EC Provides €1,000,000 for Development of ‘Knowledge Partnerships'

The Innovation Union is a flagship initiative of the European Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy. As part of this initiative a call for proposals has just been launched for a series of pilot projects called ‘Knowledge Partnerships’. The European Commission expects that through these partnerships new curricula, new courses and innovative ways of using education and knowledge will be developed.

One million euro has been allocated to fund structured partnerships between businesses, higher education and training institutions. The overall aim is to strengthen the employability, creativity and innovative potential of graduates through the closer collaboration of higher education institutions and businesses. The closing date for participation is 30 June 2011.

Call for Proposals – Pilot Projects for the Development of ‘Knowledge Partnerships’