Link to education and training
Students of both MBO (intermediate vocational schooling) and HBO (high vocational education) can participate in the experiments/tests and work on the prototypes.
1) The project can build up on the experience made with the Poyo project and become its follow-up
2) Only for NL: collaboration with the existing company incubator “DNAMO” and TU Delft
3) At the end of the project it will be investigated if the idea of the Innovation Desk can take the form of a two-folded business formula (education + enterprises) able to become financially self-sustainable and potentially applicable also in other EU regions.
How does it work?
Small/starting companies of the Metal sector (with applications in the Automotive/Aircraft/Shipyard) will be able to approach the Desk and get a range of services, such as:
a) information about existing technologies, patents, modern management tools;
b) evaluation of the technical/economic feasibility of their business ideas;
c) a physical space where it will be possible to test, experiment and simulate their proposals under the guidance of teachers/experts and furthermore to develop prototypes.
d) workshops/seminars about how to implement (technically/financially) innovative business ideas.
Partners Found Already
- Schools, craftsman associations, Chambers of Commerce, companies
28 March 2011