NOBALIS project (Nordic-Baltic universities boosting entrepreneurial and innovation support systems) is implemented by Nordic-Baltic consortium consisting of five agricultural and technical universities and two organisations with expertise in tech transfer, start-up support, and acceleration programmes. In line with regional smart specialisation strategies and research areas of the participating higher education institutions (HEI), the programme is set out to develop, share, and expand innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) support capabilities in the areas of sustainable food production, circular economy, and new green value chains.
NOBALIS will facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship capacity in the universities by mapping and sharing of good practices on innovation management, institutional support, innovation and entrepreneurship curricula development and implementation, startup support and mentorship for students, academic and non-academic staff, and the creation of new partnerships.
BIA has a leading role in carrying out the NOBALIS Entrepreneurial and Innovation Capacity Development (EICD) Programme. This is a 3-month programme focused on food, biotech and bioresources, offering:
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technology
Baltic Innovation Agency
Nordic-Baltic universities boosting entrepreneurial and innovation support systems
Duration: July– September 2022 (Phase 1), January 2023–June 2024 (Phase 2)
Funding provided by the European Union through the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT): EIT HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education, coordinated by EIT Raw Materials.
Amount of funding: 300 000 € Phase 1, 900 000 € Phase 2
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