Already in November, the University of Latvia (UL) Business Incubator together with three other European university incubators launched a brand-new project. The focus of the project activities will be on green technologies and competence development.
In November, the incubator launched the Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership project “Entrepreneurial teaching partnerships for fostering innovation and green startup development in higher education” or “Green HExagon”, which has received funding from the European Union. The project aims to increase the knowledge and competences of incubator staff and involved mentors, as well as to develop a new programme focused on green technologies, where participants will have the opportunity to join ideation activities, improve their leadership skills and learn new ones to tackle environmental and climate challenges. During the programme, the best students will have the opportunity to visit partner universities and participate with their team in various bootcamp activities. At the end, teams will have the opportunity to win grants to further develop and prototype their ideas. The project will run until November 2024.
The project is organised in cooperation with University of Tartu incubator “Startup Lab”, the “StartUp Center” of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague incubator “Point One”, together with the University of Latvia “Business Incubator”.
Outlining the plans and objectives of the project, Māra Birzniece, Head of the UL Business Incubator, says: “The aim of this project is to increase the capacity and knowledge of the incubator team to be passed on to its members, to build and strengthen strong partnerships with the startup ecosystem in these countries, and to organise new activities and programmes focusing on green technologies.” The incubators aim to build interdisciplinary teams that develop innovative and competitive solutions, to learn and transfer best practices and to collaborate at national, sectoral, university and incubator level.
The project activities will be organised with the support of the European Union Erasmus+ project “Entrepreneurial teaching partnerships for fostering innovation and green startup development in higher education”, project No. 2022-1-LV01-KA220-HED-000090176, UL registration No. ZD2022/21385.
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