Knowledge Alliances is the name given to a new pilot project within the framework of the University–Business Cooperation initiative. This project will encourage structured, result-driven cooperation ventures between universities and companies, bridging the gap between the two sectors.
The Knowledge Alliances will create new multidisciplinary curricula to promote entrepreneurship within education as well as developing other transferable skills such as real-time problem solving and creative thinking. Knowledge Alliances must be a truly two-way process: higher education and business joining forces to design innovative, sustainable ways of increasing human capital.
This call is now closed and the results will be announced in due course.
Following the great interest generated by the first pilot call in 2011 a second call was launched on the 30th of March 2012. As in 2011, the response was overwhelming with over 100 applications received. Three projects have been selected and are starting in January – February 2013:
More information will follow as the projects get underway.
More information on the objectives and the concept of the Knowledge Alliances here .
In 2011, the European Parliament made €1M available for the launch of a new pilot project that became known as the Knowledge Alliances (Knowledge Partnerships). Building on previous work in the area of University-Business Cooperation, the Knowledge Alliances are designed to provide structured partnerships for collaborative projects between higher education and the business/industrial sector.
Following an overwhelmingly popular response from applicants, three projects were selected in 2011:
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