The PoliUniBus project builds upon the expertise already established in the UniBus project. PoliUniBus proposes the conception of a collaborative cloud-based platform that implements a new challenge-led methodology to support higher education institutions to link with businesses across Europe. The PoliUniBus platform will support use ‘challenges’ led by policy makers to set conditions for AGILE innovation. Engagement across Universities and Industry will allow companies to manage and implement complex innovation processes by taking advantage of Universities’ research and technological knowledge and expertise in a systematic way, by enabling an open multi-agent focused innovation (i.e., University/Business focused innovation). PoliUniBus seeks to develop additional value to engage Universities & Businesses with emergent and active agendas in policy, for example Grand Challenges/Catapults. The current (fragmented scenario), means that a Turkish technology developer cannot easily identify and access Finnish Research Expertise to address a UK societal need. This can be segmented into four key areas:
- Accelerate Markets
- Stimulate Innovation
- Increase Understanding
- Improve accessibility
There is an imperative to identify knowledge, skills, research& development gaps in support of current and emerging agendas across the EU. This is a programme to identify and to set the conditions under which identified agendas can be stimulated across key areas of activity. As university research spins out SMEs it remains difficult for those SMEs to develop and access research & develop collaborations at other institutions. Further distance remains between national challenges and SMEs. In this regard, PoliUniBus seeks to develop a cloud-based platform to enable SMEs to initiate wider research collaboration in support of challenge-led initiatives across Europe.
Building on the capability of UniBus to address the University-Business identified need, PoliUniBus seeks to develop a cloud-based platform to enable SMEs to initiate wider research collaboration in support of challenge-led initiatives across Europe. PoliUniBus seeks to build a coherent platform with a mobile application that is accessible to Europe-wide Universities, and Industry to align with challenges to support Europe-wide innovation.