Concept of LISTO

Latin American and European Cooperation on Innovation and Entrepreneurship


LISTO is an Erasmus+ capacity building project (Key Action 2) running from 2017-2020.

We are a consortium of 3 universities from Europe, 3 from Brazil, 2 from Argentina and 2 from Uruguay. We bring together experts from innovation and tech-transfer offices and entrepreneurship teachers to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and good practice.


LISTO has 3 main objectives with activities in 3 corresponding development work packages:

1. Foster university-industry relations by using the AIMday match-making method

AIMday ( is a match-making format developed by Uppsala University Innovation to connect university researchers and industry R&D staff. Prior to the AIMday, both sides are asked to submit questions on a defined topic, e.g. smart industries or material science which are used to set up matching workshops. The LA partners participated in an AIMday training and subsequently organized their own pilot AIMdays. We evaluated the joint experience to discuss how universities can connect strategically with the wider economic and social environment. There will be a publication summarizing the main conclusions and results, forthcoming September 2020. Read more

2. Increase the entrepreneurial skill set of teachers and students by developing International Virtual Classrooms

The LISTO consortium started this work package by discussing current methods, topics and trends in teaching entrepreneurship to students and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Based on this first step and a systematic mapping, we worked together in developing pilots for interdisciplinary entrepreneurship courses which we tested in a International Virtual Classroom (IVC). Teachers and students from all 10 LISTO partners participate in the co-creation of these pilot courses. After the test run in 2019, we offered the course again in 2020 and the plan is to offer the course annually after the project ends. We will also publish a teacher handbook summarizing our experience and recommendations, forthcoming September 2020. See course description

3. Strengthen a university-wide spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial university)

The LISTO consortium will discuss strategies for an entrepreneurial university. We address the topic from two angles: first, a conference with a focus on university strategies and questions on how to measure the entrepreneurial dimension of universities; second, a workshop for innovation officers to share good-practice examples of stimulating innovation and methods in engaging researchers for innovation. We will share our results and recommendations in the LISTO Toolkit for Entrepreneurial Universities, forthcoming September 2020. Read more

The project ended in October 2020. The results and deliverables are available in the Resources section. The consortium will continue collaboration as the LISTO network.


Uppsala University, Sweden (coordinator)
University of Valladolid, Spain
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
University of São Paulo (USP)

Universidad ORT Uruguay (ORT)
Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC)
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)


Associate Partners

Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP), Brazil

Federation of Industries of Rio Grande do Sul State (FIERGS), Brazil

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT), Argentina

Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación (ANII), Uruguay



Further Information

Universidad ORT Uruguay

Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Soul

University of Groningen

Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Universidade de São Paulo

Uppsala Universitet

University of Valladolid

Science Park – University of Valladolid

Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Erasmus+ capacity building

Capacity building projects (Erasmus +, Key Action 2) are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between higher education institutions (HEI) in Europe and outside of Europe. They aim at using HEIs as a vector to deliver the knowledge requirements for economic development through job creation, better governance, increased entrepreneurship and mobility, and a stronger civil society. The duration is 2 or 3 years with a budget between 500.000 and 1.000.000 Euro for staff, travel, accommodation, equipment and subcontracting.


Philipp Baur, Project Coordinator
Division for Internationalisation
Unit for Global Collaboration
Uppsala University


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