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Project: Enhancement of knowledge transfer in the food sector strengthening the technological transfer offices in Albanian universities (TTO4FOOD)

Project ID: 400618211

Call: EAC-A02-2019-CBHE

Period: 2020-2023

Project Leader: Universita degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro – Uniba – Coordinator

Project Partners: Ministry of Education and Science; UNIKO; Agricultural University of Tirana-AUT; Universiteti “Aleksander Moisiu Durrës (“Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës); Universiteti i Vlorës “Ismail Qemali” (“Ismail Qemali” University of Vlora); Servizi avanzati per la Sostenibilita’ e l’innovazione nelle aree agricole e rurali societa’ a responsabilita’ limitata – sinagri s.r.l.; Centro Internazionale di Altistudi Agronomici Mediterranei – Ciheam-Iamb; Technologiko Panepistimio Kyprou – Cyprus University of Technology-CUT.

The project focuses on modernization of Albanian’s Universities technological transfer offices (TTO), youth employment in key sectors of Albania economy (agri-food) through start up and spin off creation, cooperation and networking among universities at local and international level.

Albania, as Partner Country, aims to improve the quality of its Higher Education system in order to be more responsive to the labor market needs and requirements by strengthening technology transfer and cooperation with businesses.

Project outputs:

1) co designed guidelines of Albanian TTOs functioning;

2) increase competences’ level and skills of Albanian’s HEIs TTOs (capacity building actions);

3) TTOs services implemented by pilot initiatives (learning by doing);

4) TTOs international network creation.

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