The broad goal of the project Investing in Enterpreneurial Universities in Caucasus and Central Asia (EUCA – InVEst) is to enhance an entrepreneurial culture within HE in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan and to strengthen the role of HEIs as an active stakeholder that contributes to the socio-economic development of society by fostering cooperation enterprise-university at both academic and industry level as well as between the EU and the beneficiary countries.

Specific objectives of the projects are:

  1. Creation or Reinforcement of Technological Transfer Offices as a bridge between enterprise and universities.
  2. Improving the skills and competencies of staff working at TTOs to support entrepreneurship.
  3. Designing an intensive training program on teaching entrepreneurship for professors and educators seeking to integrate effective and new methods of teaching entrepreneurship in the respective courses.
  4. Implementation of pilot activities organized by the TTOs.
  5. To create a network of professors and practitioners to encourage entrepreneurship in beneficiary countries.

Partners of the project from EU: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (coordinator), Glasgow Caledonian, KSU, VUB, USC and Masaryk University

Partners of the project from Georgia: ISU, Caucasus University, Georgian Agrarian University, Bank of Georgia University, Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency, Georgian Business Association.

Partners of the project from Kyrgyz Republic: University of Economics and Entrepreneurship in Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyz Economic University, Attat-Tul University, Issyk-kul State University, Ednet.

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