3 April 2020 | Amsterdam, Brussels, Granada, Hämeenlinna, Istanbul, Malaga, Münster, Navan-Meath, Paris, Tampere, Valencia
Corona is affecting cooperation project across Europe. Nevertheless consortia find their ways through the challenges of forbidden trips to meet face-to-face and physical transnational encounters using digital and virtual technologies.
Ten partners from nine different nations built a consortium work continuously on the project:
- UIIN University Industry Innovation Network, The Netherlands (Lead)
- Institut Mines Telecom Business School, France
- Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, FH Münster, Germany
- Universidad de Malaga, Spain
- Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Turkey
- EURASHE European Association of Institutions in Higher Education, Belgium
- Crazy Town Oy, Finland
- Momentum Marketing Services Limited, UK
- Meath County Council, Ireland
- Camara de Comercio E Industria Italiana Para Espana, Spain
From FH Münster - University of Allied Sciences Neele Petzold is in the position to manage the project, supported by S2B Team Members Maria Paula Troutt, Habtamu Garomssa and Thomas Baaken.
The "Boundary Spanners Development Project" is striving for overcoming engagement barriers between HEI's and societal stakeholders like businesses, communities and social groups.
To be able to span boundaries leaders need to possess a certain skill and qualification portfolio.
The ERASMUS+ project analyses and then develop skill development of HEIs faculty, staff, and leaders as well as business managers and linkage officers. And this is a people's game - the consortium perceives people to be the most crucial factor in the transferring of knowledge and innovation across institutions, mobilising resources, triggering organisational change, and making an economic and societal impact in their regions.
The project is expected to help describe the 'boundary spanning' capacity that is deemed as a desired quality for regional innovation, and help instilling it among HE professionals as well as among SME staff, for them to be able to identify and leverage organisational networks for greater institutional and regional impact. And the project itself - funded by the European Commission - is striving for Spanning some Boundaries!