Title LEGEND - Leverage knowledge for sustainable innovation and growth
Project Number 2013-1-SK1-LEO05-06361
Product Training materials for trainers
Title Training materials for trainers
Product Type teaching material
The training materials especially contribute to achieving the overall objective of the project, as it enables participants to act as future trainers for ICR for SMEs and partner organization within the Regional Innovation System. This triggers the further exploitation of the project results, increases the knowledge of SMEs regarding their valuable intellectual capital and supports their innovation and sustainability capacity.
It also directly contributes to the project objectives, as the training materials and their supporting notes are the key tool for future trainers to train the ICR methodology, to further transfer ICR to Slovak SMEs and their partner institutions such as Higher Education and research institutions.
The training materials for trainers consist of the training materials for both target groups, notes to the presentation to provide deeper knowledge to the topic and an additional session on adult learning didactics. Therefore, they comprise presentations, e-Learning and in-class assignments (group works and individual), case studies, good practice examples, readings, instructions, articles etc.
The training materials have to differ for both final target groups: The content of 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 (this part in the SME training still needs to be further expanded), 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 WP1 research and the specific nature of Higher Education and research institutions. Therefore, the content of the HEI part of the 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 basis structure and didactical approach of the whole curriculum and each module. They are enriched with practical examples, good practices, case studies, assignments with leading questions, group works and exercises to involve the participants.
2) SME partner organizations from academic institutions: Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Research & Development (R&D) Institutions
3) Partner institutions/project team members
4) Other stakeholders in the Regional Innovation System (e.g. policy-makers)
The target groups of each training are decribed in detail in each curriculum.
Area of application Other business activities such as Business and management consultancy for SME and HEIs