WORK PACKAGE 1: [PREP] SETTING-UP THE INSTART BASES
Through the in depth Analysis of the situation of Knowledge transfer in MED HEIs partners in their economic-society regional environment, collecting all the best practices results in Knowledge triangle and design an Interactive Regional Map of Innovation a Business links in MED, it will allow to set-up solid INSTART bases
WORK PACKAGE 2: [DEV] IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EFFECTIVE TRANSVERSAL ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (TAP) FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
This WP will remain as a tool for in-formal learning, where the material designed will be accessible to interested parties and newcomers. The main objective is to accelerate brought up to date on Knowledge production, promote and start up an effective Innovation and Entrepreneurship Culture in MED HEIs by implementing the Transversal Accelerator Program. TAP, in a first step, focused for trainers and professors and, subsequently, offer for university students in the last course and those who have recently graduated, furthermore for Master & PHD students in the specifics INSTART domains.
This kind of non-formal learning set in ‘capsules’ may require consideration to mix training methods beyond traditional face-to-face arrangements, such as virtual classrooms, e-learning or video conferencing.
WORK PACKAGE 3: [DEV] REINFORCEMENT AND CREATION OF INNOVATION AND BUSINESS STRUCTURES IN MED HEIs
The development and implementation of Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO), or the strengthening of existing structures, approach HEIs to the Excellence in management and research. The KTO mains aims are: improve management of organizational knowledge as a strategic asset to further an organization’s goals; increase profitability and growth through higher efficiency in knowledge sharing and innovation; expanding research collaboration between the R&D and business sectors; attach funding to university-business cooperation; to be a focal point and establish good communication networks within institutions at regional, national and international level; maximize the return on investment in knowledge including people, processes and intellectual capital; guide and support aiming at a successful participation of research groups in International Programs; attracting funds for research activities;.
The level of activities, organigram and development of 10 existing KTO in MED HEIs Partners is very different between them.
WORK PACKAGE 4: [DEV] ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE FLOWS BETWEEN UNIVERSITY, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
One of important HEIs roles in this project is to set up more effective communication and permanent mechanisms to work together with companies and public institutions to contribute to economic growth by combining their collective knowledge and skills. Therefore, underline the importance of giving more attention to the role of external stakeholders in the evolution of the HEI in order to adapt to the different demands of education, research, knowledge production, entrepreneurship and innovation. Involving external stakeholders in the development of a future vision for the HEIs will benefit the local and regional environment as a whole. Through this WP.4 will developed innovative mechanism to enhance university-business cooperation at regional and national levels
WORK PACKAGE 5: [QTY] INSTART QUALITY PLAN
Ensuring proper quality measures during the entire life of the project, is essential and a key aspect for the correct development of the activities, as well as the successful results to be obtained. The quality assessment system will be according to the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) standards and guidelines.
WORK PACKAGE 6: [DISS] INSTART DISSEMINATION AND EXPLOITATION STRATEGY
The INSTART project dissemination and expliotation of results will be guarateed through the creation of the Dissemination and Communication Committee (DCC) and through the partners HEIs in regional, national and internatinal levels and with their own networks links.
WORK PACKAGE 7: [MNGT] INSTART MANAGEMENT
General Management Strategies of the INSTART Project will be guaranteed by the Joint Management Committee (JMC) and the collaborative definition of all the important aspects of the project through specific Committees (Quality Committee and DCC Committee).