BREAKit experiential learning itinerary: workshop one

Last October took place in VTT premises in Otaniemi (Finland) the first workshop of the BREAKit experiential learning itinerary. The itinerary is designed for creating and training T-shaped innovation champions trough practical train to develop such key skills and knowledge that will provide professionals capable to boost innovations, generate new business ideas and to them in the market.

Jarkko Antila presented the experience as researcher and entrepreneur in his startup company Spectral Engines

The learning objectives in each participant have two sides:

Self-development. It has to do with acquiring the capacity to take responsibilities, to take initiative and be proactive, to guide others, to work in teams, leading a project of personal/professional development itself, planning, learning to learn, connect and create networks, etc. This is itinerary is also a reflection time to think about the present and the future professional the participant wants to be.

Ideation for industry and society. This is about building the capacity of transforming knowledge into innovations. Taking research into the markets demands that researchers train the capacity to see opportunities and to take ideas into action, prototyping solutions (products or services) that can be transferred to the market, experimenting in real context, with orientation to get results (Value for customers).

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Engines on! Project launched!

Consortium family photo.  Kick off meeting 24-25 January at Tecnalia

At the end of one year people set their goals for the new one: do more exercise, give up smoking, learn to play ukulele, etc. all sort of personal goals. In January the sentence

Plan the work and work the plan

becomes a reality, at least for the people most committed.

This is the case of our Consortium. We have planned this project the last year. EIT Raw material found it interesting and now, in January, we started.

Tecnalia, as coordinator,  we hosted the Kick-off meeting the 24-25 of January2018 Continue reading “Engines on! Project launched!”