Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Innotal Project

About the project INNOTAL

The project “Integrating Talent Development into Innovation Ecosystems in Higher Education - INNOTAL” is implemented in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education. The duration of the project is 36 months, starting from 10/2017 and ending in 10/2020.

INNOTAL project Objectives

The project seeks to build the capacity of the participating Universities to ensure graduates' employability and develop students’ talent by encouraging collaboration with external organizations (industry, public sector and community) and by providing opportunities for students to actively participate in such cooperation.

Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for 2014 - 2020. The action “Capacity Building in Higher Education” contributes to the modernization and internationalization of higher education in the Partner Countries.

What results are expected from the INNOTAL project?

  • Analysis of the conditions and determinants of graduates’ employability in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines
  • Analysis of the current capacities of the participating universities to promote students’ employability and develop students’ talent
  • Setting the agenda and formulating strategies for promoting students’ employability skills through teaching, research and innovation in the participating universities
  • Developing and implementing university policies and structures for promoting student participation in innovation and stakeholder contribution to talent development
  • Developing tools and resources for building employability skills
  • Improvement of the good-practice and evidence base for designing and delivering education that supports the employability skills of the students
  • An online platform for structured cooperation between Partner Universities and key external organizations
  • Strengthened knowledge flows between the participating universities and stakeholders from the economy and society
  • Talent Co-Creation Labs and Community Service and Volunteering Centres at the participating universities from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where students can participate in live innovation projects and cooperate with industry, business and NGOs

                            What are the INNOTAL Project activities that can benefit external organizations?

Activity 1: Improved strategy for ensuring student employability The participating universities will draft coherent strategies for improving graduates’ employability and making the education they provide more relevant to the needs of society and industry.
Activity 2: Talent Co-Creation Labs at each participating university – a shared space bringing together the University and external organizations The Labs will be fully equipped and their work will be coordinated by University staff. Students will be able to participate in the implemented innovation projects and trainings together with faculty.
Activity 3: Student Community Service and Volunteering Center at each participating university The Centers will collaborate with non-profit and community organizations in order to create opportunities for student volunteering.
Activity 4: Online innovation management platform dedicated to university cooperation with the external environment (OpenResearch E-Lab) This platform will provide information and give access to new proposals and initiatives for collaboration.