KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION CENTRE
Who are we?
The Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields, and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and the knowledge economy (as it relates to the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process). The Centre has forged close relationships with a number of stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields, and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalization.
KIC also offers a full range of project management services, from bid-conceptualization and writing, to lifecycle management and final reporting. KIC has access to consultants specialized in ICT-process integration, education & healthcare policies, innovation management, and youth policy. Last but not least KIC’s outreach services encompass both technological and person-to-person services. For the former, KIC molds your online presence using a combination of web-sites, social-networking expertise and online document publication; for the latter KIC has the expertise in organizing focus groups, outreach campaigns, consultations and surveys, as demanded by the terms of the brief.
Why we are Participating in the Project
KIC has extensive experience in Quality in VET, especially related with management systems development, where KIC has been putting much effort in the past years, through several applied research projects and through the personal collaboration with ISO from several members of its team. Our aim with VET21001 is to take advantage of those past experiences and apply them to improve the European Quality Assurance Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) adoption across Europe.
Our Role in the Project
At the VET21001 project KIC will collaborate with the partners in the development of all intellectual outputs and lead the development of the rules for an EQAVET accredited certification scheme (intellectual output 3) and deliver the Joint Staff Training Event ““The EQAVET criteria, the ISO 21001 requirements and the correlation between them”. Across the project KIC will also be responsible for the internal and external communication, including the networking strategy and dissemination planning as well as the publication of all project outputs.