Integrating Talent Development into Innovation Ecosystems in Higher Education
The Project INNOTAL: Integrating Talent Development into Innovation Ecosystems in Higher Education is a joint initiative of 14 Universities from Europe, India, the Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It is co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme - Capacity Building in Higher Education.
The project aims at building the capacity of universities in India, the Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka to nurture a culture of high-quality research and innovation shared by both faculty and students. Project activities will promote the uptake of entrepreneurship education and innovation training, and will support universities in intensifying knowledge flows between the academia and external stakeholders - industry, the public sector and the community. The project teams will establish and kick-start the operations of a Talent Co-Creation Lab at each participating University, which should serve as a co-creation space bringing together faculty, students and external stakeholders to jointly pursue innovation, research and talent promotion activities.
The successful implementation of this project will help make university education more relevant to the challenges faced by societies and national economies, and will promote the employability and talent of university graduates, making them better skilled to contribute to sustainable national development.
- Project Period: October 15, 2017 – October 14, 2021
- Project Coordinator: Prof. D.A.N. Dharmasena
- Project Team Members: Prof. Dhrashana Yapa, Dr. S. Maheswaran, Ms. Kamani Silva
- Project Consortium:
Region Country Partner Institute/s European Partners Bulgaria University of National and World Economy European Center for Quality Ood Greece Panepistimio Thessalias Finland Vaasa University of Applied Sciences United Kingdom University of Ulster Asian Partners Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya University of Ruhuna Philippines Benguet State University Ifugao State University India University of Hyderabad Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University University of Madras RK University Nepal Pokhara University Agriculture and Forestry University