The MIND project has celebrated the second Training of Trainers of the project at the Slovak Technological University of Bratislava (STUBA) from May 29 to June 2 .
28 participants from six Central Asian institutions travelled to Bratislava to receive specialized training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This ToT was organized by STUBA and UNIGE (University of Genoa), with the participation of the ULPGC as the coordinating institution. The institutions that participated in the training are: Talas State University (Kyrgyzstan), Osh Technological University (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent State University of Economics (Uzbekistan), Samarkand Agriculture Institute (Uzbekistan), Technological University of Tajikistan (Tajikistan) and Capacity Building Consulting Group (Kyrgyzstan).
The MIND project has as main objective to support the Central Asian educational reform, through the creation of Youth Centres in the nine Central Asian partner universities, in order to promote entrepreneurship at the universities and increase the level of innovation and technology in socio-economic development.
The objective of this Training of Trainers is to contribute to the specialization of teachers of Higher Education for the implementation of innovative educational experiences that enhance the entrepreneurial and innovative competences. Some of the topics covered were: ‘Creative thinking, setting goals and motivation’, ‘Quality management world trends as a tool for continuing improvement quality of Young (start-up) company’, ‘Corporate culture, Business ethics, Ethics in Horizon 2020’, ‘Innovation and Technology Transfer in STUBA’, ‘Entrepreneurship conditions in Slovakia’, among others.
All the knowledge acquired during the whole week has provided the participants with training in the theoretical framework and the necessary tools to enhance their work. The teachers, in turn, will transmit all this knowledge to their students in the Youth Centres in their universities. As a result, professors will be better prepared to monitor the entrepreneurial projects or business ideas of their students.