Comparative case study now available!

The comparative study describes the results of applying three different methodologies for innovation transfer between HEIs and SMEs, assessing their effectiveness and publishing the results for consultation by other interested parties. In order to compare three different methodologies for innovation transfer between HEIs and SMEs, we chosen a HEI result from one of the academic […]

Innovation Alliance Final Event

The Innovation Alliance content has been released to a wide international audience of researchers, academics, higher education managers and entrepreneurs. During the three day ISBE conference, that took place in Paris (France) from October 26 to 28, the Innovation Alliance project partners shared their thoughts, insights and project outcomes through a keynote presentation by Joe […]

Romanian Innovation Alliance pushes to close the innovation loop

Over the past year, Romanian Alliance has directed their attention to three streams of actions: developing methods for patent transfer from universities to the SMEs, launching platforms to pool national and European project efforts, and incorporating mechanisms to facilitate technology transfer process. A solid progress has been achieved for the first two goals, however, the […]

Intensified cooperation in Halle Regional Alliance

The Halle region has addressed a number of challenges, found in their benchmark study ‘Science Scorecard’. Through increased branding activities, the alliance was able to better engage with stakeholders, in addition to a number of events that have led to stronger relationships and an increase in cooperation between the various stakeholders involved. The benchmark study […]


Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise interested in initiating a collaborative partnership with a Higher Education Institution? However, are you lacking relevant knowledge and skills to get you started? The Innovation Alliance invites you and your team to enroll in a newly launched, free, and a self-paced online SME Innovation Training Course to effectively […]

SME Training Course Launched!

The Innovation Alliance partners have launched a SME Training Course, providing SMEs with the skills they need to effectively engage with Higher Education Institution research. The implementation of greater innovation in SME is vital to fulfilling not only Europe’s economic objectives but also those of a more equal and productive society with higher social and […]

Development of the Alliances

Cross Border Innovation Alliance Update The Cross Border Alliance between Ireland and the UK continues to develop with the addition of a further partner from the Republic of Ireland. County Meath is an area with a strong manufacturing base and the population has access to six 3rd level institutions within a close commuting distance with […]

Micro Enterprise collaborates with Universities to develop learning tools for Lecturers and Tutors

Micro-enterprise Canice Consulting Ltd – based in Northern Ireland- is collaborating with partners including the Universitat Politecnica Valencia, University Szczecin and the European Universities Continuing Education Network to develop a Mobile and Digital e-learning toolkit – This toolkit will focus on increasing the ability and motivation of trainers, tutors and lecturers to use digital […]

European Software Testing Innovation Alliance (EuroSTIA) | Kick-off Meeting Planned in Amsterdam

The European Software Testing Innovation Alliance (EuroSTIA) has initiated the preliminary organisation tasks of the kick-off event in Europe! One of the locations under consideration is Amsterdam, in co-operation with the newly created VERSEN association (   VERSEN is a new Dutch national association for Software Engineering, which officially launched on 21st January 2016. The […]

Success rates in Horizon 2020 – funding for all or only a selected few?

    Over the past 40 years, there has been a tremendous focus on stimulating education, research and innovation in Europe. Lead by the European Commission, funding of these strategic areas have been through numerous EU Research Framework Programmes (FP1 – FP7), and through the current Horizon 2020 programme, the EU’s largest and most considerably […]