘real-world’ problems & developing innovations, as part of their studies. They provide a key resource to enterprises who want to innovate.
Please look through the pages of the INNOLAB project to see how we can help you.