Café Scientifique

Project information

Index: 0602R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location LATVIA LATVIJA Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010

Topic of the practice

Introduction with researchers’ studies, researchers’ dating, discussions between researchers and audience (local governments, enterpreneurs and enterprises), knowledge transfer The Café Scientifique is an event where the leading researchers from ViA faculties and Scientific Institute discuss and demonstrate significant research in social sciences and engineering.

Good Practice Information

The programme of activities includes introduction with researchers’ studies, researchers’ dating, discussions between researchers and audience. In the result an interdisciplinary approach is enabled, audience (local governments, enterpreneurs and enterprises) is informed about cooperation possibilities (knowledge transfer) and calls for proposals for implementing this cooperation. The café is devoted to specific topics and research fields, innovation and study process or implementation of research projects supported by EU and participants are the leading researchers, scientific and academic staff, students, representatives from local governments and enterprises, enterpreneurs. The university department on EU topics also organizes the implementation of cooperation projects.

Evidence of success

Being used regularly for 2 years, the event takes place twice a year.
Results are increased number of project applications, popularization events, improving of study programmes and cross boarder and international cooperation projects.
Instrument brings together academic/scientific environment state governmental and business environment. promotes cooperation and defines ideas for joint projects.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Liga Cvetkova

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Annex completed on: 09-18-2012

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