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Paths to Succesful Innovations

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ISPAS (Paths to Succesful Innovations)

Reporting period: 2021-03-01 to 2022-02-28

Basing on the collaboration between academic and non-academic partners from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, and Norway ISPAS’ overall objective is to develop a new joint curricula of PhD courses that will take place in both academic and non-academic surroundings to equip PhD candidates of the STEM Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities with competences and skills in the areas of open innovation and open science to facilitate their employment after graduation in and outside of academia. The new joint curricula of PhD skills courses will address the recommendation of reinforcing tools, resources and guidance in education, training, employment and other learning settings to support people in managing their lifelong learning pathways. The development of the courses will be organized based on the quadruple helix model of collaboration where consortium’s academic partners collaborate with consortium’s non-academic partners, representatives of industry and public sector, and involve governmental representatives and citizens. Further, ISPAS will include courses for training data stewards. ISPAS' activities will produce an impact on the improvement of the innovation potential of future PhD candidates. ISPAS' activities also aim to produce an impact on the joint collaboration between academia and stakeholders in the regions of Catalonia in Spain, Piemonte in Italy, Rogaland in Norway, and Bulgaria by providing opportunities for improving skills intelligence, skills visibility and comparability for better career choices, learning about future Open Science and entrepreneurship skills needs and employment potential of scientists of the STEM Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities in various interdisciplinary and intersectoral fields.
In the course of the ISPAS project we have designed and tried out all the courses that we were expected to deliver except the courses by IdiBell. Four out of five courses were only designed but never tried out. One course by IdiBell was neither designed nor tried out.
The survey for the PhD candidates was successfully designed, piloted, and mentally validated. The Survey is avalable in six languages. Communication and dessimination activities were performed digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We expect that the content and materials of the courses will be used wholly or partially by other educational content creators when they design the courses in the area of Open Science and Open Innovation. Further, we expect that the survey will be used by Higher Educational establishments when they want to know what PhD candidates see as important skills for their future career after the graduation.
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