Partners: EKA, INDUSTRIE- UND HANDELSKAMMER HANNOVER, SDU, UGOE, CUNEF, University of Salento, MADRIMASD, NAICA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
Since the rise of emerging economies in the global scenario, it has been critical to better understand the role of knowledge and innovation played in this process. We focus on researching not only how knowledge and innovation is managed and generated in emerging markets, but also how traditionally they learned from advanced economies to enhance their innovation capability, and recently the reverse innovation process about how this innovation capability in emerging markets affects and is transferred to advanced economies. With this purpose, the proposed KITFEM research project aims to study the management of knowledge and innovation in, to and from emerging markets, with special emphasis on its impacts on the EU. With the proposed secondments among fifteen partners in nine countries around the world in four continents, between partners from academic sector and non-academic sector, KITFEM combines research on the issue of knowledge and innovation between emerging markets and European enterprises, and knowledge sharing and dissemination around the world to enhance the impact of European innovation. Involving 54 researchers, managers, tech, and administrative staff, KITFEM consists of seven work packages to foster the interaction between scientific community and other stakeholders such as institutions, industries, business, and general civil society, to ensure the popular interests and engagement of the researched topic. In such a way, one work package is dedicated to project management and internal communication and another to external communication, dissemination and outreach activities. Five work packages focus on research, training and dissemination, at multiple levels: Institutional-industrial-organizational-individual. With the designed project structure and competitive capability of the fifteen partners involved, KITFEM is expected to generate high impact in the globe, both in term of research excellence and societal engagement.
Partners: ASSOCIACION TETUAN VALLEY, University of Salento, NAICA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA, SECRETARIA DE GOBIERNO DE CIENCIA, TECNOLOGÍA E INNOVACIÓN PRODUCTIVA, LANCEY ENERGY STORAGE, EHSJ, CUNEF, EESC GEM, SDU, UB
Entrepreneurial management practices play a pivotal role in taking entrepreneurial knowledge and utilizing it towards innovation and talent development, ultimately creating growth and increasing the effectiveness of both new business venturing as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). EM4FIT investigates entrepreneurship and related management practices from an interdisciplinary and multi-level angel as important variables in the interplay between individual, organization and institutional contexts within and between advanced and emerging markets. EM4FIT aims to better understand entrepreneurial management practices both from an individual (intra-organisational) as well as comparative market perspective (inter-organisational). Research will be carried out with an emphasis on the impact of institutions and context on the EU. With the exchange among 16 partners from four continents and between the academic and non-academic sector, EM4FIT brings together knowledge from advanced as well as emerging markets to further understand how entrepreneurs and managers create successful businesses and foster growth. The generated knowledge will be disseminated around the world to enhance the impact of the European entrepreneurial spirit. Involving 67 researchers, managers, technical and administrative staff, the EM4FIT involves seven work packages (WP). In addition to project management and communication, dissemination and outreach activities, five WPs focus on research, training and dissemination at multiple levels: institutional-organizational-individual. With this project structure and the competitive capability of 16 partners involved, EM4FIT will generate high impact both in terms of research excellence and societal engagement. The mix between non-academic and academic participants is designed to create knowledge relevant for businesses and society alike.