Professional Higher Education institutions and businesses: stronger interaction for greater impact in Europe
EURASHE invites all the members of the Higher Education community to take part in the Summer cocktail and workshop “Professional Higher Education institutions and businesses: stronger interaction for greater impact in Europe”, which will take place on 13 June 2019 from 15:30 to 19:00 at the Erasmushogeschool, Rue des Six Jetons 70, 1000 Brussels.
The workshop will focus on how to optimise the interaction between PHEIs and businesses (industry and SMEs), in terms of research and innovation activities and learning provisions, including work-based learning and up-skilling, in a way that both parties are mutually reinforced and better prepared to take full advantage of the existing and forthcoming EU funding opportunities, such as the European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon Europe.
Registration closes on 11 June
Please, download the full rationale for the workshop here.
We are living in a fast-changing world shaped by impressive scientific breakthroughs that lead to the creation of new products, services and business models at a speed and scale unparalleled in human history. They are transforming radically the way in which individuals, governments and companies relate to each other and the world at large. In the coming years, the European workers will need new skills to take full advantage of the modern technologies and mitigate job losses due to automation.
We need, therefore, to rethink the way talent is developed and deployed in the world. This requires breaking down old silos between education systems and labour markets, smarter approaches to the regulatory framework, new forms of public-private partnerships, and new methods of teaching and learning.
The close cooperation between Professional Higher Education institutions (PHEI) and companies is not only evident in their applied RTI-profile, but also in the profile of their researchers. Besides, their scientific competences they also have the ability to adopt the entrepreneurial perspective and to convey this perspective to their students. Thus, the PHEIs appear better placed than traditional universities to provide European workers with the right skills and knowledge they need to fully benefit from the on-going Fourth Industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).
Against this background, the workshop will focus on how to optimise the interaction between PHEIs and the private sector – industry and SMEs – in a way that both parties are mutually reinforced and better prepared to take full advantage of the forthcoming opportunities that will result from the sectoral initiatives under the next multi-annual financial framework, such as the Cohesion policy post-2020 (smart specialisation and regional investment in innovation) and Horizon Europe, the next European research and innovation programme.
|Thursday 13 June | 15:00-19:30 | Erasmushogeschool, Rue des Six Jetons 70, 1000 Brussels|
|15:00 – 15:30||Registration|
|15:30 – 15:35||Welcome word by Mrs Ann Langenakens, Director of academic affairs, Erasmushogeschool|
|15:35 – 15:45||Welcome speech by Mr Stéphane Lauwick, President, EURASHE|
|15:45 – 16:05||“Higher Education and businesses: examples of European Commission’s action in encouraging strategic cooperation and support through EU funding”, Mrs Victoria Petrova, European Commission, DG GROW|
|16:05 – 16:25||“Shaping Together the Talent of Tomorrow”, Mr Rodrigo Maia, Chief Technology Officer, ALTRAN Portugal|
|16:25 – 16:45||“University/Business Cooperation: What do Engineers do for it ?”, Mr Dirk G. Bochar, Secretary General, FEANI|
|16:45 – 17:05||“A case of Aquafil: not wasting opportunities”, Mr Edi Kraus, General Manager, AquafilSLO
|17:05 – 17:10||Wrap up|
|Moderator: Mr Iskren Kirilov, Policy Advisor, EURASHE
|The event will be followed by the Networking Drinks Reception
Following are the speakers of the event:
Following is the moderator of the event:
The event is free of charge.
How to get there:
Rue des Six Jetons 70