Waterford Institute of Technology is one of 11 partners in the KTFORCE project which launched in 2012 and involves organisations from 6 European regions. Partners include the University of Porto (lead partner) and the Innovation Agency from Portugal; Waterford Institute of Technology and the South-East Regional Authority from Ireland; the National Institute of Research and Development for Mechatronics and the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding from Romania; University Joseph Fournier Grenoble and the City of Grenoble from France; the Centre of Technology Structure Development and the Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig from Germany and the Sunrise Valley development organisation from Lithuania.
The main objective of KTForce project is to improve the effectiveness of innovation policies, specifically in the field of Knowledge Transfer (KT) and to contribute to the economic enhancement and increased competitiveness of the partners’ regions. KTForce will benchmark innovation polices and knowledge transfer practices and deliver a set of strategic recommendations for the design of future innovation policies and the implementation of knowledge transfer practices within EU regional economies. KTForce will examine how existing policies are influencing knowledge transfer in the KTForce regions and will identify new policies that need to be developed to meet the challenges of increased regional/national competitiveness.
For further information please visit http://www.ktforce.eu
This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme.