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 education, both at the regulatory and standardization levels and is involved in a number of other research projects that address specifically the themes of connecting the world of education with the world of work and of assuring apprenticeship quality from different perspectives, such as PROCSEE, HEALINT, SAPS and ApprenticeshipQ. By participating at the Apprenticetrack (SAT) project, we expect to share our experience with the consortium and enrich the final outputs.
Our role in the project
KIC´s role is to provide the partners with the expertise, from the formal point of view, of how to identify, analyse, describe and document the relevant processes to assure the quality of apprenticeships in line with the international standardization tendencies, and how to translate them in a set of requirements to enable the development of software tools capable of improving its efficiency. KIC is also responsible for all the project branding, as well as planning and coordination of project dissemination and exploitation activities, including publishing.