This new job role and training program is developed in the EU Project Idea2Enterprise.
The motivation for this project proposal lies in the lack of a European-wide valid set of training modules and certification of entrepreneurial skills of young people. Europe is far from exploiting its potential of successful entrepreneurship in secondary and higher education, because it often fails to mobilize the right innovative resources and young brains.
Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are closely linked to one another, and they are considered as the keys to a wealthy and sustainable economy. The best way to turn research into innovations is to consider key innovation factors from the earliest phases of research all along the way to products and services. Creating successful and sustainable enterprises is then the logical next step, which can be leveraged significantly by the early sensitisation of creative minds for entrepreneurship.
From Idea to Enterprise project is built on the ECQA Certified Researcher-Entrepreneur training and certification program (http://www.researcher-entrepreneur.eu/).
The proposed project aims at delivering to innovative young minds the qualification to turn their product and service ideas into an enterprise in a successful and sustainable manner.
The ResEUr training and certification program covers all the key aspects that are associated with essential considerations upfront the process of the creation of a new enterprise, as well as with boosting the innovation power of existing companies. The aim is to transfer this program to Czech Republic, Cyprus, Italy and Portugal in order to:
support initial and continuous training of VET teachers, trainers, tutors and VET institution managers
The trainers, training organisations and certification organisation will benefit from the project. The existing training scheme, materials, certification scheme, procedures and infrastructure will be transferred to the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Italy, and Portugal. The Train-the-trainer events will be organized for trainers and tutors from all the partner countries (at least 18 trainers certified). The competencies of the teachers will be improved and clearly linked Initial VET to competencies required in SME's, Enterprises, Public Authorities, NGO's, etc. Pilot trainings will take place in the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Italy and Portugal for minimum 100 trainees.
increase transparency and recognition of competencies and qualifications
The clearly defined skill set, the transparency and recognition of qualifications and competencies will be improved by having one European certification for the ResEUr program. Existing Entrepreneurs will be promoted by ECQA as certified professionals for the topic. Transparency of knowledge obtained by them is assured by ECQA infrastructure.
improve quality assurance systems in VET
Project results will comply with existing ECQA quality requirements, quality monitoring is assured. Quality standards are defined and assured for: training materials, exams pool, procedures for trainings and certification, procedures for Training of Trainers and their certification, procedures for accreditation and work of Training organisations, procedures for accreditation and work of Certification organisations.
The EU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expert (EUEntre) course comprises the following elements:
- EUEntre.U1.E1 Key Success Factors for Entrepreneurship
- EUEntre.U1.E2 Forming the Mindset of Students
- EUEntre.U1.E3 Methods for Structuring Ideas
- EUEntre.U2.E1 Creating joint Visions of Products and Services
- EUEntre.U2.E2 From Prototypes to Products
- EUEntre.U2.E3 Business Potential Profiling
- EUEntre.U2.E4 Preparing Innovation Transfer Contracts
- EUEntre.U3.E1 Business and Services Networking
- EUEntre.U3.E2 Use of Web 2.0
Empowerment by Learning Organisation Environments
- EUEntre.U4.E1 Openness and Team Learning
- EUEntre.U4.E2 Leadership and Team Motivation Factors
- EUEntre.U4.E3 Social Skills paired with Technical Abilities
Facilitation of Entrepreneurship
- EUEntre.U5.E1 European Facilitators of Entrepreneurship
- EUEntre.U5.E2 National Facilitators of Entrepreneurship
- EUEntre.U6.E1 Risk Consideration and Mitigation
- EUEntre.U6.E2 Open Innovation
After the course attendees can attend the ECQA certified EU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expert exam, to examine whether the methods and practices taught in the course have been understood. The exam is managed by an ECQA online test system. When successfully passing the test the attendees receive an
ECQA® Certified EU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expert-Certificate.
If a person passes all elements the person receives an EU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expert (EUEntre) certificate.
You can register to access the online skills browsing, self assessment
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RPIC-ViP is a medium-sized consulting and educational company operating in the fields of Human Resources management and development (with focus on key competencies), business consulting, strategic planning and regional development, outplacement services and innovative actions related to employment inclusion of disadvantaged target groups, and project management. We deliver classroom, outdoor, e-learning and blended learning. Our background is in experiential style learning supported by e-learning and b-learning delivery. As such we have our own in-house technical web-development experts. The company has considerable experience from realization of projects at regional, national and European levels.
National project coordinator: Eva Homolová (email@example.com)
ISQ is a private and independent technological institution founded in 1965 and runs operations in the EU, Europe, Africa, Americas & China offering its experience on the fields of training, certifications, engineering studies, auditing and consulting for quality, research and development. ISQ has 986 workers. ISQ has extensive experience in all areas of the training cycle thus becoming one of the main national players in the fields of VET LLL, e-learning and knowledge management. ISQ has over 16 years of experience in coordinating EU funded projects and has promoted or participated in more than 100 projects in different EU programmes. Concerning the project scope, ISQ has vast experience in innovative learning paths and trainers training and certification, working closely with the Portuguese Institute for Employment and Training (IEFP) in this field and it has developed several tools and methodologies, including ICT, while working in national and international partnerships.
National project coordinator: Ana Azevedo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EMIRAcle (European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association – a cluster leading excellence) is a non-profit association of currently 23 research laboratories in the extended Europe who have bundled their expertise in the manufacturing and innovation domain in order to provide it to industrialists as an international network of collaboration partners. All EMIRAcle members have a leading roles in the ManuFuture Technology Platform and are thus at the leading edge of innovation in Europe. EMIRAcle offers to act as a partner in collaborative research and innovation projects in the form of a number of specific services and products. One of the most important services is assistance of new entrepreneurs in the innovation transfer from academia to industry.
National project coordinator: Andreas Riel (email@example.com)
ISCN LTD (www.iscn.com) has been founded in 1994 in Ireland. It is an Irish SME with software development offices in Austria, with a private company ISCN Regionalstelle founded in 1997, and I.S.C.N. GesmbH founded in 2001 in Graz. ISCN experts have large experience with e-commerce, e-learning, e-management and ISCN has developed a number of leading edge solutions in that area in partnerships. In an EU partnership CREDIT ISCN developed with partners from UK and the Netherlands an online skills assessment and accreditation system supporting EU skills cards. ISCN coordinates the EuroSPI www.eurospi.net initiative which will help receiving a Europe wide awareness and the knowledge from the previous technology platform projects and will help in setting up the knowledge service. ISCN was also the coordinator of the EQN (European Qualification Network) and technical director of EU Certificates and the technology provider for the ECQA. Dr. Messnarz is also the vice-president of the ECQA.
National project coordinator: Damjan Ekert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eurosuccess Consulting, through a dynamic team of young scientists, provides a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of modern Cyprus enterprises especially on matters like innovation and technology. EUROSUCCESS identified, from the initial steps of its operations, the need for creating links between the Cyprus economy and the wider European market and put great emphasis on the exploitation of the potentials created by the accession of Cyprus in the European Union. Today EUROSUCCESS offers a variety of services to the Public, as well as the Private sector of Cyprus. It has also started to actively participate in international schemes, through a well-established network of partners abroad, based on the intense past experience of its founder. EUROSUCCESS aims to a constant improvement of its offered services, as well the development of its team which will give the opportunity to enhance its scientific sector of expertise.
National project coordinator: Giorgos Giorgakis (email@example.com)
CIRSES - Centro di Iniziativa e di Ricerca sul Sistema Educativo e Scientifico (Initiative and Research Centre on the Education and Scientific Systems) was established in October 1980. It is partially financed by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and it aims at studying the Italian and European VET Systems. Over time, CIRSES has carried out many important initiatives and research studies, which played a significant role in the Italian debate on School-related issues: Research on School Dropping Out, Private Schools in Europe, Gender-based Stereotypes in Textbooks, Learning by Skills. From 2009, CIRSES coordinated 2 Leonardo–TOI projects ended in 2011. In particular: RE.LOAD - laboratories for REcovery and deepening of Learning Or Aimed at Deconstructive/transitional approaches to students’ vocational guidance. From Oct. 2011, CIRSES is Partner in the Leonardo–TOI “WORK-HARMONY", aimed to encourage the conciliation of work and family life.
National project coordinator: Alessandra Antinori (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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