CONNECT Management Meeting in Moldova

CONNECT 2021-2024

Connecting Universities-Industry through Smart Entrepreneurial Cooperation and Competitive Intelligence of Students in Moldova, Georgia and Armenia

 On May 15-21.05.2022, was held the management meeting of the consortium members in Moldova within the framework of the CONNECT Project „Connecting universities-industry through smart entrepreneurial cooperation and competitive intelligence of students in Moldova, Georgia and Armenia (CONNECT)”, co-funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ program.

The program of the event was comprehensive and coveref various types of activities, including presentations during the International Scientific Conference from partners on the development of the project.

Management meeting was hosted by several higher education institutions from Moldova: Moldova State University, Technical University of Moldova ( TUM), State University ,,Alecu Russo” Balti ( USARB), Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts ( AMTAP), in order to show the capacities of Moldovan universities in terms of supporting entrepreneurship and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

AMTAP organized the visit to ArtCor, roundtable discussion was held on the topic of: “Entrepreneurial skills in career development of students in creative and cultural industries (CCI)“, familiarization with the experience of YEP!Moldova Project, IREX, student experience in business launch.

TUM organized the visit to Tekwill, familiarization with projects in the field of entrepreneurship, business innovation, cooperation with IT companies, visit to ZIPHOUSE, presentation of business acceleration programs in the fashion industry.

“Alecu Russo” Balti State University facilitated the visit to the Free Economic Zone “Balti”, exploring there the experiences of education, research and innovation, projects in the field of innovation-based economy – new vision for Regional Development. An effective dialogue with Stela PRIPA, deputy administrator in education, research and innovation, Free Economic Zone “Balti” was done. A visit to the German company Draexlmaier Automotive, was also organised by USARB. During this visit the educational partnership for a sustainable economy was presented by Mr. Vadim BUBULICI, head of Professional Education, DRAEXLMAIER Group.

Management aspects discussed consortium partners:

WP2 Creation of the theoretical-practical support

WP3 Development and improvement of framework conditions

WP4 Implementation of new non-formal approach and joint use of co-creative spaces

WP5 Dissemination

WP6 Quality control and monitoring

WP7 Project Management

The project coordinators have already noted further actions and a review of planned development activities of the CONNECT Project.

The CONNECT project is implemented with the support of the EU within the framework of the Erasmus+ program and is a continuation of the SMART project “Fostering University-Enterprise Cooperation and Entrepreneurship of Students via Smart Caffes” 585620-EPP-1- 2017-1-ELEPPKA2-CBHE-JP.