The Final Conference
The EU-FP7 Project eINTERASIA – ICT Transfer Concept for Adaption, Dissemination and Local Exploitation of European Research Results in Central Asian Countries – finished with the Final Conference at 27.08.2015 in Almaty at the premises of Almaty Management University (ALMA) and the final Review on 28.08.2015.
The objectives of the final conference: to get together the interested specialists to share the knowledge and ideas in the area of innovative IT solutions, technology transfer and to present the major results obtained within the eINTERASIA project.
About 100 participants from different sectors (academic sphere, transport and logistics companies, IT enterprises and technological parks, small and medium businesses) took part in this event.
- V. Kopanas (EC). ICT in Horizon 2020. Focus on Work Programme 2016-2017 download
- K. Magzieva (NCP – KZ).The Role of National Contact Point of Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation between the EU and Kazakhstan download
- A. Kozhakhmetov (President of Almaty Management University). The use of innovative IT solutions at the university download
Several presentations of the conference have been devoted to the outputs of eINTERASIA. Beyond others Mrs. Tanja Woronowicz presented “Standardized Knowledge Transfer linking European Research with Central Asian Business Development – ISO/IEC 15504 innoSPICE” and Dr. Michael Boronowsky were talking about “Showrooms as a Windows to Scientific Based Innovations”
Informal discussion between presenters and participants has been held after the presentations session. Ways of bilateral cooperation beyond the project between different partners have been agreed.
The Review Meeting
The formal closure of the Project was the final Project Review held on day after the final conference. The eINTERASIA Project aimed at supporting an international cooperation with Developing Economies of Central Asia by creating an innovative ICT Transfer Concept and business model for adaptation, dissemination and local exploitation of EU research results. Geographical region of Central Asia which is of great importance to the EU as a bridge to China, Afganistan, Vietnam and the Middle East was selected to demonstrate eINTERASIA universal approaches. In the consortium the Region was represented by organizations from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with main focus to Kazakhstan (low and middle income countries).
During the meeting the results of the last deliverables were presented and discussed with the reviewers. The very active work and the convincing team play was positively perceived and the deliverables were accepted by the reviewers beside two minor remarks. The Innovation Capability Center was very pleased to work within this consortium, to visit regions with huge future potential, and to learn from each others perspectives. The project was coordinated by Prof. Leonids Novickis from Riga Technical University (RTU), and we are thankful for the very professional work and the excellent management of our project!
The eINTERASIA Technology Transfer Questionaire
Beside the great partnership, the new networks and the insights that we have developed during the project, the Generic Technology Transfer Concept will be a sustainable result for the Innovation Capability Center. Based on the partnership with Prof. Antanas Mitasiunas from Mitsoft the Innovation Capability Center at University of Bremen was responsible to develop this concept. It is founded on the ISO/IEC 15505 Standard based model innoSPICE to facilitate transformation of ICT research results into local Innovation. A questionaire was developed that is alligned with the structure of the innoSPICE process reference model. In eINTERASIA this questionaire was used to transform individual research results into a unified representation – helping to strucutre relevant Information related to the commercialization and the transfer of the results into new application areas. This questionaire is dealing with a central challenge in assessing the transferability of individual research results – how to structure the transfer relevant “non technical meta data” of a research result. The Innovation Capability center will continue to establish this idea as an element of the knowledge- and technology transfer process. The questionnaire can e.g. be an important standardized element to improve the deal flow from university to potential investors. It will an efficient way to understand the readiness and completeness of research results to generate societal or commercial values from an non-technical perspective.