aims and objectives
On the strategic level, CBVI aims to systematically improve discussion and cooperation between higher education institutions (both education and research-based) and regional stakeholders in order to optimise the opportunities for entrepreneurship and the design of the associated entrepreneurship ecosystem. It aims to provide for more transparency of practices to help stimulate improvements and accelerate knowledge transfer on these practices, taking into consideration that these partners are often located in so called science regions, innovative regions, collaborative regions or development regions.
On the tactical level, CBVI aims to support business planning & tenant incubation, utilising social and professional media & networking as a contributor to entrepreneurial success. CBVI subscribes to the need for (networked) business development and joint innovation, with purposive inflows and outflows of professional knowledge in order to accelerate enterprise start-ups. To improve the skilling of individuals in enterprise start-up, it hosts multiple development pilots, which are regional, and are conducted with students, stakeholders, SMEs and multipliers. Both professional intermediaries and experienced entrepreneurs assist in the transfer of knowledge and consultancy to starters. By virtue of the large partner network, the sourcing of expertise is able to transcend one’s own region.
On the operational level, CBVI intends to demonstrate that start-ups can utilise more contemporary open tools, technologies and services, in order to decrease the financial threshold of enterprise creation. Overall, CBVI is to sustain a social and learner-centric entrepreneurship environment, which is benign to (individual or multi-party) transfer of resources concerning market conditions, access to finance, technology, culture, legislation, showcases and practice models: a platform which is conducive to the training of non-traditional learners and the start-up of enterprises.
LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES BEING PURSUED:
Promotion of creativity, competitiveness, employability and entrepreneurship.
CBVI promote business planning activities, experimentations aimed at coaching new entrepreneurs, leveraging on the strong points resulting from the use of a common innovative virtual environment. Creativity, competitiveness and development of an entrepreneurship spirit are promoted through the support of SMEs and other stakeholders.
Promoting the development of services, tools, materials and educational contents based on innovative ICTs.
CBVI promotes the spreading of innovative training and educational contents for a flexible learning of the entrepreneurial skills. The learning materials produced are at cutting-edge in the use of ICTs and include a MasterClass on entrepreneurial processes in five languages; this MasterClass was developed further to the success of the CBVE Project. Taking advantage from many years of experience in the development of distance education learning environments, the CBVI partnership can rely on widely tested training and technological models exploiting the full potentials of Web 2.0. services and tools.
Enhancing the contribution of Higher Education to economic and social innovation processes.
CBVI enhances the contribution of Higher Education to the innovation processes by supporting distance education institutions in including new common educational initiatives contributing to the development of key competences for promoting an economy based on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Contributing to the implementation of a Common European Area for Higher Education.
Among its main objectives, CBVI aims at enhancing cooperation and exchange relations among the institutions involved in the project and at promoting capacity building processes in distance education practices through the use of innovative educational principles/concepts. Systematic dialogue, collection and organisation of educational practices within distance education will contribute to the gradual improvement in terms of access and impact that these resources have on learners.
Enhancing the quality and level of cooperation among Higher Education Institutions and Businesses.
The consortium includes a large number of academic institutions, organisations of services of business analyses and capital investments, incubators, SMEs, chambers of commerce etc. Such a reach promotes cooperation among Higher Education Institutions and Businesses.