II Training of Trainers on Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Bratislava)

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.

Participation of the MIND project at the Joint Conference EU – Central Asia

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The MIND project was invited to participate at the “Joint Conference EU – Central Asia: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships impact on Central Asia” held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 15-16 May, 2017.

The main objective of this conference was to share best practices, evaluate results, get to know success stories and talk about important subjects regarding the ERASMUS MUNDUS program such as credits recognition in the Central Asian Republics. More than 100 participants from CA and EU universities as well as representative from the European Commission attended this great meeting.

The coordinator of the MIND project (Erasmus+ CBHE), Sara Rebollo Ramírez, had the opportunity to present the MIND project as an example of sustainability of the Erasmus Mundus projects under the session: “The Process of Internationalization: Regional Cooperation and European Cooperation – Central Asia”.

I Training of Trainers on Entrepreneurship & Innovation (LISBON)

The MIND project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union and in which the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) is the coordinator, has held its first Training of Trainers at the IST Lisboa (Technical Institute of Lisbon).

23 participants from five Central Asian institutions travelled to Lisbon to receive specialized training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This ToT was organized by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Technical Institute of Lisbon, with the participation of the ULPGC as the coordinating institution. The institutions that participated in the training are: Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgystan), Buhara State University, Khorog State University and Russian Tajik (Slavonik) University (Tajikistan) and STUBA (Slovakia).

The MIND project has as main objective to support the Central Asian educational reform, through the creation of Youth Centers in the nine Central Asian participating 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: ‘Communication Strategies’, ‘Emotional Intelligence’, ‘How to elaborate a value proposal’, ‘How to carry out a business plan’, and 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 Centers in their universities. As a result, professors will be better prepared to monitor the entrepreneurial projects or business ideas of their students.

From May 19 to June 2 will take place the second Training of Trainers of the project, which will have more technical content within the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and will take place in Bratislava, specifically at the University of Technological Studies of Bratislava (STUBA).

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Mapping competences of young entrepreneurs

The first stage of the project foresees to define a competency framework for the training in relevant topics. This map will provide the state-of-the-art of the range of competencies (described under roles, technical, participative and social skills, and expertise) of the project target and will  allow a better analysis for the identification of the most suitable training.

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MIND Kick-Off Meeting

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria organized, the 24th, 25th and 26th February 2015, a Multi – Kick off Meeting in order to launch three ERASMUS+ projects: MIND, REVET and PONCHO. These projects belong to the call of the European Commission for the Development of Capacity Building in Higher Education.

During the first day, more than 60 participating institutions attended common sessions where the Erasmus+ Program and the common rules for the Management (technical and financial) of the Erasmus + projects from the ULPGC where presented.

During the second and third days, each consortium had their own private meetings to work in depth on the managing or each project: explaining the managing of work packages, stablishing timetables, partnership agreement, etc.

In addition, a common visit to some facilities of ULPGC related to the three projects was organized the third day in the afternoon.

Mind Consortium during the Kick off Meeting
Mind Consortium during the Kick off Meeting

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