WP2 – Capacity building of Cooperative R&D Units

Description The first activity in WP2 will be establishing and embeding the Cooperative R&D Units in the Universities’ structure. Coordination and communication measures will be developed in order to provide proper functioning of the Units.

Programme partners will give input for capacity building and knowledge transfer at partner countries universities and companies. They, jointly will develop the Cooperative R&D strategies, structures, tools and procedures, elaborate business plans by detailed SWOT analysis, market analysis and elaborate marketing and HR management plan and develop the portfolio of
activities of each Centre.
During this WP recruiting and training staff from universities and companies will happen. Three workshops and study visits will be organised in Vaasa, Bochum and Skopje.
Another important activity during this WP will be defining the necessary equipment, based on the decision made on the research fileds. Tendering procedure will be completed by M18.
Promotional activities will continue, specially emphasising the capacities and opportunities offered by the new Cooperative R&D Units and their potential to relevant stakeholders.

Lead UKIM+IECE
Deliverables
D2.1
Establishing and embedding the R&D Units in the Universities’ structure
D2.2
Developing Cooperative R&D strategies, structures, tools and procedures
D2.3 Elaborating business plans and developing activities
D2.4 Recruiting and training staff from universities and companies
D2.5 Defining and purchasing equipment