On April 2, 2024, a webinar “Education and training for displaced persons and refugees on innovation and entrepreneurial skills” will be held

Date and time: 02/04/2024, 14:00-16:00 (Kyiv time)

Duration: 2 hours

Organizer: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

What is the webinar about?

Students and researchers often lack academic training when it comes to innovation processes, innovation management, intellectual property law, operational processes or entrepreneurship. Moreover, even if some academic knowledge is available, it is likely to be insufficient during wartime. This webinar provides basic knowledge and skills in these areas that will be particularly useful to refugee or displaced persons researchers, in whom formal status becomes the basis for legal relationships and formal arrangements depending on host institutions and national regulations. This includes both legal aspects of the issue, such as ownership of intellectual property, and simple support, which is most often organized through local or regional structures and communities, often with strict requirements for candidates.

So, during the training the following issues will be discussed:

  • Fundamentals of innovation and invention,
  • Intellectual property rights and their protection, including copyright and patents
  • Innovation processes, open innovation, Canvas of influence
  • Industry 4.0 and 5.0 concepts
  • Specific ideas for refugees and displaced scientists.

Invited speakers:

  • Peter Aleshnik, Head of NU for Strengthening Innovation and Entrepreneurial Culture
  • Sebastian Dahle, Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana
  • Moderator: Ekaterina Boychenko, Ph.D., Web2Learn researcher.

How to join?

Please register here

Who is the webinar for?

The webinar is intended for refugee researchers interested in learning more about the foundations of innovation and invention in academia. This includes the basics of intellectual property rights and their protection, including copyright and patents; innovation processes, open innovation, surveys; also Concepts of Industry 4.0 and 5.0. In addition, we consider the specific conditions, requirements, and opportunities depending on the formal status of the displaced scholar or refugee.

What is special about the AGILE project?

The webinar is held as part of the AGILE project 2022-1-FR01-KA220-HED-000087334. AGILE aims to strengthen the inclusiveness and resilience of higher education institutions in the face of current refugee-related challenges. AGILE’s goal is to promote collaboration between academia and society to build the mechanisms of sustainability and stability that are considered necessary in modern multicultural European societies. AGILE is a project funded under Erasmus+ Ka2: Collaboration of partnerships in higher education