The AISAB Project will address the need within the EU to improve the level of innovation and its impact, particularly in SMEs.
Building on the work of other innovation projects and materials, it will develop approaches to develop the skills that support SME innovation from an HEI context and through VET. These complementary streams of work will see implementation of initiatives to drive innovation, both during the project and also on a sustainable basis, by embedding the outcomes in the day-to-day activities of HEIs and organisations delivering VET to SMEs.
The University of Gloucestershire (UOG) is a diverse, vibrant community of 9,000 undergraduate students, 1,000 postgraduate students, 40,000 alumni and 1,000 staff from all across the world.
With campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, the University offers its students a specialised and dynamic place to learn, grow and make lasting connections.
Hafelekar (HAF) was founded in 2001. HAF combines expertise in managerial, socialand educational sciences. Customers are entrepreneurs, business companies, non-profit organisations as well as clients in the public sector. The focusses are on personal and organisation development, innovation management, regional development, qualitative and quantitative social research, and project management.
Prompt Ltd. (PRMT) was established in 1989, by highly qualified IT experts with intensive R&D activities based on their academic background. The company has two main divisions, one of them is the delivery of IT training, e-learning and Content Management Systems (CMS) solutions, the other is software-hardware development, security systems and IT system integration. Related to its professional work, PRMT has a wide partnership at both national and international level, collaborating with several research and educational institutes in R&D projects.
The University of Sopron (SOP), as a successor of University of West Hungary, is known as one of the top higher educational institutions in Hungary. SOP offers a broad range of training and degree programmes, from undergraduate programmes (BA, BSc) to master programmes (MA, MSc) and doctoral (PhD, DLA) programmes, in the fields of natural, technical, agricultural and social sciences (including economics), arts, applied arts and education.
The University of Primorska (UP) was established in 2003 as a third national university in Slovenia. The activities of UP focus on offering quality study programmes at the three levels (Bachelors, Masters and PhD level), consists of the following faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and IT, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Tourism Studies – TURISTICA and Faculty of Health Sciences); as well as the research institute (Institute Andrej Marušič), a University Library, and Students’ Residence.
The Institute for Innovation and Technology within Korona (KOR), is an innovation oriented organisation from Slovenia with its mission closely linked to raising innovativeness in schools and in the business sector. The organisation operates in close cooperation with a wide network of specialists of various professional profiles, and collaborates with national and foreign organisations following the open innovation concept.
Fondazione ITS (ITS) is a short-cycle higher Education Institution founded in 2010 and located in Bergamo, in Lombardy Region. ITS has introduced a unique Higher Education Institution (HEI) model in Italy, which applies a strong innovation-oriented on–the-job training approach (dual system), in a real work environment and/or in high-tech laboratories (an approach that is similar to the Fachhochschulen in Germany and SUP in Switzerland). All courses delivered by ITS are post-diploma training paths, oriented towards innovation-oriented sectors.
The University of Granada (GRAN) is a classical university (founded in 1531) and one of Spain’s leading universities. GRAN is a public higher education institution and is committed not only to quality and excellence in education, learning and research but also to activities targeting the transfer of scientific, technical and artistic knowledge to society; the betterment of society; and a sustainable environment.