Knowledge Alliances

Alliances for Innovation aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and continuous), and the broader socio-economic environment, including research.

They also aim to boost the provision of new skills and address skills mismatches by designing and creating new curricula for higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET), supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets in the EU.

A knowledge alliance consortium must comprise a minimum of eight organisations from four different programme countries, including at least three education and training providers, including at least one University and one VET and three businesses, chambers, trade unions etc.

The projects last two to three years.

Further information can be found on the websites of the DAAD and the European Commission.