Science Education Empowerment Programme

Thematic objective: A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
Priority: Priority A.2.1 Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results, strengthening the linkages between research, industry and other private sector actors
Brief description of the project: Science Education Empowerment Programme (SEEP) will build on an ongoing experience on a smaller scale in the UPPScience Project (www.uppscience.eu) fostering the research culture in education. SEEP will enlarge an already existing platform in which users from Higher Education and Research Centres and SMEs applying STEM, IT and science related subjects form one Community of Practice in which they share research questions, ongoing research and explore applications.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: The three objectives of SEEP address three needs: - research not shared outwards to reach the possible end user limits the opportunities for the commercialisation, - SEEP forms a Community of Practice that is more disciplined and has a better infrastructure to operate and - SEEP creates link between researcher and enterprise so that the market may also prod the research question prompting research structures to explore uncharted areas.
Expected results: A Community of Practice brining together players in research and industry using a technological platform that enables them to share research questions, research and creation of partnerships aimed at exploitation and commercialisation of research.
Partners already involved: Three universities and an enterprise centre.
Partners searched: Universities, Research Centres, Policy Makers and Industry
Total estimated budget: 1,200,000
First name: Antoine
Last name: Gambin
Name of the organisation: VisMedNet Association
Type of organisation: NGO
City: Saint Paul's Bay
Country: Malta
Email: directorate@vismednet.net
Phone number: +35699013956
Skype contact: maltimediahouse
Website: http://vismednet.org