Application for an ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance “Systematic Innovation Methodologies” (SIM)

The proposal was rejected.

The proposal was successfully submitted on 25 Febr 2020.

If the proposal will be selected a mandate letter from each full partner to the applicant is required in due time. Being successful with our application we have only 4 weeks to collect all documents and sign the agreement.

Here is the external link to the documents to be uploaded in the Participant Register of the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal:

What do we expect from industrial partners

Ideally, the contribution should be sharpened in the project itself in a WP that it can be processed. The six points below in the “hints for a sound application”, i.e.

This describes where to go: “companies are actively involved and show solid results, commitment and intention of a long-lasting partnership with the HEI”. That would have to be filled with life, whereby here, of course, the question is what companies expect from HEI (higher educational institutions). We intentionally include a broader HEI spectrum, from universities, technical universities and universities of applied sciences to dual vocational training (Jantschgi in Graz), and also HEI with different experience in teaching already such methodologies.

Possible added value for the industrial company is influence and early access to developed teaching content and premium access to graduates that are yet skilled in the methodologies. Conversely, use cases and internships would of course also be interesting.

So the idea is that they

Benefits are:


Evaluating different opportunities the ERASMUS+ Key Action 2 Programme “Knowledge Alliances” seems best to fit the current state to link existing and planned curricula in “Systematic Innovation Methodologies” at different HEI (higher educational institutions) with the requirements and needs of industry.

The focus of the action is on cooperation between Programme Countries but organisations from Partner Countries can also be involved, if the added value is appropriately expressed. (Programme Guide, p. 133)

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From the call

Aims and Priorities

Knowledge Alliances aim at strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic environment. They intend to achieve one or more of the following aims:

The main attention is turned to projects that contribute to the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems as outlined in the 2017 EU Communication on the Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education, namely:

Award Criteria

Important cross-sectional tasks

Some Arguments Useful for the Application

About the Content

Stelian Brad (15.12.20191)

Bohuslav Busov (18.12.2019)

Hans-Gert Gräbe - Last update 29 Febr 2020