The EIfI-Tech Network

The International EIfI-Tech Network

 

The European Institute for Innovation – Technology works on a variety of international projects, merging technical innovation with economic deployment. Thus, the EIfI-Tech is known for its work with innovation and entrepreneurs, with the goal of shortening the connection with industry and academia partners.

 

Through its broad networks, EIfI-Tech continues to build up regional connections to early stage business proposals in RIS3 sectors in a variety of contexts. The EIfI-Tech operational team manages the delivery of project work programmes working in partnership with national and international agencies, learning institutions, the private sector and people – the so-called “Quadruple Helix”.

 

The ever-expanding international EIfI-Tech partnership aims to embody this Quadruple Helix approach on an international scale, which is focused on but is in no way limited to European development.

 

 

Benefits of EIfI-Tech Membership

 

For a local authority – or for any private or public entity – taking part in local, regional, national and transnational projects offers many opportunities: an effective way for you to develop and implement ideas, to discuss them with partners from other cultural backgrounds, learn alternative ways to solve problems, market your organisation internationally, and make valuable networks & contacts. It may even be a way for organisations to fund aspirations. Working together with other partners from different thematic or cultural background can save money and time, to concentrate directly on the individual tasks of an local authority, university, or for any private or public entity.

 

The above sounds easy – however, tender proposals or state aid often use complex language which is time-consuming, if not familiar and often can be an intimidating task for inexperienced individuals & organisations. The European Institute for Innovation – Technology and its stakeholders could support your organisation along the various stages of project preparation, from its initial concept through to its approval. Since its inception, the European Institute for Innovation – Technology has worked in different thematic and strategic networks and offers the ideal and most suitable access to funding programs and national/European decision makers.

 

Contact us

Chris Ashe (Director)

c.ashe@eifi-tech.eu

On the 21st and 22nd of May the third transnational meeting of the EMIC-GEM project was supposed to be held in Bilbao, hosted by CIFP Construcción Bizkaia. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, partners have been unable to meet personally, pivoting to the best of their abilities through monthly partner video calls and interactive transnational online workshops. On the 4th of June, our most recent online meeting, the EMIC-GEM Erasmus+ consortium activities at the meeting included some of the actions that would have been part of our transnational meeting in Spain. The meeting consisted of general project updates from the lead partner, followed by an update on the report by Višja Strokovna šola Academia (Slovenia) on the training model and competency framework. An update on module descriptors was then provided by the lead partner, the City of Glasgow College. The virtual meeting concluded with further updates on the website development from our Austrian partners at LBS Pinkafeld and general project communication points. Our next Transnational Meeting is planned for November 2020 in Bieberach, Germany at the Holzbau Baden-Württemberg Bildungszentrum. We hope that this allows enough time for restrictions to be lifted and for face to face meetings to be allowed again. While online meetings are good for keeping up the productivity of the project they can’t replace many of the important aspects of Erasmus projects like getting impressions from other countries, experiencing their schools and work places or getting to know the project team over a shared meal. We hope to find a date later on in the project to reschedule the transnational meeting at our partners in Bilbao. The EMIC-GEM consortium convenes monthly to follow up on particular actions highlighted in the transnational meetings and workshops in order to ensure project success.  

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