KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION CENTRE
The Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields, and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and the knowledge economy (as it relates to the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process). The Centre has forged close relationships with a number of stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields, and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalization.
KIC also offers a full range of project management services, from bid-conceptualization and writing, to lifecycle management and final reporting. KIC has access to consultants specialized in ICT-process integration, education & healthcare policies, innovation management, and youth policy. Last but not least KIC’s outreach services encompass both technological and person-to-person services. For the former, KIC molds your online presence using a combination of web-sites, social-networking expertise and online document publication; for the latter KIC has the expertise in organizing focus groups, outreach campaigns, consultations and surveys, as demanded by the terms of the brief.
Why we are Participating in the Project
KIC has extensive experience in Quality in Education, especially applied to work-based learning, a sub-sector where KIC has been putting much effort in the past years, through several applied research projects. Our aim with MentorTrain is to complement previous work done, by approaching the subject from the perspective of human resources and mentors, who are critical to the success of any apprenticeship.
Our Role in the Project
At the MentorTrain project KIC will collaborate with the partners in the development of all intellectual outputs and lead the creation of a design-thinking-framework which can be applied by apprenticeship-managers and/or mentors within companies to design high quality and meaningful apprenticeship placements (intellectual output 3). Across the project KIC will also be responsible for the internal an external communication, including the networking strategy and dissemination planing.