About

RECREATE project intends to stimulate the development of entrepreneurial, creative and innovation skills in all disciplines and in all three cycles, and promote innovation in higher education through more interactive learning environments and strengthened knowledge-transfer infrastructures. To this purpose the consortium will develop a modular training course exploitable for the organisation of workshops on specific themes related to entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer. The workshop approach will allow easy usage by universities of the entire course or part of it. The basic tool to develop these skills will be a developed, free, interactive platform, bringing together different teaching methods A consortium was established to implement the project, bringing together Partners from Poland, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and England. Our goal is to analyze the knowledge that the addressees of the project have about entrepreneurship, develop training materials on this basis and create an innovative platform to support the extension of entrepreneurship knowledge.

The project is directed mainly to researchers, young graduates, students and university staff, higher education institutions but also educational and training policy makers, science parks and research institutions.

Summer School

On July 15-19, 2019, Information Technology Centre hosted a summer school "(RE) CREATE your entrepreneurship" as part of the RECREATE project "Recovery the Crisis Through Entrepreneurial Attitude" Erasmus +. For 5 days students and PhD students from Poland, Slovakia and Great Britain were trained in the area of ​​academic entrepreneurship under the supervision of lecturers from Coventry University, Technical University of Košice and Lodz University of Technology, as well as industry experts from Eurocrea Merchant from Italy and Business Development Friesland from the Netherlands . On the last day, we also hosted an expert from the National Contact Point who gave us the sources of funding for startups from public funds, including SME Instrument, FET, EIC, EIT and others. The classes discussed the role of leadership in the team, risk management strategies, marketing strategies and business models for solutions prepared by the students. After the classes, students and teachers participated in various types of social activities, including they visited the most interesting places in Łódź and took part in the city game. An important element was testing the online platform, which contains training materials developed during the project implementation by all partners. All materials are available free of charge. No less important was making friends among the participants, which in the future we hope will result in joint business projects.

Zaproszenie na konferencję

Serdecznie zapraszamy Państwa na konferencję „Przedsiębiorczość – to takie proste …” w ramach projektu:
„Recovery the Crisis through Entrepreneurial Attitude – RECREATE” w ramach programu Erasmus +

Data: 26 listopada 2019 r.

Miejsce: Politechnika Łódzka, Centrum Technologii Informatycznych, ul. Wólczańska 217/223 Łódź, budynek B-19

Rejestracja zakończona

Ilość miejsc na warsztatach ograniczona.

Dziś w naszym budynku odbyła się konferencja: „Przedsiębiorczość – to takie proste …” w ramach projektu: „Recovery the Crisis through Entrepreneurial Attitude – RECREATE” w ramach programu Erasmus +. Wszystkim przybyłym serdecznie dziękujemy i zachęcamy do kolejnych tego typu wydarzeń. A poniżej zachęcamy do galerii z minionego wydarzenia

Context

This project is from Erasmus+ program in which cooperate with strategic partnerships for higher education to develop of innovation and the exchange of good practices.  Europe’s future economic growth and jobs will increasingly have to come from innovation in products, services and business models. This is why innovation and creativity has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs. According to the Communication from the Commission “Supporting growth and jobs – an agenda for the modernisation of Europe's higher education systems”, universities need to create structured partnerships with the business community and increase the relevance of education and training programmes by adding entrepreneurial skills to scientific expertise, so to improve the career prospects of researchers and students.

The project will steam from the previous experiences of the partners in the field of entrepreneurship education and knowledge transfer. Most of the members of the consortium have already put in place some training activities and/or consulting services at local or European level. However those initiatives are only implemented in departments or faculty dealing with economics and business, rather than widening the scope of them toward all university departments.

A structured and better implementation of entrepreneurial learning as education offer to all University departments and faculties is doubtless needed together with specific guidelines for the creation of links between universities and business, aimed to favour mutual exchange between universities and industries and cross-fertilisation with the business community and with the wider society. The main innovation proposed by the present project focuses on this and on the approach to boostthe knowledge triangle. The training proposed, does not only focus on the development of the target groups entrepreneurial skills, but mainly in creating a positive background at territorial level thus to ease the employability of researchers and young graduates and boost the innovation potential of the territories involved.

Therefore, the training will include, besides enterprise creation and management, also development of transversal and soft skills and a specific module on creation of links with business, in line with the Higher Educaiton Modernisaiton Agenda. The aim is to favour the creation of structured partnerships with the business community (including SMEs), which can bring opportunities for universities to improve the sharing of research results, intellectual property rights, patents and licences (for example through innovation clusters, fablab, BIC, incubators etc.). Thanks to these links, universities can also increase the relevance of education and training programmes through placements of students and researchers in business, and can improve the career prospects of researchers at all stages of their career by adding entrepreneurial skills to scientific expertise.

The consortium possesses the right set of skills to reach this objective, as most of the partners work as joining link between education and labour market, research and business.

Objectives

Objectives of the project:

  • To develop an innovative e-learning package adapted to the needs and requirements listed by the European Commission and other important studies to face the challenges of Europe 2020 Strategy, in particular for what concern innovation and the development of T shaped skills.
  • To develop educational games, simulation and interactive tools: the goal is to develop an experimental product, also in terms of educational methods, tools and practice
  • To test and evaluate (and amend if necessary) the e-learning package according to the results of the pilot conducted in 5 EU countries
  • To disseminate the the e-learning package in the project partner countries and to prepare for its further exploitation especially within Universities, Research centres, Incubators, Innovation Centres, etc. The training programme will allow researchers, students and young graduates in the partner countries to become more entrepreneurial and acquire new skills and qualifications. After attending the training they will know how to start their own knowledge based business and/ or commercialise research results.

Outcomes&Products

Research

The investigation focus on the concrete obstacles and skill gaps that make the collaboration between universities and business difficult.

A qualitative/quantitative tool is elaborated to collect data such as questionnaires and interviews.

The aim of this scorecard tool is to assess different issues, including:

  • the attitude and perception of knowledge-based entrepreneurship;
  • the extent to which academic research can produce marketable products and services and have market knowledge;
  • the barriers experienced to the creation of links with the business community;
  • whether specific structures, systems and cultures are in place to enable the leap from research to market;
  • specific needs at local/national level;
  • attitudes towards risk-taking; and lack/needs of transversal skills.

 

As a result of IO 1 Entrepreneurial Attitude at University level – Study there is a report. See below: IO1 Final Report and Comparative – Analysis final

Workshop

The aim of this project was to develop training materials for the target groups and develop new content to enhance transversal competences for entrepreneurship.

Each module was developed as a programme for a workshop, each focused on one specific theme. The final outcome is a modular training course to be implemented with a set of workshops. However a series of topics have been already presented, such as:

  • T-Skills/soft skills: leadership, risk-taking, communication, creativity (mainly based on practical exercises);
  • Hard skills related to business creation: business idea formulation, market identification, route to market, business plan; IPR management, Legal and fiscal issues (country specific information)
  • Social media and marketing
  • Making the knowledge triangle work: linking higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development

Each module/workshop focus on a specific issue and, besides the definition of the content, it is equipped with the appropriate learning materials, which was designed considering the appropriate pedagogical methods, and scenario development i.e. action plans for market application. Moreover, each module is equipped with self-evaluation tools such as tests, quizzes and other educational exercises.

Platforms

In project created an innovative e-learning space for the RECREATE training plan.The creation of the learning environment entails the development of the knowledge base, that allows a friendly, fast and easy access to materials and contents; a self-diagnostic tool that guides the users to proper materials according to the situation and specific application environment; interactive items, such as educational games, simulations of the process of creation of a business; news area, with information and news relevant to the topic; and support tools as forums, FAQs, manuals for system use and any other tool that users consider necessary was to develope and incorporate.The newly developed learning environment and its tools were based on the methodology of mixing traditional training approach (the training modules) with informal learning: simulations, educational games are in fact meant to favour the acquisition of key competences through non-traditional methods. Among the main innovation the project aims to bring to the existing e-learning package, there is the inclusion of informal learning and interactive tools, favouring interest, curiosity, active participation of learners and sometimes also the possibility to have fun. As a result of IO 3 there is an interactive platform. See below: RECREATE PLATFORM

Consortium Members

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