The outcomes of KTU are six Knowledge Transfer Units (KTUs) that were established, equipped and staffed at the Partner Country Universities (PCUs), each provided with a strategy, a business and activity plan, a service portfolio and a financial plan for sustainability.
Staff was trained thanks to five study visits and workshops at the European partner universities. Each KTU implemented at least one pilot project with an industry partner to test and improve its services. Interdisciplinary curricula were developed in connection with the services offered and implemented by the PCUs allowing for guest lecturing between the PCUs.
Dissemination activities included different channels to address the stakeholders of the KTUs such as two conferences, websites for each KTU, printed materials (flyers, brochures etc.), participation in numerous events and conferences, use of social media and promotional videos. Further outcomes are regular monitoring reports on quality assurance, an external evaluation and feedback to ensure continuous development and project management-related reports to document and update on the project´s progress.
Summary of results and download links:
WP1 Establish 6 Knowledge Transfer Units (KTUs) and develop strategies for them
1.1 All 6 KTUs established according to individual strategies and terms of reference [DOWNLOAD]
1.2 One overall strategy including 6 individual strategies for all 6 KTUs elaborated based on experiences of the EU partners and existing services of the PCUs, evaluated and improved [DOWNLOAD]
1.3 Tailored equipment for each KTU purchased (3D printers, 3D scanners, eye-tracking system and office equipment) and installed at all 6 KTU offices [DOWNLOAD]
1.4 All 6 KTUs staffed according to individual strategies and terms of reference (31 persons in total) [DOWNLOAD]
WP2 Build capacities and assure knowledge transfer at all the 6 KTUs
2.1 All 5 scheduled trainings/study visits carried out before the Intermediate report and 3 additional individual study visits/trainings/consultations carried out [DOWNLOAD]
2.2 6 Individual activity and business plans developed, regularly reviewed and updated with gathered experiences for each KTU [DOWNLOAD]
WP3 Set up pilot projects at each KTU and develop appropriate services and tools
3.1 6 individual service portfolios developed and published [DOWNLOAD]
3.2 11 pilot projects implemented (min. target number 6) [DOWNLOAD]
WP4 Develop/modernize and implement interdisciplinary curricula modules
4.1 Interdisciplinary curricula modules finalized and implemented, working programs approved and course books published [DOWNLOAD]
4.2: Guest lecturing carried out between all PCUs [DOWNLOAD]
WP5 Quality Assurance
5.1 Quality assurance plan elaborated, implemented and constantly reviewed, regular quality control conducted via skype meetings, written questionnaires and 5 reports [DOWNLOAD]
5.2: Structured monitoring visits to PCUs conducted by coordinator and quality assurance work package leader, documented in 2 reports [DOWNLOAD]
5.3 External evaluation conducted, interim and final evaluation report [DOWNLOAD]
WP6 Sustainability [DOWNLOAD]
6.1 6 individual financial sustainability plans elaborated and reviewed
6.2 Further local partner involved in the project, 7 Memoranda of Understanding with companies signed and a KTU database developed
6.3 Tools and processes for further curriculum adaptation elaborated (3 questionnaires and tools)
WP7 Dissemination [DOWNLOAD]
7.1 Promotional material designed and printed (7.000 flyers, 7.800 brochures, 5.600 service portfolios, plus other promotional material), 7 promotional videos for KTUs elaborated [DOWNLOAD]
7.2 KTU websites created and maintained (1 project website with subsection for each KTU plus additional websites within PCU´s structure)
7.3 Additional staff trained at PCUs during 15 training replications, faculty meeting and in scientific councils/board meetings
7.4 121 dissemination activities including Interim (Kiev, Oct. 2015) and Final Conference (Lviv, Oct. 2016). In total, 82 events, 23 articles/newsletters, 7 meetings with business representatives, 10 conference participations, 5 international events and 1 national TV broadcast.
WP8 Project management
8.1 9 consortium meetings, monitoring visits to PCUs conducted, 2 NEO&EACEA monitoring visits, regular online meetings held, etc.
8.2 Internal reporting system with special security financial model elaborated and approved