EDUC+M - EDUCating for Positive Management

EDUCating for Positive Management

The „EDUCating for Positive Management” project was designed by the six members of the EDUC European University selected by Erasmus+ in 2019. They all share an interest in developing new learning materials to promote more responsible management approaches, including enterpreneurship. Each partner has key expertise related to the project topic: the University of Paris Nanterre with responsible strategies and business models, the University of Potsdam with entreprneurship, information system and public information, the Masaryk University and the University of Cagliari with stakeholder management and governance, the University of Pécs with marketing approaches and the University of Rennes 1 with ethical human management.
In the context of international engagements on social, environmental and economic issues (UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU Agenda 2030, European Green Deal, “Accord de Paris”, …) and of the digital revolution, universities in management have a great role to play in the environmental and social transition by providing and teaching new management tools that could help to face 21st century challenges. It could also be consistent with new solutions to face the post-COVID 19 crisis.

The general objective of our project is to tackle the gap of existing management fundamentals and teaching by proposing alternative contents, new tools and pedagogical models. We aim to produce and experiment with innovative pedagogical methods, tested in interdisciplinary and intercultural enviroments with digital, blended and face-to-face approaches. A programme of four courses for the master’s degree programme will be produced: an online course about „Management for the Digital Age”, a Positive Business game, a blended learning course about „Innovation in Positive Management” and a Positive Manager study programme.

NetHIIP - Network of Health Science Innovation Incubation Programs

Network of Health Science Innovation Incubation Programs

Smart specialization in many regions of CE is not functioning due to the lack of innovation capacity and disconnection between the actors on local and transnational level. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) shall become seedbeds for innovation by understanding the market needs and providing innovation knowledge, business contacts and support for students, who will later implement RIS3 as entrepreneurs, employees or decision makers. HEIs are unable to meet these requirements and are not sharing best practices of knowledge & technology transfer. This challenge is particularly present in the area of public health, medicine and life sciences, where several key enabling technologies emerge, such as biotechnology, nanomedicine, e-Health, biomaterials, 3D printing, big data. The objective of NetHIIP is to connect the CE members of the innovation system to enable them to interact and strengthen their innovation capacity. The consortium will develop a transnational incubation process that allows innovation to emerge by a bottom up process at HEIs in interaction with RIS3 actors. To achieve continuous market validation of the innovative ideas, market actors will be involved as mentors, judges, guest speakers. All incubation activities will be channelled through an online ‘incubation platform’ allowing continuous interaction among the students and regional innovation actors, creating transnational transparency of capacities, and boosting transnational co-creation, co-learning and validation. Partners with different levels of knowledge will strengthen their competences, reduce their disparities and promote the cooperation of RIS3 actors in the CE area. Strong links will be created to local/national/EU public administrations by the state-owned HEIs and by the ASPs, such as EIT Health. The pilots will support students boosting their innovation capacities, validating their ideas by market and public actors, which will make the quadruple helix and smart specialization work. 

NetMIB - Network of multidisciplinary ideation and business model generation

Network of multidisciplinary ideation and business model generation

Creating a common framework and a unified entrepreneurial ecosystem across the EU that includes HEIs as the engine of open innovation, inequality among the regions of the EU can be decreased. The main objective of the NetMIB is to facilitate the efficient cooperation between the public - private - governmental sphere of the economy in order to enable socio-economic growth via the development of entrepreneurial skills, capacity of university students. This general objective involves the improvement of the quality and relevance of the teaching methodology at the participating HEIs to develop entrepreneurial capacity of university students. The project while developing entrepreneurial capacity aims at providing answers to current socio-economic problems by generating relevant business ideas on the part of university students. This action learning approach will further strengthen the functioning of the Triple Helix model at the participating HEIs. By internationally interconnecting the participating HEIs' ideation and business model generation practices in the framework of the NetMIB significant intercultural, cross industrial, and multidisciplinary benefits will arise on the parts of all participants. The project also intends to establish a transnational entrepreneurship ecosystem that can support the development of entrepreneurial skills of participating persons (students, faculty members, business professionals, public servents,...etc), while creating innovative solutions that are able to solve regional, national or international socio-economic problems.
The project consortium consists of two research institutions, three HEIs, one being an oversees expert in the field and one university lead sceince park as members. The consortium is further supported by associated partners who are part of the knwoledge triangle at each local ecosystem and will benefit from the improvement of the local and the establisment of a transnational entrepreneurial ecosystem. The research insituttions have conducted extensive research activities in the field of educational methodologies, while the HEIs have been implementing state of the art entrepreneurship educations tools and methods to enhance socio-economic benefit of their activities.

POLISS - Policies for Smart Specialisation

Policies for Smart Specialisation

Smart specialisation is an essential principle of European regional policies, aimed at increasing efficiency in research and innovation investments. This region-based approach aims to boost growth and jobs by enabling each region to identify and develop its own competitive advantages. Over 120 smart specialisation strategies have been developed. The EU-funded POLISS project will address the gaps between the conceptualisation, design and implementation of smart specialisation strategies. Bringing together 8 leading European academic institutions and 14 partners from local governments, development agencies, international organisations, research institutes and private companies, the project will take a multidisciplinary approach. It will provide new systematic evidence and methodological tools to scholars, policymakers and local practitioners for designing smart specialisation actions.

FIRES - Financial and Institutional Reforms for the Entrepreneurial Society

Financial and Institutional Reforms for the Entrepreneurial Society

This EU-Horizon2020 project aims to develop Financial and Institutional Reforms to build an Entrepreneurial Society (FIRES) in Europe. The goal of the project is to get Europe back on the road to inclusive, sustainable growth, for which, we believe, it is essential to (re) kindle Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit. Moreover, FIRES intends to formulate practical reform proposals in the realms of finance, labor and knowledge to enable the small scale, experimental and innovative bottom up activity that is needed to revitalize Europe’s economy in the 21st century.