Smart HEI-Business Collaboration for Skills and Competitiveness
Kakko, Anneli; Matilainen, Jorma; Satorres, Silvia (2017)
European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
@SEFI, Brussels, Belgium
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Smart HEI-Business Collaboration for Skills and Competitiveness (HEIBus, www.heibus.eu) is an Erasmus + Knowledge Alliances 2 (KA2) project. Its duration is 36 months (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019) and it aims to develop smart and innovative new methods for Higher Education Institution (HEI) - company cooperation. With a budget of about one million euros, the project brings together five universities and seven companies from five European countries with strong expertise and experience in different fields. JAMK University of Applied Sciences is the main partner of the project. Seventeen associated partners from six European countries follow the progress of the project, utilise the results and take part in some project activities. In the HEIBus project, there are eight work packages, which are 1) Management, 2) Best practices of HEI-company cooperation, 3) Multidisciplinary student-level real-life problem solving, 4) Expert-level real-life problem solving, 5) Flexible student mentoring by companies, 6) Quality assurance, 7) Evaluation and 8) Dissemination & exploitation. The HEIBus project focuses on strengthening the collaboration between HEIs and companies by creating new innovative cooperation models. These models facilitate the involvement of students and staff from HEIs in international Research & Development & Innovation (R&D&I) projects proposed by companies.