New logics for innovation

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Coordinator Mälardalens högskola - Akademin för innovation,design och Teknik, Eskilstuna
Funding from Vinnova SEK 175 630
Project duration October 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-04723-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project New logic for innovation is to create new formal forms of cooperation between the Mälardalen University and the municipality of Nyköping, according to the following objectives: 1. Formalised form of internship at the municipality of Nyköping / MDH. 2. Completed and evaluated two types of student collaboration projects. 3. Developed a course module that meets the skills development needs of professional innovation advisors. 4. Initiated an application for a joint international research and innovation project.

Expected results and effects

The expected results and effects are: Established contacts between teachers and professionals in the local innovation system that contribute to joint competence development and networking. Increased knowledge of companies and municipalities regarding higher education in the region. Greater diversity in student projects, contributing to the ability to match competences, and students and teachers increased knowledge about different corporate challenges. Systematic development work of own practices, that leads to the dissemination of methods for sustainable innovation.

Planned approach and implementation

The project contains the following parts 1. Student projects in three different courses during the academic year 18-19. 2. Development of services. Including the sub-projects; a) studying the needs of residents, SMEs for skills and innovation systems services, b) development of course modules for innovation advisors and c) testing of internship formats. Runs during VT18. 3. International research application; focusing on forming consortium and formulating work packages. Runs the entire project time. 4. Joint learning in the form of a research circle. Runs the entire project time.

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