"University to Society Innomediaries in Albania: Co-Production of knowledge and research that matters” / U-SIA

 

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Project Fiche

Project coordinator: Mediterranean University of Albania

Project Title: “University to Society Innomediaries in Albania: Co-Production of knowledge and research that matters”

Project Acronym: U-SIA

Project timeline: 15/01/2021- 15/01/2023

Grant Agreement number: 618997-EPP-1-2020-1-AL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project Budget: EUR 861,570.00

 

Consortium members:

  1. Mediterranean University of Albania – leader
  2. Chamber of Commerce Tirana – partner business
  3. Professional College of Tirana – HEI partner
  4. University of Shkodra – HEI partner
  5. European University of Tirana – HEI partner
  6. University of Durres – HEI partner
  7. Science and Innovation Center for Development – NGO partner
  8. Center for Comparative and International Studies – NGO partner
  9. National Agency for Scientific Research, Innovation and Technology - public body
  10. Belgrade University – Programme countries
  11. Universita Degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi University – Programme countries
  12. ACEEU- Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities - Programme countries

 

Project goal and objectives

The overall objective

To foster effective and sustainable university to society collaboration in Albania with impact in the development and European integration process of the country.

Specifically, the project intends to:

  • SO1 – to enhance the capacities of universities in Albania to co-produce knowledge and research with impact through establishment of knowledge transfer and innovation brokerage unit (USIA).
  • SO2 – to introduce and expand co-production of knowledge that is academically insightful and practically actionable in Albanian context through establishment of network of partners in Quadruple Helix model (QH).

 

Work package (9)

  • WP1 – Preparation
  • WP2 – Design & Development of knowledge transfer and innovation brokerage unit in Albanian HEIs (USIA)
  • WP3 – Design and Development of Models for co-production of knowledge & research with impact through exchange of experience
  • WP4 – Online collaborative platform for Quadruple Helix
  • WP5 – Piloted University to Business Cooperation through “Second a Researcher” Programme
  • WP6– Piloting University to Policy Cooperation through Policy Labs & Policy Challenge Fund
  • WP7 – Quality Assurance
  • WP8 – Dissemination
  • WP9 – Management

 

Project results:

  • A strong network of universities, research centres, civil society organisations, businesses and public policy institutions established to work on foster effective and sustainable university to society collaboration in Albania
  • Knowledge transfer and innovation brokerage units established in partner universities in Albania with the support of EU partners