Project: Fostering students' entrepreneurship and open innovation in university-industry collaboration

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
iDEAlab 2013 823285.83 544373-2013 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
December 01, 2013 November 30, 2016 May 31, 2017 http://www.idealab.uns.ac.rs/

Project summary

The general objective of the project is to advance employment and self-employment potential of graduates from WBC and enhance innovativeness of companies by fostering students’ entrepreneurship, creation of business start-ups and open innovation approach in collaboration between universities and enterprises. The project will achieve this by developing a co-creative and supportive environment - iDEA Lab network which will encourage and foster students’ entrepreneurial intent and at the same time support open innovation approach.

Specific objectives are:
• To set up, equip and network co-creative centres (iDEA labs) to support students to generate, develop and commercialize their own innovative ideas through entrepreneurship and/or open innovation
• To foster student entrepreneurship and start-up creation at university settings by improving infrastructure, entrepreneurial culture and skills
• To introduce and implement open innovation as a new form of partnership among key stakeholders in knowledge triangle in WBC
• To revise and adapt curricula to include entrepreneurial skills and problem-based learning

These objectives should be achieved through synergetic partnership of 3 RS, 3 BA and 2 ME HEIs, representing public and private sector, 9 WBC organisations representing key stakeholders (including students), 3 well known EU HEIs and 3 non-academic EU partners with extensive experience in dealing with entrepreneurship, open innovation and international projects.

The principal results will include: 6 iDEA labs and their network in WBC with trained staff; developed and realized trainings for students and companies, established regional Market for ideas, developed students’ start-ups and open innovations with companies, revised and adapted curricula. These results will provide infrastructural resources necessary to secure project sustainability beyond its lifetime. Results and best practice will be actively diffused and exploited at national, regional and European level.

Objectives

Specific objectives are:
• To set up, equip and network co-creative centres (iDEA labs) which could support students and graduates to generate, develop, market and commercialize their own innovative ideas through entrepreneurship and/or open innovation;
• To foster student entrepreneurship and start-up creation at university settings by improving entrepreneurial culture, skills and abilities;
• To introduce and implement open innovation as a new form of partnership among key stakeholders in knowledge triangle in the region;
• To revise and adapt curricula to include entrepreneurial skills and problem-based learning.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Economic development. Economic growth

Partners

University of Novi Sad, SRB Project coordinator
Vladimir Todorovic (Vladimir Todorović) Contact person, Zeljko Tekic (Željko Tekić), Petar Vrgovic, Anja Orcik (Anja Orčik), and Slobodanka Markov
Technical College of Applied Sciences Subotica, SRB
Zoran Anisic (Zoran Anišić) Contact person, Eva Pataki, Igor Fuerstner, Zlatko Colic, and Atila Nadj
Technical College of Applied Studies in Zrenjanin, SRB
Milorad Rancic (Милорад Ранчић) Previous team member, Lazo Manojlovic Contact person, Matilda Lazic, Robert Molnar, Zeljko Eremic, and Dusan Jovanic
Vojvodina ICT cluster, SRB
Marija Stancu Mirosavljev Contact person
Business Incubator Novi Sad, SRB
Djordje Celic (Đorđe Ćelić) Contact person
Creative Educational Center, SRB
Dragana Nikolic Contact person
South-East Europe Infomation and Communication Technologies, SRB
Dragana Petkovic Contact person
Electrical Engineering Students' European Association Novi Sad - EESTEC Novi Sad, SRB
Predrag Subotin Contact person
Electrical Engineering Students' European Association Banja Luka - EESTEC Banja Luka, BIH
Goran Vukalovic Contact person
University of Donja Gorica, MNE
Sandra Tinaj Contact person
Business Start-Up Centre Bar, MNE
Sasa Jovanovic Contact person
University of Stuttgart, DE
Denis Horn Contact person
University of Sheffield, UK
Tim Vorley Contact person
University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski, HRV
Martina Ferk Contact person
Sustainable Finance & Consulting, DE
Jens Schumacher Contact person
Innovation centre Banja Luka, BIH
Drago Gveric Contact person
University of Zenica, BIH
Darko Petkovic Contact person
University of Banja Luka, BIH
Mario Milanovic Contact person
World University Service Austria, AUT
Almir Kovacevic (Almir Kovačević) Contact person
Eleven Bulgaria OOD, BGR Ex project partner
Dilyan Dimitrov Contact person

Equipment

University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Camera - Digital Full HD Sony FDR-AX33 Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 iDEAlab
3D printer REP-RAP NEO 3d printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 iDEAlab
3D printer REP-RAP Protos 3d printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 iDEAlab
3D Printer Filament Starter Pack REP-RAP PVA Plastic 750g 7,75mm Lab equipment – consumables 7 1kom Svecana sala 305 FTN - ostatak iDEALab
PC Fujitsu Esprimo E420EB5 IT equipment - desktop computer 16 1kom Svecana sala 305 FTN - ostatak iDEALab
Monitor Fujitsu E22T-7 LED IT equipment - desktop computer 16 iDEAlab
Tablet racunar Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 IT equipment - tablet computer 5 iDEAlab
Multifunction printer Canon i-Sensys MF8280CW IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 iDEAlab
Multifunction printer Toner Canon CRG-731H B+CRG-731Y+CRG-731M+CRG Lab equipment – consumables 2 iDEAlab
3D Laserscanner David starter Kit 2 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 iDEAlab
Laptop Fujitsu Lifebook A555/G IT equipment - notebook computer 10 iDEAlab
Scanner Fujitsu Document Scanner fi-7160 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 iDEAlab
Flip chart Flipchart Tabla Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 5 iDEAlab
TV Samsung UE60J6202AKXXH Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 iDEAlab
TV Samsung UE50H5000AKXXH Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 4 iDEAlab
LEGO Mindstorm Lego Mindstorm Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 2 iDEAlab
Server Fujitsu PY TX2540 M1 IT equipment – server 1 iDEAlab
Card printing printer MagicCard ProCard Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 iDEAlab
Card printer ribbon MagicCard Ribbon Color Lab equipment – consumables 3 iDEAlab
Card printer ribbon MagicCard Ribbon Monochrome Lab equipment – consumables 2 iDEAlab
Arduino kit Arduino Starter Kit IT equipment – other 3 iDEAlab
Projector Philips PPC2055/F7 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 iDEAlab
Bluetooth stereo headset Philips SHB5500WT/00 IT equipment – other 20 iDEAlab
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots- Paperback Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 iDEAlab
EKONOMIKA INOVACIJA Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 iDEAlab
Workbook for Opening Innovation Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 iDEAlab
Marketing menadžment, 12 Ed – prevod Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 iDEAlab
Innovation Management and New Product Development (5th Edition) Paperback Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Strategic Management of Technological Innovation Paperback; 4th edition Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Project Management for Research and Development: Guiding Innovation for Positive R&D Outcomes (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management Series) Hardcover Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Paperback Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs Paperback Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer) Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Lean Customer Development: Building Products Your Customers Will Buy Hardcover Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 1 iDEAlab
Technical College of Applied Sciences Subotica
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Camera - Digital Full HD Sony FDR-AX33 Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 303a
3D printer REP-RAP NEO 3d printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 303a
3D printer REP-RAP Protos 3d printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 303a
3D Printer Filament Starter Pack REP-RAP PVA Plastic 750g 7,75mm IT equipment – other 7 303
PC Fujitsu Esprimo E420EB5 IT equipment - desktop computer 16 303/304
Monitor Fujitsu E22T-7 LED IT equipment – other 16 303/304
Tablet racunar Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 IT equipment - tablet computer 5 303
Multifunction printer Canon i-Sensys MF8280CW IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 303a
Multifunction printer Toner Canon CRG-731H B+CRG-731Y+CRG-731M+CRG IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 303a
3D Laserscanner David starter Kit 2 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 303
Laptop Fujitsu Lifebook A555/G IT equipment - notebook computer 2
Scanner Fujitsu Document Scanner fi-7160 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 303/304
TV Samsung UE50H5000AKXXH Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 4 303
LEGO Mindstorm Lego Mindstorm Lab equipment in other subject areas - valuable/expensive piece 2 303
Arduino kit Arduino Starter Kit IT equipment – other 3 303
Projector Infocus in1142 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 303
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots- Paperback Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 Library
EKONOMIKA INOVACIJA Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 Library
Workbook for Opening Innovation Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 Library
Marketing menadžment, 12 Ed – prevod Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 Library
Technical College of Applied Studies in Zrenjanin
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Camera - Digital Full HD Sony FDR-AX33 Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 120
3D printer REP-RAP NEO 3d printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 120
3D printer REP-RAP Protos 3d printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 120
3D Printer Filament Starter Pack REP-RAP PVA Plastic 750g 7,75mm Lab equipment – consumables 7 120
PC Fujitsu Esprimo E420EB5 IT equipment - desktop computer 16 120
Monitor Fujitsu E22T-7 LED IT equipment - desktop computer 16 120
Tablet racunar Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 IT equipment - tablet computer 5 120
Multifunction printer Canon i-Sensys MF8280CW IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 120
Multifunction printer Toner Canon CRG-731H B+CRG-731Y+CRG-731M+CRG Lab equipment – consumables 2 120
3D Laserscanner David starter Kit 2 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 120
Laptop Fujitsu Lifebook A555/G IT equipment - notebook computer 2 120
Scanner Fujitsu Document Scanner fi-7160 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 120
Arduino kit Arduino Starter Kit Lab equipment in engineering 3 120
TV Samsung UE60J6202AKXXH Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 120
TV Samsung UE50H5000AKXXH Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 4 120
LEGO Mindstorm Lego Mindstorm Lab equipment in engineering 2 120
Projector InFocus IN1142 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 120
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots- Paperback Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 118
EKONOMIKA INOVACIJA Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 118
Workbook for Opening Innovation Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 118
Marketing menadžment, 12 Ed – prevod Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 2 118

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Report on best practice of EU Report April 30, 2014
1.2 Report on local needs for trainings and services Report April 30, 2014
1.3 Developed iDEA lab model Other products July 31, 2014
2.1 Equipment set-up Other products November 30, 2014
2.2 Developed virtual segment of iDEA lab Learning resources January 31, 2015
2.3 Trained PC staff on entrepreneurial skills Training April 30, 2015
2.4 Developed set of trainings for iDEA lab users Teaching material May 31, 2015
3.1 Trained iDEA lab users (students and companies Training September 30, 2016
3.2 Supported students’ start-up development Other products December 31, 2016
3.3 Developed open innovations with companies Other products December 31, 2016
3.4 Established and maintained marketplace for ideas Other products November 30, 2016
4.1 Web site developed Other products November 30, 2016
4.2 Promo material developed and published Other products November 30, 2016
4.3 Dissemination and networking events organized Events: Conferences and Seminars October 31, 2016
4.4 Established WBC students’ start up competition Events: Conferences and Seminars October 31, 2016
4.5 Started regional practitioners’ conference Events: Conferences and Seminars October 31, 2016
5.1 Developed sustainability strategy Report December 31, 2014
5.2 iDEA lab included into teaching process Other products November 30, 2016
5.3 Realized partnerships with companies/ governments Other products November 30, 2016
5.4 Submitted application for membership in ENoLL Other products July 31, 2016
6.1 Established quality control system Methodology February 28, 2014
6.2 Controlled and monitored processes and results Report November 30, 2016
6.3 Evaluated iDEA lab programs and conditions Report October 31, 2016
6.4 Exchanged best practice with other Tempus projects Other products May 31, 2016
7.1 Project management meetings organised and realised Report October 31, 2016
7.2 Project management procedures developed Methodology February 28, 2014
7.3 Project activities managed and reported Report November 30, 2016

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
iDEAlab project presentation Promotion material Student entrepreneurship, innovation, university-industry collaboration, start-ups, open innovation, international projects
Abstract
Project aims to develop iDEA Lab as a physical and virtual environment for generating, developing and commercializing innovative students’ ideas through relevant trainings, mentoring and technology put at their disposal. Following the entrepreneurial route (start-ups) or in collaboration with companies (open innovation), it will foster the collaboration between universities and enterprises, advance employment potential of graduates from WBC and enhance the companies’ innovativeness.
Report on IDEAlab stakeholders in Western Balkan Countries Study / Analysis WBC labour market needs, innovation strategies, innovative processes, entrepreneurial and innovative activities, students’ innovative potentials
Abstract
The purpose of this task was to understand in detail the general stakeholders’ needs when it comes to engaging innovation potentials with students. By observing companies, it is intended to understand pull side of early entrepreneurial ideas and activities, identifying existent companies’ needs that could be satisfied in collaboration with students through laboratory context. By observing students, it is intended to understand push side of early entrepreneurial ideas and activities, understanding structure and dynamic of students’ entrepreneurial thinking and acting, as well as their potentials that may lay untapped so far.
Report of best practice of EU Study / Analysis Students’ entrepreneurship, innovation, university-industry collaboration, living labs, pre-incubators, business accelerators
Abstract
Key features of pre-incubation in higher education institutes are analyzed in this paper, by examining good practices in supporting potential entrepreneurs to turn a science or technology-based business idea into a viable business.
Developed iDEAlab model Model Students’ entrepreneurship, innovation, university-industry collaboration, best practice examples
Abstract
Development of iDEAlab model is based on exploration of best practice from EU regarding living labs, idea incubators, and business accelerators and detailed analyses of local entrepreneurial and industrial needs for trainings and services in WBC.
Enterpreneurship and Open Innovation in University-Industry Collaboration Conference proceedings Entrepreneurship, innovation, university-Industry collaboration, preduzetništvo, inovacije, saradnja između univerziteta i privrede
Description
The 1st Regional Conference on Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation in University-Industry Collaboration - iDEAlab2016 took place at the University of Novi Sad, between 21st and 23rd September 2016. http://idealab.rs/content/sajt/proceedings.pdf