Deadline: 30 June 2011 The EU has devoted many efforts to strengthening the relations between research and innovation and between research and education. The EU has also showed political determination to enhance relations between business and academia, e.g. as one of the core elements of the modernization agenda for universities and in the context of the European Higher Education Area. But the concrete implementation so far has been less structured and systematic leaving the relation between education and innovation somehow as the neglected link of the knowledge triangle.

The University-Business Forum has opened a dialogue between the two worlds about how they can work more closely together. It has demonstrated that there is an appetite on both sides for working in partnership focused on education, with the common goal to ensuring that education delivers high-level and highly valued skills, underpinned at all times by high levels of adaptability, entrepreneurship and creative and innovative capacities.

This call for proposals allows to explore some concrete ways of working in partnership.

FAQ on the call for proposals

This document provides some additional information related to this call for proposals.


For further information and specific queries about the call, please contact the European Commission EAC-C2 at the following:

For futher information, please contact:

Jaime Durán
ICT Sector