Newsletter – Issue 1



Welcome to the STEM Valorise project

In recent years, the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU), has increasingly put attention on ways to improve connectivity amongst society, businesses, governments and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), in an effort to increase employment, productivity and social cohesion. Through its Europe 2020 Strategy and the EU growth agenda, the Commission has proven that cooperation amongst all these stakeholders can be translated into sustainable solutions with economic value and societal benefits. Nonetheless, it is often argued that, despite the existence of supporting policy, HEIs’ valorisation of research activities remains limited…


In the spotlight!


STEM Valorisation: From Challenges to Success!

We are going through really challenging times shaped with risks and limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, we are also witnessing great advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that affect the whole ecosystem by providing solutions to critical problems. The global health crisis is one of the environmental threats where STEM can transform industries that have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. That is why it is crucial to encourage STEM focused valorisation which builds the foundation of transformation by transferring research results into valuable innovations. This transformation could only be…



What is Valorisation?

As modern universities are taking on new roles promoting innovation, economic growth and regional development, valorisation becomes increasingly relevant in the academic sphere. The term “valorisation” has been used to describe a variety of different activities and is often treated as a synonym related to concepts such as third missionuniversity business collaboration, commercialisation and academic entrepreneurship. Despite this single view, there are generally two approaches to valorisation in current academic circles – one approach emphasising economic value, and the other viewing valorisation as a broader process of knowledge development…


Meet some of the partners!


MTU - Munster Technological University

MTU is one of the largest higher education providers in Ireland (17,000 students) with a strong student-centred approach to education and research, and close links to our enterprise partners.  MTU Cork is comprised of two constituent Faculties of Engineering & Science and Business & Humanities and three constituent Colleges, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, MTU Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland located over four campuses. MTU Kerry has three principal schools, i.e. School of Business, Computing & Humanities, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and School of Health & Social Sciences across two campuses…



ITU - Istanbul Technical University

Istanbul Technical University Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ITU GINOVA) was founded in 2014. With a long history of engineering education, ITU has been a prominent institution for over 250 years. The co-founders of ITU GINOVA are members of Management Engineering Department and they saw the need for collaboration among departments as a driver for innovation on Campus. ITU GINOVA was founded to inspire the entrepreneurship culture at ITU by encouraging the students and academics for taking initiative based on creativity and innovation as well as help them to improve their relevant skills and abilities. In addition, the Center aims to conduct…



UIIN - University Industry Innovation Network

UIIN is an international leader on university-industry engagement, entrepreneurial & engaged universities and knowledge transfer. We are dedicated to advancing the future of higher education institutions and supporting our global community of university-industry professionals. We conduct research, organise events and provide training and consultancy services to our community of 80+ organisational and 500+ individual members. Founded in 2012, UIIN responded to a developing need within university-industry interaction moving away from the linear process of technology transfer and a shift towards a more holistic and strategic approach by all stakeholders involved…



IMTBS - Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (IMTBS) is one of 13 graduate schools in the Institut Mines- Télécom, one of France’s major educational and research establishments. In addition to IMTBS, the Institute groups many of the country’s key engineering schools and plays a central role in developing both ground-breaking and applied research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and faculty. The schools of the Institute are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international levels. Institut Mines-Telecom is a both a major actor in the French research landscape and in European research programmes, accounting for 192…