CORSHIP is a diverse Knowledge Alliance between the university, corporate, and startup worlds. 7 carefully selected full partners from 6 countries are supported by 4 associated partners and 20 additional institutions, which issued a letter of support.
FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Sciences, Graz (AT)
The project coordinator FH JOANNEUM is one of Austria’s leading Universities of Applied Sciences with highly specialized degree programmes. The Centres for Research & Development serve as important links between the different departments of FHJ and the business world, ensuring that students receive practice-oriented knowledge at the cutting edge methodology. FH JOANNEUM contributes extensive EU project management experience, corporate entrepreneurship, and accreditation expertise to CORSHIP along with special knowledge in the design of business MOOCs.
Haaga-Helia of Applied Sciences (FI)
Haaga-Helia is a strongly business orientated university of applied sciences in Finland. Through education, research, and development, they prepare professionals for business and services. Haaga-Helia focuses on co-operation, entrepreneurship, innovation, and internationality. Their specific expertise for CORSHIP lies in entrepreneurship and innovative curriculum design. By running a StartUp School, they have experience with new educational formats such as MOOCs, online studies, and coaching, and are experienced in international projects (e.g. Knowledge Alliance SMART-UP).
University of Economics Krakow (PL)
Founded in 1925 Cracow University of Economics is one of the biggest and most important economic universities in Poland. Set in one of the two biggest academic cities in the country it plays an important role in Poland’s academic community. UEK is participating in numerous international programmes, cooperating with partners all over the world. Combining tradition and modern technology, the University aims to excel in both research and teaching, constantly seeking ways to improve its performance in those areas. With regards to CORSHIP, the university has rich experience in entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship research, over 20 years’ experience in running MBA programs, and provides e-learning and blended learning courses (including co-creating a MOOC on Intrapreneurship).
Hasso Plattner Institute (DE)
Hasso Plattner Institute participates with its educational platform openHPI. It offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) held by the HPI professors and senior researchers to a broad public. The interactive courses cover topics in information and communication technology (ICT), such as In-Memory Databases, Internet Security, Software Analytics, or Business Process Modelling. openHPI aims to help users worldwide to keep up with digital transformation. Since 2012, there have been more than 350,000 enrollments from more than 180 countries. To CORSHIP, the institute provides hands-on experience with developing and operating MOOC platforms for enterprises, academic institutions, and even the WHO. HPI also provides entrepreneurship courses on Design Thinking by the HPI D-School and has a CE programme since 2015 (HPI School of Entrepreneurship).
Beta-i is an organization created to boost entrepreneurship, and its mission is to foster a true innovation culture. They helped new and established businesses grow, by offering 360º innovation services with 6 main areas: Acceleration, Events, Corporate (Innovation & Open Innovation), Education, Investment, and Hub. The non-profit company built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, focused on fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems (200 international mentors & investors in their network) and helping startups win. They accelerate programmes, host events, and have already successfully connected 2.000 entrepreneurs to 150 corporates across Europe, also within EU-projects such as CORSHIP.
AVL List Gmbh (AT)
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation, and testing of powertrain systems. As a multinational company, they will bring in global experience from their own successful Corporate Entrepreneurship Initiative (AVL´s Creator´s Expedition). In addition and with regards to CORSHIP, they have 12 years’ experience of providing e-learning (incl. MOOCs) for staff & customer training and contribute as an innovation leader with 8.000 learners in 35 countries directly to the core results.
European Startup Network (BE)
The European Startup Networks’ mission is to unify national startup associations to create a common voice for European startups so that more can start, scale, and succeed in the EU. As a large EU-wide startup network, they have direct access to 25.000 startups and 125.000 entrepreneurs and to 24 national startup ecosystems via their members. They bring in their experience to CORSHIP in connecting entrepreneurs to corporates and in EU projects.
Associated partners are two well-experienced EU institutions in the field of MicroCredentials (P10-EADTU (NED) and P11-K4All (UK) and two corporates from different industries (P8-Geberit (PL/SUI), P9-ELIA (BE) which will provide expertise, direct feedback, and increase the impact of the project.
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