Integrating Talent Development into Innovation Ecosystems in Higher Education

Ref. no. 586227-EPP-1-2017-1-BG-EPP


The INNOTAL project (Integrating Talent Development into Innovation Ecosystems in Higher Education) is implemented in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, Action - Capacity Building in Higher Education. The duration of the project is 36 months, starting in November 2017 and ending in October 2020.

The project partnership involves 5 EU partners (4 of which are universities) from Bulgaria, Greece, Finland and the UK, and 10 Partner Country universities: 4 from India, 2 from the Philippines, 2 from Nepal and 2 from Sri Lanka.

Project objectives

The INNOTAL project aims to build the capacity of universities in the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India to embed graduates' employability in their core activities and to facilitate the development of student talent through co-curricular and extracurricular innovation activities involving key stakeholders, with a view to contributing to youth employment, inclusive growth and sustainable development.

The project has the following specific objectives:
  • INNOTAL will seek to enable an institutional culture of strategic planning and change in the direction of improving the relevance of education
  • INNOTAL will launch Talent Co-Creation Labs in the participating universities from the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India, which would support co-curricular and extracurricular live projects focused on student and stakeholder co-creation in innovation and would deepen the engagement of students with the world of work and the local communities
  • INNOTAL will develop tools and teaching resources to support staff and faculty implementing the new tasks All dimensions seek to re-design students’ learning experience, introduce a challenge-driven learning model, improve graduates’ employability skills, strengthen Partner Country universities’ interactions with business, and involve external stakeholders in student talent development.