World Café for Regional Innovation Ecosystems Connected at European Level

September 4, 2020 10:15 - 11:45


Doctoral studies and their underpinning structure are very different from country to country and from institution to institution. Enabling in-depth collaboration between higher education, socio-economic stakeholders and doctoral candidates while taking into account their highly specialised and inter-disciplinary dimensions, as well as, ensuring the transferability potential of research results into industry are key to sustainable innovation.
The European PhD Hub, a European online portal for business-driven research, strives for international, interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral cooperation in the field of doctoral education in a structured and integrated fashion. Local university-business clusters, connected at European level, are the core of the innovation ecosystems. Supported by different stakeholders at regional (local authorities) and European level (e.g. doctoral candidates federations), the local Hubs can thrive and develop strategic environment-specific lines of actions for optimal knowledge transfer.
During this session, experts from the higher education, business sector and a representative of an early-career researchers (ECRs) association will discuss i) how the European PhD Hub allows for sustainable innovation, ii) what are the key criteria to enable transnational and trans-sectoral collaboration in doctoral education (including IPR), iii) the role of public authorities and policy-makers in internationalising doctoral education and iv) what is the value of innovation ecosystems for socio-economic stakeholders.
The project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme, gathers a diverse group of partners: European University Foundation (LU), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), University of Alcalá (ES), University of Lodz (PL), Birmingham City University (UK), Euroconsultants SA (GR), Hellenic Petroleum (GR), Advantic Sistemas y Servicios (ES), LSI Software (PL) and Augertorque (UK) as well as the associated partners Eurodoc (BE), Deloitte (LU) and more.

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