Consortium Meeting, August 29, 2018 - Tianjin

The partners presented their preliminary work and achievements of COILabs in their universities. The consortium meeting ended with a round table discussion about COILabs on how to explore the needs of enterprises and training institutions (Senior Training Office).

The main topic of the discussion for the consortium meeting was:

  • COILabs set-up: The round table discussion took place on address the advantages/difficulties of collaboration followed by added value vs. costs of conducting COILabs workshops. The key requirements for COILab sustainability and how to manage IP related to these collaborated activates were discussed.
  • COILabs operations: plan next COILab activities: COILabs training activities such as the 1) Pilot course on new product and service development at VISU (September-October 2018); 2) 2nd edition of OIPEC-based training @VISU (after 1st year revision, 3 modules) - (Oct 18-Feb 19); 3) PBL on prototyping @MSU for entrepreneurs with supporting companies (Dec 18-Jan 19), 4) Open Innovation at HEBUT (Oct 18-Feb 19) were finalised. COILabs projects such as 1) Initiatives for SMEs applying for Vladimir regional funds for product innovation (beginning of October 2018); 2)  Open Innovation Projects with companies at TJU with COILab partners (Oct 18-Jan 19); 3) COILab activities at MSU with new equipment were updated.
  • Quality Control and Project Management: Request for conclusion postponement was discussed followed by the dates for the next meetings.