Title LEGEND - Leverage knowledge for sustainable innovation and growth
Project Number 2013-1-SK1-LEO05-06361
Product Training curricula for training of trainers and both trainings for target users (SMEs and their partners)
Title Training curricula for training of trainers and both trainings for target users (SMEs and their partners)
Product Type program or curricula
Marketing Text The training materials directly contribute to achieving the project objectives, as they are the key tool to transfer the Intellectual Capital Methodology not only to Slovak SMEs, but also to their partner institutions within the Regional Innovation System such as Higher Education and research institutions. This further contributed directly to fulfilling the overall objective of the project through triggering the knowledge of SMEs how to become aware of the importance and make use of their intellectual capital in order to become a sustainable component in the Innovation System of the region.
The training materials for both final target groups (SME & partners of SME, especially HEIs) consist of presentations, e-Learning and in-class assignments (group works and individual work), case studies, good practice examples, readings, instructions, articles etc.
The training materials have to differ for both final target groups: The SME training builds on existing tools for ICR in SMEs (“Wissensbilanz” toolbox and Earnings Capability Index/ECI) tailored for the specific environment. Therefore, the central components of the SME training are the “Wissensbilanz” toolbox and the ECI tool that are underpinned by presentations on background, economic rationale, instructions how to apply the tools (still needs to be expanded in SME training), basics on strategic management and IP rights, good practice examples, group works, assignments etc.
Such a top-down approach has to be avoided in the HEI training - considering the available international long-term experience, the outcomes of the WP1 research and the specific nature of Higher Education and research institutions. Therefore, the HEI training provides a structured, more extensive and constructive set of training slides for each module and sessions to guide the participants on a framed and moderated learning path to elaborate their own ICR approach. The presentations reflect the basic structure and didactical approach of the whole curriculum and of each module. They are enriched with practical examples, good practices, case studies, assignments with leading questions, group works and exercises to involve the participants.
The final joint module of both trainings provide presentations and exercises to the theoretical background on regional innovation systems, University-Business cooperation, key driving factors for Regional innovation Systems and intellectual capital reporting and the example of funding as a regional innovation system policy to foster innovation and R&D.
2) Trainers (“future trainers”)
3) SME partner organizations from academic institutions: Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Research & Development (R&D) Institutions
4) Partner institutions
5) Other stakeholders in the Regional Innovation System (e.g. policy-makers) and potentially, representatives of VET system institutions.
The target groups of each training are defined in greater detail in each curriculum.
Area of application Different industries (SMEs from the IT-, BioTech-, Engery-sector etc.) and Higher Education sector