Aims and objectives

The main aim of the project will be to develop a training which enhances entrepreneurial skills at the same time as it promotes knowledge transfer between industry and HE. This is to address two problems commonly identified.
New graduates tend not to have sufficient workplace skills as far as employers are concerned.
More needs to be done to facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and HE.

This will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • Adapt the ConCurrent Design (CCD) process to the development of training which can be undertaken by mixed groups of university and industry learners.
  • Enhance cooperation between HE and industry to provide better quality training since the CCD process involves all stakeholders in the creation of training templates.
  • Develop training which promotes self-directed learning as this will be a good basis upon which to build entrepreneurial skills.
  • Integrate the Osterwalder Business Generator model into both the personal skills development phase of the training and the business planning phase of the training as it provides a common framework for both, thereby making the learning more effective and rapid.
  • Ensure that the joint business plan produced by each small collaborating group of learners includes an internal dissemination plan. This will further embed the knowledge transfer element beyond the members of the training group.
  • Ensure quality through the use of a 10 -15 person Quality Board of volunteers from industry, HE and learners
  • Disseminate the training approach through a couple of free online conference sessions
  • Disseminate the training approach through the second open pilot which will be open to anyone from the eligible categories (industry and HE)
  • Disseminate the training approach through a <
  • Valorise the project by integrating the piloted course into the HE partner institutions.