European project

Business Opportunity Support System upgrade for strengthening European innovation ecosystem

Innovation support


In Research Business and Innovation International

Academia and private sector have joined their forces in order to strengthen the connections between education, research and business. Business Opportunity Support System upgrade for strengthening European innovation ecosystem (BOSS) project is funded with the support of the European Commission.

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In today’s fast-changing society, marked by the turbulence of the economy, changeable funding conditions, technical progress, and globalization, the connections between education, research and business have become increasingly important. In order to bridge that gap, academia and private sector had recognized the need for stronger connections between education, research and business by fostering entrepreneurial mindset from teachers, researchers all the way to students.

BOSS platform aims to do the following:

  • To develop Open Educational Resources in a form of Business Opportunity Self-Assessment methodology, Business Opportunity Development Planning Tool, appropriate educational material in different format, and open, automatized and web-based Business Opportunity support system (BOSS platform);
  • To stimulate teachers’, researchers’ and students’ ability to initiate and carry out entrepreneurial projects, ranging from opportunity recognition to opportunity exploitation.
  • To strengthen existing business opportunity, support system at partner organizations by incorporating innovative OER into existing practices, which secure efficient transfer of ideas to market and encourage university-industry collaboration;

Members of the consortium : The University of Belgrade (Belgrade, republic of Serbia), Meta Group SRL (Rome, Italy), The University of Liège

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Contact : Olivier Van der Elstraeten

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