INVENT – Promotion of Innovation Culture in the Higher Education in Jordan, is the ERASMUS+ project, which aims at institutionalizing innovation, technology transfer, and capacity building within the Jordanian universities so that they become a pillar in the development of the national economy. The project concentrates on strengthening and enhancing the role of higher education institutes and universities in innovation capacity building, technology transfer and commercialization of applied scientific research outcome in Jordan.
The project will help to utilize the abundant scientific research production in two ways: first by giving the chance to the researchers to apply their research results, and second by providing a clear view of the technological need of the local industries so that the research and researchers priorities can be well identified. Another important objective of this project is to enhance the sector of innovation and technology transfer through capacity building of staff and raising the awareness of the innovation importance among the university’s researchers and the local businesses.
The project aims and objectives will be achieved via establishing Centers for Transfer of Innovation (CTI) at selected Jordanian universities. The centers will help in the implanting and further development of the National Policy and Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation which is the base for all currently ongoing and planned innovation support activities. INVENT project will enable the CTI to support reality-related introduction of research results into the educational processes and industrial application.
The basic results of the project activities are the establishment of four Centers for transfer of innovation (CTI) at the Jordanian universities and other two at departments at non-academic organizations and institutions. Their activity is the provision of entrepreneurs with innovations for introduction in the process of production.
SAXEED AWAKENS ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND UNLOCKS POTENTIAL
Universities have a great potential to produce economically successful start-ups with knowledge and technologies from scientific research. Unfortunately, this potential is not fully exploited everywhere.
We support founders interested in universities and non-university research institutions. We sensitize and motivate students, university graduates and employees for the idea of starting their own businesses and then qualify and accompany them. In doing so, we are contributing to a stronger culture of self-employment, personal initiative and entrepreneurial thinking at universities and research institutions, and we are contributing to the innovative power of the Saxon economy.
SAXEED is represented in the network with one or more employees at all universities and offers a wide range of courses. The start-up network is supported by strong regional and national partners.
The founding network SAXEED, the start-up initiative at the four Southwest Saxon universities in Chemnitz, Freiberg, Mittweida and Zwickau, is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the Free State of Saxony, EXIST and the participating universities .
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