Erasmus Plus - A recent success

Balogh Virgínia Thu, 2016/06/16 - 10:41

On January 26th the Project NetMib was officially launched during the first Consortium’s meeting. The consortium led by the Simonyi Business and Economic Development Center of the University of Pecs (HU) and composed of other 5 THA members, namely SEERC (GR), ESPAITEC (ES), Tampere University (FI), Fondazione Rosselli (IT), North Carolina University (USA), with the THA supporting the dissemination activities as associated partner, will be given a grant by the ERASMUS PLUS programme to implement the NETMib project!

Partners from Hungary, Greece, USA, Italy, Finland, Spain, met in Pécs (Hungary) and set the basis for a fruitful and effective cooperation.

The project while developing entrepreneurial capacity aims at providing answers to current socio-economic problems by generating relevant business ideas on the part of university students. This action learning approach will further strengthen the functioning of the Triple Helix model at the participating HEIs. By internationally interconnecting the participating HEIs’ ideation and business model generation practices in the framework of the NetMIB significant intercultural, cross industrial, and multidisciplinary benefits will arise on the parts of all participants.

The indirect beneficiaries of the NetMIB project are (1) the students with marketable business ideas studying at the participating HEIs irrespective of their disciplinary area; (2) business students, who join the development of the business idea proposed by a fellow students to establish a validated business model; (3) faculty members, who participate in the incubation of student ideas as mentors or lecturers; (4) business professionals, SME owners, nonprofits, public employees, who get involved in the development process as speakers, mentors or judges of the projects and receive new, creative impulses from the idea, or from the ideation process.

The project also intends to establish a transnational entrepreneurship ecosystem that can support the development of entrepreneurial skills of participating persons (students, faculty members, business professionals, public servents,…etc), while creating innovative solutions that are able to solve regional, national or international socio-economic problems.

The first period of the project will be devoted to the research on the state of the art of existing offer within public and private HEIs (High Education Institutions) of training programs and integrated supporting and incubating services to develop new entrepreneurial ideas: at least 10 cases will be developed, in order to highlight the main strong points and enabling factors for such programs, with the aim of developing a really effective and efficient program to be adopted cross countries.

This first phase will be closing in May when  the design phase of the project will start, based on the main findings of the research.

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