Alpine Research and Innovation Capacity Governance – kick-off meeting

A project of Steinbeis Danube Center, Austria

Milano, 26.11.2019: Steinbeis project manager Roxana Boboruta attends A-Ring kick-off meeting as observer. A-RING’s main project goal is to establish the basis for an effective and permanent transnational cooperation among different levels and actors, to develop a shared R&I policies for the Alpine Region (AR). The project fosters mutual recognition among policymaking, clusters, research and business, enhancing an active role of R&I bodies in local and regional development and innovation in strategic topics within AR.

Steinbeis Donau Zentrum located in Vienna is one of the 28 partner institutions involved as observers. A-RING is financed through Interreg Alpine Space program and it is aimed to build: a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and roadmap for innovation in alpine space; an Alpine Region Open Science Lab; trainings and multi-stakeholder alpine R&I think-thank.

During kick-off meeting, expertise from Steinbeis was proposed to be delivered within Technical Panel (TP) gathering experts from the observers. Thus, Juergen Raizner – expert in Danube region and coordinating Danube Competence Group – is ready to share knowledge into activatian and implementation of working groups for Alpine Seed Labs. TP`s role is to provide work package leaders with technical guidance and suggestions.

Starting from the kick-off meeting proactive discussions in the form of design thinking were held between project partners. Concerning the subject which directly involves the observers but also the ones aimed to link alpine space with other macro-regions, questions targeted the best practices into implementing the „living lab“. How should be designed the Alpine SeedLabs? How to develop further a SeedLab? How digital and phisical space should be reconciled when implementing the concept?

Besides being available to contribute to smooth running of the project, Steinbeis Danube Competence Group through Donau Zentrum is ready to support dialogue with other stakeholders and contribute to macro-regions synergies, especially related to Danube region.

A-RING is a project with chances to achieve great results and develop a reliable SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda). Cohesion was achieved starting with the kick-off meeting as all project partners were invited to visit the „Science & Technology Museum“ in Milan city centre. Museum offers amazing mind travel into the speed of innovation especially related to the past century: hosting 300t Toti submarine and a few miligrams of Moon rock from Apollo 11 mission offered to the President of Italy

A-RING is a project with chances to achieve great results and develop a reliable SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda). Cohesion was achieved starting with the kick-off meeting as all project partners were invited to visit the „Science & Technology Museum“ in Milan city centre. Museum offers amazing mind travel into the speed of innovation especially related to the past century: hosting 300t Toti submarine and a few miligrams of Moon rock from Apollo 11 mission offered to the President of Italy.

ifempower. Iceland.

20./21.03.2019, Bifröst, Iceland: 2nd Transnational meeting for ifempower project

Partnering other 8 well-reputed institutions from 6 EU countries, STC EAST-WEST Joint-Ventures from Germany is deeply involved in supporting female empowerment in the field of entrepreneurship. Thus, ifempower project which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union is aimed to implement this concept at the academic level. An innovative module on entrepreneurship will be accredited and launched at partner universities for 2 semesters. The module is addressed to female students who will benefit also from practical guidance and knowledge though the mentorship component of this module.

Project started in September 2018 and it is designed for 3 years during which the research-based module will be piloted between March 2020 -July 2021.

STC director Jurgen Raizner participated together with project manager Roxana Boboruta at the meeting organized by the Icelandic partner in this project. Bifröst University is an active member of the Icelandic and European research communities, hosting many independent research centres.

Priority of the discussions in Bifröst were the curriculum of entrepreneurship studies and the teaching material. Main responsibility of Steinbeis in this project is to design and pilot the mentorship program.

Results of the preparatory research study conducted by HÉTFA Research Institute were presented to partners as primary basis for the 2 days of debates. Steinbeis contributed to this research with interview-based knowledge from 7 German female entrepreneurs and 3 experts from which some are very interested in playing an active role in the future mentorship program.

Mentorship program is one course in ifempower curriculum and it is recommended to be understood as an “organic part of the module”. Mentors will take students to their enterprises and they provide professional tasks or show-up during courses. Thus in terms of practice (internship), students will get opportunity to work with mentors, assist their work, and get familiar with the general way of leading an enterprise. Mentorship program in the international curricula contributes also to promote successful education models, in this case – dual education. Innovative model is to combine mentorship and internship in a project competence study what is to be understood as basis for dual education.

A mentorship handbook serving especially universities but also Entrepreneurship Support Points (as component of current project), describing the complete mentorship program will be elaborated in English language and translated into Icelandic, German, Hungarian and Romanian by February 2020.

Mentorship program will be designed on best practice examples from Steinbeis university and other already existing successful female mentorship German programs which were analyzed by our Steinbeis center in advance.

Stay tuned with the evolution of the project on www.ifempower.eu

Early Innovators in Trieste

Project Partners of European Early Innovators Initiative meet in Trieste. Special guests: Scientists from Romania and Ukraine who received an intensive coaching during the 2-day workshop.

AREA Science Park in Trieste – a public national research organization promotes the development of innovation processes. With 40 years of experiences AREA Science Park is an excellent project partner for implementing EEII. Together with us in Trieste: representatives of NGO Common Regions from Slovakia, of Steinbeis Ukraine and our coordinator of Danube Strategic Project Fund.

Additionally participating scientists benefit from EEII knowledge base on funding opportunities, start-up initiatives, support actions, etc. what is made available to them – and what is available for others for download from our project website.

Business opportunities: collaborate with our scientists. Profiles of participating scientists

04.12.2018: With Early Innovators from Romania and Ukraine in Trieste. Training on business canvas at Contamination Lab of University Trieste.

05.12.2018: Networking and Pitching in Trieste. Coachhed by our Italian project partner, scientists from Danube Region complete their business canvas. Presentations to invited experts are more professional on this second day of the EEII event.

Königsjahr

Königsjahr

Zur Buchpräsentation „Königsjahr“ wurde STZ-Leiter Jürgen Raizner gebeten, über rumänisch-deutsche Beziehungen in den letzten 150 Jahren zu reden. Die Buchpräsentation wurde vom Deutschsprachigen Wirtschaftsclub Nordtransilvanien im Rahmen seines Herbstfestes in Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg) ausgerichtet. Für Jürgen Raizner der passende Anlass, zwei Persönlichkeiten des 19. Jahrhunderts hervorzuheben.

Am 28.07.1866 wurde Ion Ghica zum Ministerpräsidenten Rumäniens ernannt – von Karl von Hohenzollern, dem neuen Fürsten von Rumänien. Im Vordergrund steht für Jürgen Raizner aber weniger die politische Verbindung der damaligen Zeit. Ion Ghica war Mathematiker. Er hat Wissen geschaffen und als Präsidenten der Akademie der Wissenschaften dazu beigetragen, dass Rumänien eine wissensbasierte Gesellschaft entwickelt. Etwa zeitgleich hat Ferdinand von Steinbeis in Württemberg durch den Aufbau von Gewerbeschulen, die Entwicklung der dualen Ausbildung und das Bereitstellen von technischem Wissen aus England zur Industrialisierung des Landes beigetragen. Beide Persönlichkeiten haben sich vermutlich nie getroffen. Ihre Visionen sind für den zukünftigen Erfolg der Zusammenarbeit von Rumänien und Deutschland entscheidend. Denn das für 15-20 Jahre der jüngsten Vergangenheit erfolgreiche Kooperationsmodell auf Basis Rumäniens als Billiglohnland hat keine Zukunft. Die Ansprüche an die Zusammenarbeit steigen und erfordern hoch qualifizierte Fachkräfte. Auch wichtig: Unternehmen brauchen Zugang zur Kompetenz von Hochschulen. Dazu entwickelt Jürgen Raizner in Rumänien ein Netzwerk von Zentren für Technologietransfer – und wie in Deutschland ist der Namensgeber Steinbeis. Die Steinbeis-Zentrale in Bukarest ist im Hause von Ion Ghica angesiedelt.

Weitere Redner:

  • Prof. Tompea, Rektor der Universität Petre Andrei, Iasi
  • Prof. Sandru, Staatsekretär in der rumänischen Regierung
  • Prof. Horvath, Universität Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca
STM at Steinbeis Consulting Day

STM at Steinbeis Consulting Day

Competences | Networking | Action Focusing on Industry 4.0

The digital transformation of entire industry sectors is going on. Is the Romanian industry prepared? The progress in Germany towards Industry 4.0 is higly impressive. For Romanian enterprises this means, the collaboration with German enterprises will become more difficult in near future – for those who do not adapt their manufacturing processes and workflows according the chances given by Industry 4.0.

Top speakers from business and academia presented an insight into the new business world. Being member of Steinbeis Network, STM can make expertise on implementing ideas of Industry 4.0 available to those enterprises in Romania, who understood that significant changes of their business models are necessary.

STM joint Steinbeis Consulting Day 2016 and presented business opportunities from Romania and services as exhibitor. Promissing discussions took place. We thank the visitors to our booth and look forward to meet soon again.

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