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Digital Transformation of Global Entrepreneurial Mindsets is a 2-year project answering the growing demand for ICT specialists who possess both digital technologies knowledge and business skills. This combination is crucial to increase the innovativeness and efficiency of organizations.
5 European universities will launch a new curriculum that combines management skills with digital technology knowledge. After their needs assessment, innovators and entrepreneurs will have access to teaching modules on innovation, digital entrepreneurship and ICT, brought to them by Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland), University of Salerno (Italy), University of Nice-Sofia-Antipolis (France) and University of Krems (Austria).
EFMD contributes to the pedagogical engineering of the programme and will develop the self-assessment tool for students and participants.
BIC for SME
EFMD is a partner in an EU funded project with 4 regional entrepreneurship training centres from Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Ireland. The project objective is to develop and test a course on innovation entrepreneurship for micro and small entrepreneurs and their trainers.
4 pilots and focus groups organised in all the participant countries will allow the creation of a course, truly customized to the need of the SMEs and their trainers. The final results of the project are expected by the end of 2020.
EFMD is in charge of the quality review of the developed course and its pilot testing, based on specific quality indicators established at the beginning of the project.
University Development and Innovation – Africa supports two Angolan and two Mozambican universities to set up in their communities a 'Centre for Academic Development and Innovation' and help boost the entrepreneurial activities and development of their regions.
By the end of the project in 2020, the CADIs have planned to complete more than 30 social entrepreneurship projects in collaboration with the local communities while organising management and social entrepreneurship training. UDI-A has been made possible with the funding of the Erasmus plus programme of the EU.
EFMD led the Internal Quality Assurance of the project activities. This task included the establishment of quality indicators for all the project activities and the drafting of regular quality reports and recommendations. EFMD also organised the final project conference in March 2020 and supported the general promotion of the project activities in the EU and Africa.
Fortalecimiento de las Capacidades de Gestion en Entidades Cubanas aimed at improving the efficiency of the Cuban companies and managers by providing excellent training in the management techniques currently used in Europe. This 42-month project was made possible by a grant from the European Commission, through the 2009 Annual Action Programme for Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development.
EFMD, as the leader of the project, supervised the management, content and implementation of all activities.
Fortalecimiento de la internacionalización entre las universidades europeas y latinoamericanas supported the internationalisation process of six Cuban and two Panamanian universities.
Over 200 faculty members and senior managers attended seven capacity-building seminars on internationalisation at home, internationalisation of the curriculum or internationalisation strategy. FORINT also provided guidance and space for networking opportunities between Europe and Latin America during the nine information events and six international conferences held for three years.
Eight institutions have updated their internationalisation strategy and presented a roadmap to their management board, engaging them in new internationalisation activities for the next five years.
FORINT has also managed to develop a culture of internationalisation in the participating institutions, who now serve as ambassadors in the region, presenting their experience as a way to raise awareness in other Latin American universities about the importance and the benefits of internationalisation.
The case-study book “Internacionalización en Cuba y Panamá: Experiencias del Proyecto FORINT” features examples of best practice of the consortium members, alongside advice and experience regarding their internationalisation process. The publication is a valuable asset for any school embarking on its internationalization journey.
EFMD cooperated with the partners to deliver training sessions on international quality assurance, international cooperation and networks and international projects. EFMD led the project and oversaw the management, content and quality of all activities in Latin America and the EU.
Fostering academic international relations in Israeli colleges: IRIS was created to foster the academic International Relations of the Israeli Colleges and hence improve the academic quality, status and competitiveness of the Israeli public colleges.
The project targeted the faculties, administrators and students of the partner universities and addressed the full spectrum of internationalisation objectives. This includes raising awareness regarding project activities at country and institutional level and establishing a functioning International Relations Office at each partner college. The project also undertook further advocacy efforts among policymakers and non-participating colleges.
EFMD designed, delivered and promoted through its communication channels the project training on internationalisation and provided feedback on the quality of the different activities and deliverables.
Promoting Quality and Recognition of Transnational Education in Armenia and Georgia successfully established internal and external quality assurance mechanisms in line with the OECD/UNESCO guidelines, to enhance quality and promote regulation and recognition of transnational education provided in Armenia and Georgia.TNE_QA was funded by the Tempus programme of the EU.
EFMD coordinated the formulation of internal and external quality assurance standards and procedures for providers of transnational education.
Mobilising Institutional Reforms for better Research and Innovation systems in Europe: MIRRIS provided a framework for the 13 participant countries to better coordinate and exploit the European research and innovation programmes. The project set up an extensive policy analysis exercise to identify existing barriers in the European research and innovation area.
This exercise involved key actors from all countries to identify performances, gaps, needs, common patterns and relevant practices in Europe, via desk research and data collection.
Three rounds of policy dialogues on the EU Research & Innovation policies and consequent analysis were organised in each country involving relevant stakeholders from three levels: decision-makers, implementation institutions and operational structures. MIRRIS was funded by the TEMPUS programme of the EU.
EFMD provided through its membership experts from academia, the business world and policy to participate in the national policy dialogues and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of the project results. EFMD also supported the organisation, structure and quality assessment of the national policy dialogues in all the 13 countries.
Aimed at facilitating cooperation between business and academia by stimulating the use of Open Education Resources and e-tivities in e-leadership education & training. The main outcome of the project is a virtual environment composed of two independent, yet connected via a single sign-on, online platforms: The Le@d Community and the Le@d Academy, both targeting and addressing corporate and academic trainers.Le@d 3.0 was funded by the Erasmus plus programme of the EU.
EFMD was responsible for the quality monitoring and evaluation of the project activities and results.
Aimed to promote wider use of design thinking as a transversal learning tool by developing and making available an innovative digital course supported by mobile learning for education professionals and professional trainers.D-THINK was funded by the Erasmus plus programme of the EU.
EFMD was responsible for the quality monitoring and evaluation of the project activities and results.
A three-year project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme. OI-Net established a network of stakeholders interested in Open Innovation (OI) to facilitate the exchange of best practices in open innovation and open innovation education.
The project was launched with a Pan European data collection and needs analysis conducted in the participant countries to compare existing curricula on open innovation. Based on the results, the preparation of a pilot course for trainers on Open Innovation started.
The pilot courses helped define a Common Curricula Framework on OI in Higher Education to be implemented using an on-line Platform for OI in HE, where all participants can contribute in an enhanced wiki approach (e.g. modules, cases, multimedia elements, etc.). The project was co-financed by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme
EFMD was the leader of quality assurance of the project, which included the design of quality assurance plan and indicators, drafting of regular quality assurance reports, outcome mapping and assessment and providing improvement feedback and recommendations.
The Ideas-to-Market eCourse was developed to help entrepreneurs commercialise their idea while protecting their knowledge. It is available free of charge in English, Croatian and Polish and covers four key topics:
- Innovation and Intellectual Property Management
- New Venture Business Plan
- Financing and Valuation of Intellectual Property
- Marketing and Strategy of New Product Development
To design the e-course according to the needs of the target group, the project combined an innovative programme on Intellectual Property Management developed at the Warsaw School of Economics with the results from an online self-assessment management tool, created by the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (UK) covering the six management areas of a small business. SLIM was co-financed by the EU.
EFMD was the leader of quality assurance of the project, which included the design of quality assurance plan and indicators, drafting of regular quality assurance reports and providing feedback and recommendations.
These projects have been made possible with the support of international donors