The Project

About The Project

Why STEM Valorise

Driven by the supranational agenda to increase employment, productivity, competitiveness and social cohesion, Europe has taken a path towards stronger connectivity among society, government, business and higher education institutions (HEIs) for joint solutions, with the latter being key actors in turning research results and innovations into tangible economic and societal value.

However, despite the existing policy support, the research value creation a.k.a research valorisation by HEIs remains low. For this reason, the Erasmus+ funded project “STEM Valorise” aspires to develop a successful valorisation training programme that will empower a new generation of entrepreneurial STEM researchers to translate their research into real societal impact.

Our international partnership will collaborate over the course of 2 years in researching, developing and piloting a comprehensive training programme and a toolkit to support valorisation efforts of the first stage STEM researchers.

Goals and Activities

To raise entrepreneurial competences and capabilities of the first stage STEM researchers in order to make stronger social impact through the valorisation of their research; whilst providing educational means for technical universities to train their STEM researchers in valorisation and entrepreneurship. In the course of 2 years (2021-2022) we will be organising the following activities:

✔️ Investigate the needs for valorisation and research-driven entrepreneurship training and best-practice examples across Europe

✔️ Showcase learning stories and experiences of the STEM academic entrepreneurs

✔️ Design a modularised valorisation training programme and the training toolkit

✔️ Pilot-test the programme and validating the toolkit among a cohort of the first stage STEM researchers

Beneficiaries

First Stage STEM Researchers:

By strengthening their entrepreneurial skills and valorisation capabilities while preparing them for a career outside of academiavestigate the needs for valorisation and research-driven entrepreneurship training and best-practice examples across Europe

Knowledge Transfer/Technology Transfer (KT/TT) Professionals:

By getting them acquainted with entrepreneurial pedagogies in valorisation

Higher Education Institutions:

By providing them with new training concepts and materials to add to their portfolio.

Industry:

By accessing more commercially minded scientific talent in STEM, greater range of research commercialisation options and technology-driven university spin-offs, spin-outs and start-ups.

Governments:

By receiving contribution to implementation of the Agenda for The Modernisation of Higher Education, and the New Skills Agenda for Europe, EU Valorisation Policy: Making Research Results Work for Society.