Programs

Our core knowledge processes benefit from the standard and tailor made educational and research offerings of the  faculty of business and economics of the university of Pécs, other faculties of the university of Pécs, as well as our international web of partners currently extending beyond 26 regions. The Simonyi BEDC programs are continuously aligned with the ongoing events and programs at our partner institutes.

The  common goal of our programs are promoting enterpreneurial capacity for A-Spatial sustainable innovation, building and increasing impact on regional networks through infrastructure capacity, cross-boarder cohesion, circular migration of assets and competencies,  integrated inter-regional governance  supporting decentralization and local empowerment.

Simonyi BEDC aims at playing a major role in the reconfiguration of Higher Education towards a type of teaching and research that directly supports innovation, multi disciplinarity, employability, life long learning and whole life learning. In learning with our social and ecological stakeholders we aim at offering platforms for multi contextual learning and fostering the development of a strong network of post conventional professionals. At a regional level we aim at serving ongoing efforts towards SMART Specialization in the centers of gravity within which we operate.

In addition, starting September 2013 an extended newly designed program under the  Simonyi Interdisciplinary program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capacity Building will be kicked off in cooperation with our partners. On April 17th 2013, participants from AmCham, HVCA, Central European University and the Faculty of Business and Economics agreed to join forces in order to create a Joint Body overseeing and promoting best practices in the field of entrepreneurial capacity building programs based on successful US models.

The first such effort at BEDC has been the design and development of the BEDCH performance benchmarking and monitoring credit system fostered by the Knowledge Management Committees.

The  transactions  of BEDC members and partners  are monitored  through  three  licensing programs which monitor 35 running programs at TEIP and TICEBED development platforms.

  1. The "Green Card"  licensing program: Facilitating entrepreneurship capacity building (TEIP related)
  2. The "Blue Card" licensing program: Facilitating sustainable regional development and knowledge community building  (TICEBED related)
  3. Partner - Provider licensing program (both TEIP and TICEBED related)

Our licensing programs are designed in a manner that make transfer of points to other standard performance monitoring systems easy. Entry level credit points may qualify a member for a Green Card depending on the earlier experience and field related activities.

The BEDC credit system (BEDCHours)  follows a 360 degrees  balanced score card logic using 300+ 60 credit points ( hour= 1credit) for monitoring every 3 years of members' activities. Members participating in BEDC project networks are entitled to BEDCH credits. Participants of the Simonyi Programs are entitled to 30 BEDH entry level credit points.

In line with the principle of supporting members' multiple network representation, BEDCH system is continuously developed towards higher compatibility with performance monitoring systems at members' institutions of origin  and / or adapted to acknowledge members' day-to-day activities within their professional and social networks. International Quality Assurance Frameworks and International Classifications of Industries, Economic Activities, Competencies and Jobs have been embedded in the basic design of the BEDCH.

Educational, Research, Publication, Consulting, Networking, Promotion, Administration, Investment, Security, Service and Manufacturing activities are all acknowledged and certified with the help of  the BEDCH system.

Our core knowledge processes foster activities at all project phases, namely pre-planning, planning, implementation, execution, operation, network development, documentation and publication. The principle understanding is that all project ideas follow a standard knowledge development process irrelevant of their life cycle stage. This is mainly due to the objective of generating  more breakthrough ideas from each ongoing project.

In order to ensure optimal awareness of the Best Practices and Benchmarks across our network, physical and virtual workshops under Performance Improvement Programs (PIP) are designed and delivered. The Implementation Champions program is a program designed to introduce most successful performers every year.