Project title: Innovation Laboratories for Climate Actions
Project acronym: ILCA
Priority: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education
Project duration: Jul 2022 – Jun 2024
EU funding instrument: EIT/HEI initiative
Max. funding: 1 200 000.00 EUR
Target groups: higher education institutions and research organizations under the theme of climate.
Grant holder: EIT Climate-KIC https://www.climate-kic.org/
Coordinator and General Manager: Dr. Miika Kajanus, RDI-liaison, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Contacts: email Miika.Kajanus@savonia.fi
In Phase 1, the project will develop and test a training and mentoring programme with two research institutions as full partners and associate partners from regional ecosystems who are close to the working life.
The other action will be value-flow mapping and engagement of the actors in climate ecosystems by identifying shared purposes and motivations. In this phase, the project will also start developing the climate innovation laboratories. As part of its third objective, the project will run a survey among SMEs to identify their needs and create a portfolio of support services that will be tested.
In Phase 2, each HEI will further develop the training programme according to its subject area. At the end of the project, the consortium will develop ‘climate microcredentials’ that fully comply with the Common Microcredential Framework.
The climate innovation laboratories will develop research-and-innovation (R&I) projects based on pre-defined impact/mission areas for climate actions. Meanwhile, the organisational model (actor’s role, protocols of collaboration and communication channels) of innovation laboratories will be developed and continuously adapted through feedback loops.
Partners from Ukraine:
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
tel.: +38(0372) 58 48 10 – Rector
Responsible person: Ruslan Biloskurskyi, Dean of the Faculty of Economics
Contacts: tel.: +380506655901 (Mobile)
National Scientific Center Institute of Agriculture NAAS
tel.: +38(044) 526 23 727 – Director
Responsible person: Anton Tkachenko, Head of Economics Department
Contacts: tel.: +380930757856 (Mobile)
King Danylo University
tel.: +38(0342) 77 18 45 – Rector
Responsible person: Maksym Karpash, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Strategic Development
Contacts: tel.: +380673420128 (Mobile)