We need a coordinator for an Erasmus+ KA2 on Knowledge & Technology Transfer competences

2021.03.25

Need analysis: despite of growing importance of innovations based on results of R&D for competitiveness of European economies, there is still no generally recognised standard for education of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) professionals and certification of their expertise.

An EU harmonised competence certification scheme would bring reasonable benchmark for comparison of various KTT training schemes and facilitate presentation of the professional expertise level of KTT professionals. Being generally adopted, this scheme would contribute to increase of effectivity of KTT process on both states and EU levels.

Objectives:

  1. establish harmonised criteria for recognition / certification of KTT training curricula and competences through an EU wide stakeholders’ consultation,
  2. identify and map KTT good practices allowing evidence-based competence recognition,
  3. engage existing training curricula to self-assess and improve regarding KTT good practices,
  4. develop a KTT competence certification scheme based on an open badge informal recognition ecosystem,
  5. pilot test the improved curricula and the certification scheme.

Target public: KTT professionals, innovation project managers, technology transfer offices of universities, research institutes and corporations, KTT training providers, KTT professional associations.

Sector: VET, university.

Idea holding partners:

  • http://ila.cz/en/: innovation agency, part of a former Erasmus+ project on KTT,
  • www.efcocert.eu: unique expertise in developing ISO compliant competence certification schemes within Erasmus+ projects.

Coordinator’s wished profile: KTT departments of universities or VET schools, KTT professional associations.

Interested to apply as coordinator for the 2021 call? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Didier BLANC, EFCoCert President