FINAL NEWSLETTER ISSUE 8 AUG / SEP 2014

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FOR THE GADGET PROJECT!

FINAL CONFERENCE SUCCESS

The final conference of GADGET took the form of an international conference for exchanging good practices as well as introducing the project outputs in the Scotland House, Brussels on 2nd September 2014. 

After the opening speech given by Ms. Alba Prieto Gonzalez, representative from the Lifelong Learning Programme, EACEA, GADGET’s approach, philosophy and activities were introduced to the audience.

All 3 participant countries, Spain, Austria and the UK, talked about the activities carried out over the past two years as well as the outputs induced.

 

Following that, prominent speakers from the emerging environment and energy sector also shared good practices and innovative approaches to foster university-industry co-operation through focusing on real-life examples. 

The conference ended with brokerage session where the participants interacted and exchanged ideas with the project consortium, speakers and other attendees.


This networking opportunity stimulated more informal dialogue within GADGET as the “café” approach for future possible co-operation.

THE CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE AGENDA


14:00 Welcome Speech by EACEA, Lifelong Learning Programme
Alba Prieto Gonzale – GADGET project officer
 

14:15 GADGET – Introduction, methodology and activities
Spike Tang – University of Alicante, GADGET project co-ordinator
 

14:25 Showcase of project results           
GADGET consortium
 

14:55 How to create a new generation of low carbon entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and enablers to address the challenges posed by climate change? Pioneers into Practice Program - Climate KIC, a new type of innovation 
José Luis Muñoz – European Co-ordinator, Pioneers into Practice Programme. Climate KIC
 

15:25 Questions & Answers
 

13:35 University – business co-operation involving students: good practice, promoting and hampering factors
Christoph Adametz – TU Graz
 

16:05 Questions & Answers
 

16:15 A collaborative approach to developing a new Scottish Academic Search Tool – Scotland’s Environment Web LIFE+ project
Hector Payo Meiriño – Junior Project Manager, Scotland’s Environment Web
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Ed Craig, Head of Enterprise and Innovation of Oldenburg
 
EUREKA SD – Striving towards Sustainable Development, Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez – University of Oldenburg
 
HELIX: Capacity building in science communication, Asher Minns – University of Exeter
 

16:45 Questions & Answers
 
16:55 Closing session
 
17:30 Brokerage & Networking

THE BROKERAGE SESSION

EVENT FEEDBACK
 

“Good variety of speakers”
 

“Networking opportunities”


“distinctive approaches to

university-industry

co-operation models and

practices”
 

“good quality of speakers”
 

“very interesting speakers”
 

“good networking and

sharing perspectives from

other locations and related

projects”
 

“innovation approaches”
 

“good quality of research

presented by all speakers”

NEW SKILLS FOR NEW JOBS

CONFERENCE IN VIENNA

Lisa Mahajan and Rene Wenzel as representatives of FH JOANNEUM were invited by the Austrian National Agency Lifelong Learning (OeAD) to present GADGET in the conference “EUROPE 2020 – NEW SKILLS for NEW JOBS”. The term “New Skills” refers to employment skills that are requested in future. The goal of the conference was to connect the world of education with the professional world.
 

GADGET was selected as a good practice in the field of industry-education cooperation 

from among 850 European and national projects that are supervised by the OeAD. The conference with approximately 250 participants was held in the famous “Haus der Industrie” in Vienna on the 23th of September 2014. 

After an inspiring keynote by the Head of Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Dr. Johann Sollgruber, and a panel discussion with representatives from industry, federal ministries and social partners, GADGET was presented to the visitors in the form of project stands during the first afternoon. This form of presentation allowed for an active discussion and enabled Mrs. Mahajan and Mr. Wenzel to network with representatives of industry and education and to present results of GADGET to participating stakeholders. The official part of the conference was concluded with two panel discussions with representatives from industry. In these two sessions the importance of “new” skills, but also “old” skills for the industry and 


the need for stronger ties between the worlds of education and industry was highlighted again.

The event closed with informal networking session.
 


The GADGET project is now complete, but the activities and
results of the project will inuence ongoing projects in each of
the partner universities. Thank you for your contribution.
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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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