On 11 December 2015, within the premises of the State University of Moldova, was held the 3rd meeting of the Council of Administration of the Tempus Project “Technological Transfer Network – TecTNet”, implemented by a consortium of 11 partners from the Republic Moldova and the European Union, part of which is also the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI).
The meeting was attended by representatives of the project partners from the Republic of Moldova and the EU, the national coordinator of the ERASMUS+ Program and students of the master program realized in the framework of the project. The work of the meeting was opened by the Rector of the State University of Moldova, Gheorghe Ciocanu.
During the meeting there have been discussed various issues related to the implementation of project objectives, have been reviewed the results achieved, and also challenges faced by partners in implementing project activities.
Special attention was paid to the Master Program on “Management of Innovation and Technology Transfer”, launched on 15 September 2015. The representatives of four universities of the Republic of Moldova, jointly implementing the Master Program, spoke on various aspects of the educational process, including the requirements for master’s thesis preparation, quality of courses and results of the master internship program in the EU universities. At the same time, students for a master’s degree were invited to present the concept and structure of the master theses, as well as their own vision on the utility of the internship realized in the EU Universities, partners of the project.
A special event of the current meeting was the launch of the book “Innovative System of the University: Academic Intrapreneurship”, work drafted by a group of authors from the State University of Moldova and edited within the TecTNet Project. The book was conceived as a methodological and practical compendium, addressing the issue of university management focused on research, innovation and technology transfer.
In the event, AGEPI was represented by the Director General Octavian Apostol and Liliana Vieru, Head of Cooperation and European Integration Division. Liliana Vieru presented a report on the status of the project Work Package 6 (WP6) aimed at dissemination and promotion of the project, informed partners about the latest developments and events in the field of intellectual property.
TecTNet Tempus Project aims primarily at building and developing a sustainable innovation field in local universities by creating an effective technological transfer network. Moldova is represented in the project by four beneficiary universities: State University of Moldova, Technical University of Moldova, State Agrarian University of Moldova, State University “Aleco Russo”; two agencies: State Agency on Intellectual Property, Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer and a non-governmental organization: “Technological Transfer Network of Moldova”. The project started on 1 December 2013 and will be completed in December 2016.