On 19 February, representatives from Baku Engineering University and the Institute of Education will visit Bulgaria to exchange know-how and experience on how to successfully build an innovation ecosystem through boosting innovation capacity, knowledge and technology transfer.
The study visit will be hosted by the University of National and World Economy in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. In addition to engaging in discussions with representatives of the university, the participants will also visit Techno Park Sofia, the Incubator in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the country’s Centre for Intellectual Property. The participants will learn how to manage and bring together science, education and industry in specially designated locations, for example entrepreneurship centres and technology parks. All topics will be supported with the presentation of practical know-how and relevant case studies.
The five-day visit is organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) in co-operation with Baku Engineering University.
TAIEX is a demand-driven tool that supports partner countries with the adaptation of national laws, regulations and quality standards to match those of EU Member States in the framework of Cooperation or Association Agreements signed with the EU. In the Eastern Neighbourhood, TAIEX works with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
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