NEWSLETTER ISSUE 5 APRIL MAY 2014

 

WELCOME TO THE NEWSLETTER

FOR THE GADGET PROJECT!
 

GADGET GOES BEYOND EUROPE

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY INTERACTION CONFERENCE

 

The project was presented and promoted to over 300 international audience through the “University- Industry Interaction Conference” which was held from 24th to 25th April 2014 in Barcelona.

Project’s philosophy and ndings were introduced to professors, researchers, practitioners, industry representatives, entrepreneurs and policy makers from Europe, Western Balkans, Asia, Africa, Russia and Latin America in form of an academic poster. Besides, GADGET oered the audience real examples and ideas on how to bring closer the academic and business world. The conference is hosted by the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) in cooperation with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) which represents eight universities in Cataluña with more than 200.000 students and 15.000+ teaching and research sta. The theme of the event was: 

 

Challenges and Solutions for Fostering Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation


More information can be found at http://www.university-industry.com/

3rd AUSTRIAN GADGET CAFÉ

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 1 VENUE: FH JOANNEUM, AUSTRIA

The Green Tech Valley is an excellent

breeding ground for research and

development, resulting in an R&D rate
of
4.7 % and a top position compared
to
international standards.

In order to quicken the spirit of research

even further, the Federation of Styrian

Industries, TU Graz and ECO WORLD

STYRIA organised the technology
forum
for energy, energy eciency and

environment for the 7th time in Graz.

Within the frame of this high-prole

event, the EU Lifelong Learning Project

GADGET (Good Practice Pilot Action for

Innovative Industries) used the forum

once again to establish the 3rd
GADGET Café in order to stimulate
dialogue and interaction between
business and
science.

 

On April 1st , about 100 research leaders of innovative green-tech companies and research institutions participated in the Cleantech Innovators Club
 

Thusi was for the purpose of maintaining the cross-industry exchange as well as to generate new cooperation ideas. “Branches in ashlight” oared innovative companies inside “Science Park Graz” the opportunity to give a short overview of their developments and current projects. Moreover, experts of the Styrian research and business landscape and the Styrian Business Promotion Agency lectured about projects, thematic priorities and chances.

 

In the manner of a so-called “world café”, stimulating discussions at die rent
round thematic tables in the eld of new project ideas encouraged lateral thinking
across all disciplines.

 

FH JOANNEUM (represented by Rene Wenzel and Lisa Mahajan ) and Jaqueline Egger & Ingrid Kienberger from RUN start up & service centre Fürstenfeld used this special occasion to attract interested participants to the planned training program for employees in Styrian SMEs in the eld of energy & environment on the topics of internationalization, market potential analysis, intercultural communication, planning and controlling of R & D projects as well as methods to increase customer loyalty . In order to respond to the needs of the participants as exible as possible, a questionnaire was developed and launched on site to the participants. .  A highlight of the event was the this year's award ceremony of the Green Tech Challenge.
 

Creative and innovative students have been measured in future-oriented tasks of Styrian top companies
and were awarded 
for their projects. Representatives of Energie Steiermark, Sattler AG and KWB

handed over the certicates and winner 's checks to individual and group winners of  FH JOANNEUM
and university for mining.

 

The GADGET “Café” concept was introduced into the project structure as a informal meeting point between higher education, companies and business intermediaries. Mobilising contacts from the two sectors of education and work to discuss in an informal setting would ultimately provide dialogue and build rapport and contacts.

ALICANTE GADGET CAFÉ
DATE: 03.04.2014 - 04.04.2014

VENUE: UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE, SPAIN

After a year and a half, the GADGET consortium returned to Alicante for the third consortium meeting and “café” from 3rd to 4th April 2014 at the University of Alicante (UA). 

Each partner reported the project progress and the foreseen activities in the last 6-month project lifetime. The organisation of the nal conference was well discussed and the team would start preparing this last meeting in Brussels in the next weeks. 

Besides the consortium meeting, Austrian
and Scottish partners were 
invited to experience Spanish café on the following day. This café, New and niche employment market: Energy and Environment, focused
on the big 
challenge for graduates – employment, which drew the attention of
a newspaper, 
let alone the UA itself.


The event attracted students,professors and private sectors that are in the eld of environment and energy to discuss the tendency in and expectation from the
labour market.

 

In addition, GADGET had a chance to exchange ideas with the Pacic, Fiji and 
Papua New Guinea precisely, thanks to 
the participation of the delegates from another European project, EPIC, under the
EDULINK programme.

 

GADGET PROGRESS IN NUMBERS

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CONTACT US:

GADGET Project

International Project Management Office (OGPI)

University of Alicante

Torre de Control, Planta Baja

Campus San Vicente del Raspeig

E03080 Alicante, 
Spain

Tel: +34 965 90 97 18
info@gadget-project.eu

www.gadget-project.eu


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