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 (www.aimday.se) 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 sumamrizing the main conclusions and results, forthcoming in 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 phase, the goal is to inject the international/interdisciplinary modules into existing entrepreneurship programs. We will also publish a teacher handbook summarizing our experience and recommendations, forthcoming 2020. Read more

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

The LISTO consortium will discuss strategies for an entrepreneurial university. We will 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. This worp package will start in the third project year (Oct 2019).

Partners

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

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

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

Argentina
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.

Contact

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

Mail: philipp.baur@uadm.uu.se

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