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The project "Development and Implementation of a Program Advancing Research Education and Exploitation for the Support of National Innovation Systems" aims to reinforce the universities’ ...

The project "Development and Implementation of a Program Advancing Research Education and Exploitation for the Support of National Innovation Systems" aims to reinforce the universities’ capability of exploiting their research, while opening their results to industry in order to promote innovation. The exploitation of research is dealt with from two perspectives: how can universities improve the quality and quantity of their research publications to benefit industry? And how can a better knowledge transfer in the domains of research and innovation take place between university and industry?

PARENIS develops a two phased program over three years. The first phase implements five research methodology courses for Master and PhD programs. These courses are focused on enhancing master and PhD students’ capabilities of doing and writing good research. Lecturers from PC universities are involved in the training process to be able to continue to teach the new courses beyond the project lifetime. The subsequent mobility phase enables students to integrate European research teams to learn more about how to put the methodologies into practice.

In the second phase, PARENIS creates mechanisms and procedures to intensify research collaborations between academia and industry. It initiates innovation labs to create a space in which universities and enterprises identify opportunities for joint research and define agendas for collaborative work. Beside the innovation labs, the project launches offices for research exploitation and marketing to ensure a permanent university-enterprise linkage. The EU institutions train the partner universities staff who will be in charge of operating the offices.

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    • PARENIS PresentationResearch and Methodology courses for Master and PhD students
    • Agenda  About the project  Objectives  Project Consortium  Priorities and Educational targets  The role of scientific research  The two phases of the project  Important dates  ContactsPage  2
    • About the project PARENIS (Program Advancing Research Education and Exploitation for the Support of National Innovation Systems) is a European Union funded 3-years TEMPUS project aiming at supporting national innovation systems by advancing the capabilities of partner countries universities in doing research and getting value from it. Regina GrussenmeyerPage  3
    • Objectives This overall aim leads to the following specific objectives: To increase the quality and quantity of research output of partner universities. To initiate a continuous process of collaboration on research and innovation between partner universities and local enterprises.Page  4
    • PARENIS – Project Consortium (1/3) Partner Countries EU-Countries (PC) • Germany • Tunisia • France • 4 Universities • Great Britain • 1 Ministry • Italy • Morocco • Spain • 2 UniversityPage  5
    • PARENIS – Project Consortium (2/3) Tempus EU countries Tempus partner countriesPage  6
    • PARENIS – Project Consortium (3/3) No. Role Organization Name City Country P1 Applicant Hamburg University of Technology Hamburg Germany P2 EU Partner Politecnico di Milano Milano Italy P3 EU Partner Zaragoza Logistics Center Zaragoza Spain P4 EU Partner Durham University Durham England P5 EU Partner Polytechnique de Nantes Nantes France Agence Nationale de Promotion de la Recherche et de P6 Partner Tunis Tunisia l’Innovation Université El Manar; Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de P7 Partner Tunis Tunisia Tunis Université de Tunis; Ecole Supérieure des Sciences P8 Partner Tunis Tunisia Economiques et Commerciales Université de Sousse; Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de P9 Partner Sousse Tunisia Sousse P10 Partner Université de Sfax; Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax Sfax Tunisia P11 Partner Ecole Mohammedia d’Ingénieurs Mohammedia Morocco P12 Partner Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées Marrakech MoroccoPage  7
    • Priorities & Targets  Priorities: – higher education and society, in particular on the knowledge triangle:  education-innovation-research  – partnerships with enterprises  Education targets: – introduce research methodology courses, which are a necessary condition to produce high quality research – focus on the valorization of research results – aims to equip universities with appropriate tools to strengthen collaboration with local industry in the domains of research exploitation and innovationPage  8
    • The scientific research The goal of scientific research:  to create knowledge (structured, accessible and durable information).Page  9
    • The research cycle Concepts and Theories Logical propositions deduction formation Empirical Decision to generalization accept or reject Hypothesis hypothesis Test of Hypothesis Measurement, Interpretation, summarization, scaling and sampling parameter estimation ObservationsPage  10
    • The research phases  Observations – Create awareness of a research problem, discover new area for the development of new theories  Empirical generalizations (“research questions”) – Identify and describe relevant variables, draw models, categories and critical aspect of a phenomenon  Theories – Identify relationship between relevant variables and understand the reasons for relationship  Hypothesis – Translate theory into empirically testable form and validate theory  Theory extension or refinement – Correct or re-define not-completely proven theories, extend or refine proven theoriesPage  11
    • The two phases of the project PARENIS develops a two phases program.  In the first phase, PARENIS implements five research methodology courses for Master and PhD programs, focused on enhancing master and PhD students’ capabilities of doing and writing good research. After this, students will be involved in European research teams to put the methodologies into practice.  In the second phase, PARENIS creates mechanisms and procedures that intensify research collaborations between academia and industry. To this aim, the project will: – promote spaces in which industries can outline research needs to discuss with universities in order to define agendas for collaborative work; – launches a research transfer office in every partner university to ensure a permanent university-enterprise linkage.Page  12
    • Phase 1: Research Methodology Courses (1/2) Five courses of 20 hours (5 days per 4 hours/day) held by EU lecturers:  L1 - General Research Methodologies (methodology types, design of objectives, how to do research), held at Université El Manar - Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis;  L2 - Basics and Methods of Quantitative Research (simulation, survey, data analysis), held at Université El Manar - Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis;  L3 - Basics and Methods of Qualitative Research (qualitative data analysis, single/multiple case studies), held Université de Tunis - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales;  L4 - Management of Research for Publication (writing for publication, presentation and communication skills), held at Université de Sousse - Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sousse.  L5 - Application of research methodologies in information systems research, held at Université de Sfax - Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax.Page  13
    • Phase 1: Mobility phase (2/2) After courses, students will be involved in the subsequent mobility phase. In the mobility phase, PhD students will integrate European research teams to put the learned methods into practice and to work on quality papers to be submitted to conferences or international journals.Page  14
    • PARENIS – Research Results I D F G Courses B for Professors E in PC Courses for TN Students in PC M K TN M TNPage  15 K
    • Phase 2: Workshops and Innovation Labs (1/2) Workshops to discuss the requirements on successful collaboration between science and industry in Tunisia and Morocco will be organized. They will involve experts from academia and industry, decision makers from different institutions such as ministry, chamber of commerce, etc. Innovation labs represent a research platform, in which innovation managers and academics meet to share relevant experiences and scientific approaches. They will be at the origin of networks between institutions such as universities, enterprises, and research centers, to boost collaborative research and to transfer inventions to marketable products. Innovation labs will be organized on a regular basis during the project life time.Page  16
    • Phase 2: Offices for Research Exploitation and Marketing and Online Platform (2/2)  Offices for the Exploitation and Marketing of Research will be founded in Tunisian and Moroccan university, to ensure a permanent university-enterprise linkage.  An Online Virtual Platform will finally be implemented to guarantee a long-term impact of the project. The research methodology courses will be recorded and posted on this platform. This platform will also create a virtual space to boost collaboration among partner universities, EU universities, and local industry.Page  17
    • PARENIS –Industry Cooperation EU Cooperation Innovation Offices Labs M M TN Internet TN K K PlatformPage  18
    • Important dates Course Course Training Proposed Lecture Courses Provider Receiver Deadline Deliver Date General Research L1 TUHH UTM-ENIT 29 April 2011 3-7 May 2011 Methodologies Basics and Methods L2 of Quantitative POLIMI UTM-ENIT 31 May 2011 1-5 August 2011 Research Basics and Methods 27 June – 1 July L3 of Qualitative ZLC UT-ESSEC 30 June 2011 2011 Research Management of L4 Research for DU US-ENISO 1 August 2011 To be decided Publication Application of Research 31 August 7-9 September L5 Methodologies in EPUN US-ENIS 2011 2011 Information Systems ResearchPage  19
    • Contacts For any information, please check: www.parenis.euPage  20