Smart HEI-Business collaboration for skills and competitiveness
Smart HEI-Business collaboration for skills and
competitiveness (HEIBus) is Erasmus + Knowledge Alliances 2 project of 36 months
duration (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019) aiming to develop smart and innovative new methods for High
Education Institution (HEI)-company cooperation. With a budget of 989 k€ for 3
years, the project brings together European universities and companies with
strong expertise and experience in their field of work.
The HEIBus project focuses on strengthening the
collaboration between HEIs and companies by creating cooperation models. These
cooperation models increase the involvement of students and HEI staffs in international Research & Development &
Innovation (R&D&I) project implementations proposed by companies.
This facilitates direct contact of the HEI students and staff with companies in
an international environment that stimulates innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.
cooperation models between HEIs and companies will facilitate easy knowledge share between the
involved partners and create the premises of developing new innovative products and services. The companies have the
opportunity to access, in a well-defined framework, high level expertise that
partners from European universities and companies have. The knowledge and
expertise in different fields of the participants allows approaching complex multidisciplinary projects with
a great impact for the small and medium sized companies that helps to improve
activities facilitate an increase involvement
of the companies in the educational process. The HEIBus project creates
educational models that allow companies to be directly involved in the
education and in the same time creates the framework for students to solve real
life problems based on problem-solve approach.
consortium with 12 partners from five different EU member countries is led by
JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jyväskylä, Finland) as project
coordinator. The other university partners are: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania),
University of Miskolc (Hungary), Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
and University of Jaén (Spain). The company partners are: ITAB Pikval Oy (Finland), S.C. PRO-TEHNIC
S.R.L. (Romania), SC AUTOMATES ACM S.R.L. (Romania), Electrolux Lehel Ltd.
(Hungary), Robert Bosch Power Tool (Hungary), Stöbich Brandschutz GmbH (Germany)
and Valeo Iluminación España S.A.U (Spain).
Anneli Kakko JAMK, Project Manager
JAMK University of Applied, Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland