Wrap up meeting of the TecTNet master students at the Moldova State University before heading to TUKE

Almost two years passed since the launching of the Tempus Project “Technological Transfer Network (TecTNet)”, implemented in the Republic of Moldova by an EU-Moldova consortium composed of eleven partners. The project was started on December 1st, 2013 and will be completed in December 2016. The main objective of the project is to enhance the institutional capacities of the 4 Universities of Moldova participating in the project, namely: Moldova State University (USM), Technical University of Moldova (TUM), State Agrarian University of Moldova (SAUM), “Alecu Russo” Balti State University (USARB) to deal with knowledge and technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation management. The transfer of EU practices is ensured by EU partner-universities with broad experience in the field, namely:  University of Sannio (Italy), Technical University of Iasi (Romania), Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon (Portugal), and Technical University of Košice (Slovakia). The sustainability of the knowledge triangle education –innovation-research is supported also by participation in the project of the Moldovan Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT), the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) and a local NGO “Moldovan Technology Transfer Network”.

The Master Programme “Innovational Management and Technological Transfer” was launched in September 2014. Now, at the beginning of the 3rd semester, three TecTNet students from USM – Ștefan Popa, Margareta Perdeleanu and Tatiana Titușchina, as well as two USM staff trainees – Tatiana Bulimaga and Mihaela Balmuș-Andone will have internships at the Technical University of Košice (TUKE) in Slovakia for periods Sept 20 – Oct 22 and Oct 15-30, respectively. The internship programme is organized by TUKE colleagues. Administrative staff and students will spend these internship periods within the TUKE Office of Technology Transfer. This will be a way to improve skills, gain understanding, and share best practices, as it is described in the deliverables D2.6.Master Deployment and D4.3.Staff internship of the TecTNet project. In the name of USM group of students and staff trainees, we would like to thank Prof. Jan Saliga and TUKE colleagues for taking care of students’ accommodation in Kosice, and for offering to kindly host them in the university with maximum efficiency in learning and training.