Are you ready to span boundaries between academia and industry?
Whilst, universities and industry working in close cooperation are engines of innovation, it is PEOPLE who are the most crucial factor in transferring knowledge and innovation across institutions, mobilising resources, triggering organisational change, and making a difference in their regions. More than ever, there is a need to “span boundaries” between these institutions, which is why the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project “Spanning Boundaries Development Programme” was created. We aim to empower and enable university and business professionals to make a stronger contribution to regional economic and social development by providing knowledge, support and a closer engagement with each other and their environment.
Spanning Boundaries Project
BOUNDARY SPANNING – “ability to understand and operate in the academic, public sector and business worlds, and even across the triple interface of the sectors” (Smart Specialisation Cohesion Policy 2014-2020).
We want to inspire boundary spanning “champions” and bridge the skills and knowledge gap by:
Identifying & Profiling boundary spanning skills of HEIs and business and profile boundary spanning professionals
Developing & Piloting the Boundary Spanning Workshop Series with universities and SME staff
Facilitating Staff Exchange between universities and business
Disseminating & Exploiting the results through videos, case studies, regional events and cascading training
Developing models for community building, assessment and certification