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Creation of the “Knowledge-Empowered Entrepreneurship Network” to position Kaunas University of Technology at the forefront of EU research in entrepreneurship

Objective

The overall objective of the KEEN project is to strengthen the research excellence of Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) in entrepreneurship, improve its capacities to exploit and disseminate its research outputs, and enhance its ability to engage the public in its research and entrepreneurship awareness, understanding, and acceptance.
To reach such objective, the KEEN project will create with Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany), and Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland), a network named “Knowledge-Empowered Entrepreneurship Network”. The network will sustain after the project and focus on building capacities to develop public engagement in entrepreneurship research in low-innovativeness level EU countries such as Lithuania. The network will allow 1) to co-create more socially-relevant research with multiple actors such as policy makers, citizens, industrials or NGOs; 2) improve access by the public to research results; and 3) foster entrepreneurship policy development more in phase with the needs and expectations of the society.
The KEEN project and afterward network will implement measures focusing on knowledge and skill development, research collaboration, engagement with stakeholders, and support of entrepreneurial initiative with relevant academic knowledge. Compared with existing entrepreneurship-support initiatives, the innovative aspect of KEEN is to focus on transfer of research knowledge to the society, which in return allows the society to be more involved in research orientation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017-Twinning
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Lithuania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 395 203,75

Participants (3)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 630
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 296,25
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 228 738,75
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments