Excellence-in-ReSTI Excellence in research, social and technological innovation project management

Project summary:

In the digital era, creation of social and technological innovation is of paramount importance. The Danube Region does not lag behind the rest of Europe when it comes to ideas and initiatives within the Research, Social and Technological Innovation (ReSTI) field. Still, specific managerial skills necessary for development of ReSTI projects and their implementation are on inadequate level and need to be improved in future.

The aim of this project is to remove gaps in knowledge and skills in managing social and technological innovation projects. The general goal is to create an environment in which interested stakeholders can find easy-to-use checklists, learning modules and advice with a specifically tailored content regarding the management of ReSTI projects. The final output of the project is to establish an innovative learning system aimed at increasing employability and quality of ReSTI projects.

In order to achieve the main goals of the project, 11 partners from 9 countries created a consortium, led by ZSI from Austria. Project activities are organized in such a way that expertise, experience and contacts of the partners in the ReSTI field play the key role. Each activity set is focused on different strategic aspect and led by the most experienced partner in the field. Project activities encompass building-up networks, identifying gaps and opportunities, developing policy recommendations, creating national and regional roadmaps and strategy, developing guidelines, curricula and learning systems, all aimed at supporting ReSTI projects in the Danube Region.

The main project activity sets are the following:

  • Development and implementation of learning modules
  • Establishment and implementation of the helpdesk
  • Creation of the regional roadmaps and strategy
  • Increasing employability of young graduates as ReSTI project managers

The main outcome is to develop sustainable learning system, i.e. on-line learning modules devoted to spreading excellence in ReSTI management, leadership and administration. Learning modules will provide students with materials and tools in a logical, sequential order necessary for developing certain knowledge and skills (text, files, web links, discussion topics, tests and quizzes, as well as final assessments).

The project is primarily oriented towards young ReSTI project managers, as well as administrators in public and private organizations engaged in ReSTI projects, within the Danube Region. Additionally, available know-how within partner institutions regarding ReSTI project management is to be shared with the civil society and small businesses, as well as young graduates as first-time applicants to transnational and multicultural projects.

Development of learning modules, roadmaps and strategy, as well as the helpdesk is to benefit the wider community within the Danube region. Hence, project stakeholders include education and training centres, as well as higher education institutions who will benefit from the learning modules. Public authorities, other decision makers and NGOs can find great importance in development of regional roadmaps and strategy in order to successfully direct public policy decisions in this area. Sustainability of the project is guaranteed since the developed learning modules are to be built into existing curricula after the project ends in July 2019.

 

Excellence in research, social and technological innovation project management
Start date
01-02-2017
End date
31-07-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1910711,19
ERDF Contribution: 1423633,69
IPA Contribution: 200470,8
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Library

Filename Date of upload
Intro_to_Moodle_Kvasnak.pdf 03-10-2018 19:20:34
Module Online Implementation_Kummer.pdf 03-10-2018 19:21:57
Module_1_Marek.pdf 03-10-2018 19:24:14
Module_2_Weiss.pdf 03-10-2018 19:26:20
Module_3_Kuc.pdf 03-10-2018 19:27:00
From Excellence in Blended Learning_Szudi.pdf 03-10-2018 19:27:31
Individual design of studies_Kasparovsky.pdf 03-10-2018 19:28:02
Input PA9 Danube Region strategy_Willsberger-excused.pdf 03-10-2018 19:28:33
Learning Communicating Working online_Pauschenwein.pdf 03-10-2018 19:29:11
1. Keynote Popovic.pdf 31-05-2018 17:49:07
2. Keynote Nedovic.pdf 31-05-2018 17:50:55
Prof. Dr Djuro Kutlača - EDU LAB 31-05-2018 17:53:46
Regina Rowland, BA, MGD, PhD 31-05-2018 17:56:15
Claudia Kummer, MSc - Call for Applications 31-05-2018 17:58:50
7. Maria Barasci.pdf 31-05-2018 17:59:34
Excellence-in-ReSTI Infodesk 31-05-2018 18:00:47
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Centre for Social Innovation Lead partner szudi@zsi.at Austria
University of Applied Sciences Burgenland ERDF partner irena.zavrl@fh-burgenland.at Austria
Applied Research and Communications Fund ERDF partner zoya.damianova@online.bg Bulgaria
Social Innovation Lab ERDF partner karzenandkarzen@gmail.com Croatia
University of Ljubljana ERDF partner irena.brinar@fdv.uni-lj.si Slovenia
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Project News

  • Excellence-in-ReSTI - FIRST VIRTUAL GOTOMEETING FOR FUNDED PARTICIPANTS
    - 26-11-2018
    FIRST VIRTUAL GOTOMEETING FOR FUNDED PARTICIPANTS

    ReSTI project partners, Module 1 course leaders and funded participants met online to discuss achieved results as well as participants feedback.  After Gabor Szudi (ZSI) welcomed everyone, Claudia Kummer (FHB) presented...

  • Excellence-in-ReSTI - VIRTUAL KICK-OFF FOR NON-FUNDED PARTICIPANTS
    - 18-10-2018
    VIRTUAL KICK-OFF FOR NON-FUNDED PARTICIPANTS

    Non-funded participants will have the opportunity to attend online modules in order to receive a certificate in case they finished all courses until the given deadline. As a part of the pilot training programme start, a virtual kick-off was...

  • Excellence-in-ReSTI - KICK-OFF-PRESS RELEASE
    - 04-10-2018
    KICK-OFF-PRESS RELEASE

    PRESS RELEASE Excellence-in-ReSTI: International pilot training kick-off for 25 project managers from the Danube Region Interreg Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) project team develops innovative Blended Learning curriculum One year...

  • Excellence-in-ReSTI - ReSTI.ACADEMY PILOT PROGRAMME KICK-OFF PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
    - 03-10-2018
    ReSTI.ACADEMY PILOT PROGRAMME KICK-OFF PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

    For those that couldn't join us in Eisenstadt, we now made presentations available: Intro to Moodle (Kvasnak): Link. Module Online Implementation (Kummer): Link. Module 1 (Marek): Link. Module 2 (Weiss): Link. Module 3 (Kuč):...

  • Excellence-in-ReSTI - PILOT PROGRAMME KICK-OFF OVER, ONLINE LEARNING MODULES BEGIN
    - 02-10-2018
    PILOT PROGRAMME KICK-OFF OVER, ONLINE LEARNING MODULES BEGIN

    Online ReSTI.academy can now begin! Pilot participants have heard introductory words from module/course developers, collected useful advice and went through interesting workshops to prepare for five modules as well as “5-door” approach! Good luck...

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