The European Commission has decided to launch a study on the outcomes and impact of cooperation between the higher education sector (hereafter referred to as universities or higher education institutions (HEIs) and the business sector (referred to as enterprises, companies or business). The study should explore university-business cooperation with a particular focus on new areas of cooperation beyond the domain of research & development (R&D). It should address university-business cooperation in non-R&D related areas and focus on the educational and business aspects and motivations, e.g. joint skills strategies, lifelong learning, curriculum design and delivery, entrepreneurial initiatives, business driven alliances, etc.
This document [75 KB] (version of 11/09/2012) provides some additional information related to this call for proposals.
For further information and specific queries about the call, please contact the European Commission EAC-C2 at the following: