European Technology Transfer – Pilot testing

The European Technology Transfer Manager project (ETM) aims to support the process of converting ideas, research, or prototypes into viable commercial products, through elaboration of training course for Technology Transfer Manager (TTM). The course will be prepared in line with ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training) requirements. This will allow for the assessment, transfer, validation and the accumulation of learning outcomes achieved in formal and non-formal contexts.

During the first year of the project partners conducted a preliminary detailed study on the state of the art concerning technology transfer in all partner countries, elaborating the TTM competence profile at national and European level. Currently in all partners countries pilot activities are being implemented using e-learning platform in English language. In the pilot training activities at least 15 Technology Transfer Manager from each partner countries are involved. Aim of the pilot activities is to evaluate elaborated methodology for TTM experience/knowledge validation and modules of training course. Result of pilot activities will allow to better adjust elaborated outcomes to TTM needs and ECVET requirements.

ETM project is realised within LEONARDO DA VINCI (Development of Innovation) programme and last from 01.01.2013 to 30.06.2015. The consortium is composed by 1 University, 2 Chambers of Commerce, 3 vocational education and training (VET) providers, 2 local development agencies, 1 consultancy company.

Contact person: Karolina Tomczyk – karolina.tomczyk@uni.lodz.pl

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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