Innovation-driven territorial transformation

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Innovation-driven territorial transformation

REACH – EUREGIO Start-up Center leads the work package Innovation-driven territorial transformation to strengthen Ulysseus as a driver of innovation not only in the technological but also in the social field and to promote knowledge and technology transfer within the Alliance. The aim is to establish a sustainable, international innovation and knowledge transfer network between the partner universities and their start-up centres with the involvement of local stakeholders and to reduce the innovation gap between the Ulysseus regions.

A joint process for transfer, spin-offs and start-up promotion will be established in a co-creation process. The promotion of female, intersectional and social entrepreneurship is of particular importance.

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Work package 5

  • Task 5.1 "Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Offices Programme" (University of Münster)

    Objectives:
    •     Linking the transfer and innovation offices with the innovation hubs
    •     Expansion of the research-oriented Ulysseus incubator for the development of start-ups
    •     Establishment of technology and innovation monitoring
    •     Development of a coordinated and sustainable process for transfer, spin-offs and start-ups

     

  • Task 5.2 "Coach the Coach Programme" (Haaga Helia)

    Objectives:

    • Development of workshops to support lecturers/teachers of all disciplines as well as coaches and transfer officers in promoting innovative and growth-oriented thinking and innovation skills in their own work and in their students
    • Development of a freely accessible, multilingual knowledge database for entrepreneurial and innovative expertise for start-up teams
  • Task 5.3 "Social, Female and Intersectional Entrepreneurship Programme" (University of Münster)

    Objectives:

    • Support and promotion of female founders as well as intersectional and socially relevant start-up initiatives through workshops to develop business ideas, strengthen leadership skills and address the opportunities and challenges of diverse founders.
    •  Providing (international) networking events for exchange and mentoring programmes that address the specific needs and backgrounds of founders.
  • Task 5.4 "Research and Innovation Conferences" (TUKE)

    Objectives:

    • Organisation of 4 International Ulysseus Research and Innovation conferences to connect science, regional employers, governments, start-ups and other stakeholders to promote innovation and strengthen the respective regions in Europe
  • Task 5.5 "European Universities as motor for Intraregional cooperation" (TUKE)

    Objective:

    • Establishment of pilot partnerships in the four selected Ulysseus PRI regions (Partnerships for Regional Innovation): Andalusia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Slovakia and Finland
    • Networking of regional stakeholders, including local governments, our associated partners, including civil society and industry, other European university alliances, European centres for digital innovation, EIT knowledge and innovation communities
  • Task 5.6 "European Universities as motor for interregional cooperation & Cities 2030 Mission Pilot - Climate Change challenges and solutions" (University of Münster)

    Objective:

    • Interregional networking of the Ulysseus cities and the associated partner institutions and companies as a contribution to reducing the regional innovation gap
    • In a pilot project, Ulysseus will support the five participating Ulysseus cities in the EU Mission for climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 (in short: Cities Mission).