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
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
Annex completed on: 09-18-2012