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1 Knowledge Alliances

2 2 Knowledge Triangle: Innovation through cooperation Higher Education Research Business

3 3 Cooperation between Higher Education and Business: Higher Education Research Business

4 Cooperation between Higher Education and Business: University-Business Forum provide a platform for a structured dialogue between the stakeholders allow for exchange, discussion, sharing of good practice and mutual learning

5 U-B forums Name of the forum Date Location 1 st European Forum on cooperation between higher education and the Business Community 28/29 Feb 2008 Brussels (BE) Thematic Forum: 'Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning' Thematic Forum: 'Curriculum development and entrepreneurship' 2 nd European Forum on Cooperation between Higher Education and the Business Community Thematic Forum: 'New Skills for New Jobs The role of Higher Education Institutions and Business Co-operation' 30 Jun 2008 Brussels (BE) 30/31 Oct 2008 Tenerife (ES) 5/6 Feb 2009 Brussels (BE) 22/23 Oct 2009 Dublin (IE) Thematic Forum: From the Crisis to Recovery - the Role of Higher Education Institutions and Business Co-operation 2/3 Feb 2010 Brno (CZ) 3 rd European University-Business Forum: University-Business Cooperation for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth 4/5 May 2010 Brussels (BE) 4 th European University-Business Forum: University-Business Cooperation: A strategic partnership to deliver Europe /23 Mar 2011 Brussels (BE) Thematic Forum: Innovating together Partnerships for an Entrepreneurial Europe 21/22 Nov 2011 Enschede (NL) Thematic Forum: Excellence through diversity 16 Nov 2012 Paris (FR) 5 th European University-Business Forum: Strategic partnerships for Innovation and Growth Thematic Forum: University-Business Cooperation Driving Innovation and Growth 5/6 Jun 2013 Brussels (BE) 27 Nov 2013 Warsaw (PL)

6 A Knowledge Alliance is a structured partnership - business and HE Active 2-way knowledge exchange Innovation in teaching, learning and professional development promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindsets generating ideas and interdisciplinarity through cooperation societal and economic relevance and outreach benefits for all parties involved

7 Focus on Partnership solid commitment from all partners, balance of business & HE involvement Innovation in HEI, in business, in people, in policy Long term impact fostering new attitudes towards University-Business Cooperation in all sectors and changing behaviour

8 Pilots: 1st Pilot call 2011; 1 million 18 months long 94 applications covering all 27 MS 3 selected 2 nd Pilot call 2012 Same budget/duration 103 applications 3 selected

9 CIAKL - Cinema and Industry Alliance for Knowledge & Teaching EUEN - European University Enterprise Network KNOWFACT - European Teaching Factory Paradigm in Manufacturing Education E-NSPIRATION - Energy Innovative Training programme EDUCCKATE - Education Cultural & Creative Knowledge Alliance for Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs EURL3A - European Real Life Learning Lab Alliance

10 Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances Overall objective Strengthen Europe's innovation capacity Foster innovation in higher education, enterprises and socio-economic 10

11 11 Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances Objectives Develop innovative ways of teaching, learning and governance Stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial competence of students, academics and company staff Strengthen the flow and exchange of information and knowledge Stimulate the co-creation of knowledge Stimulate the cooperation between higher education institutions and companies

12 Activities - A consistent and comprehensive set of activities Development and implemetation of new learning and teaching methods Develop and deliver new and innovative study programmes Organisation of continuing educational programmes and activities with and within companies Schemes of transversals skills' learning in cooperation with enterprises Entrepreneurship education in any discipline Study field related activities which are embedded in curricula Exchange of students, researchers, teaching and company staff Etc. 12

13 13 Participation criteria At least 6 organisations from 3 different Programme Countries Organisations from partner countries can participate if they provide specific added value to the project Submission of application by organisation from programme country At least 2 higher education institutions and 2 enterprises

14 Main funding rules Budget: Grant between 500K 1 M 2 3 years Target: Up to 150 Knowledge Alliances by 2020 Getting 20 % of all European HEI involved in universitybusiness cooperation 14

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