VETLICAT – Transfer of Innovation
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VETLICAT project addresses specific target group of creative industry professionals, both VET providers and consumers such as artists, designers and creative sector decision makers. Many of them feel the desire to add in – depth knowledge and tools to their professional experience. Linking practical, hands – on knowledge to scientific and technological research is of great importance to improve the quality and impact of creative works. However, there are many hurdles between the desire and it's actual implementation.
We are addressing a problem that existing VET scenarios do not link effectively creativity and advanced technology. Our main objective is to work together in order to transfer an innovative model that originated in the Netherlands called “WAAG Academy”. It is a VET service that targets the increase in competences and skills of creative sector professionals.
Our consortium is composed of VET providers and creative sector operators with compatible training experience as well as innovation needs. The specific objectives will be to transfer, localize and pilot-‐test selected training modules and learning tools, specifically in the following 3 domains:
A. Body--driven Human--Technology Interaction
B. New devices, instruments and do-it-yourself (DIY) fabrication
C. Serious Games
The main outputs will be:
1. Transfer and localization of innovative VET model and content focused on linking creativity and advanced technology
2. Pilot-testing of localized training modules and learning tools such as e-books within the target group
3. Innovation transfer towards VET stakeholders such as training providers as well as educational service consumers, i.e. creative sector professionals such as artists, designers, educators, decision makers
4. New educational services in the specific focus area
5. Knowledge exchange and pooling amongst the partners
6. Wide dissemination of the results.
The overall impact is manifold:
A. Added value derived from the internationalization, modernization of VET system and practice as well as from the knowledge exchange and expert cooperation
B. Increased level of competences and skills for both VET providers and educational services consumers based on the innovative linkage of creativity and advanced technology that is at core of future competitiveness at the level of changing markets and audiences.
Within VETLICAT project we will transfer and adapt these modules:
1) Fablab module (partialy)
2) Future of Art & Science Collaborations module
3) Education & heritage module
4) Exergaming module
5) FabSchool module
6) PhDO module
Each of these modules will be tested in real environment in one of partner’s countries. The results (manuals, video, presentations, recordings) and analysis(books, eBooks, datasets) will be collected and then used by all the partners of the project.
KID KIBLA will take care of Education & heritage module. All partners will follow the WAAG Academy methodology – teaching in English for some modules (Future of Art & Science Collaborations module), some others are varied in English and local language (Fablab module, Education & heritage module, Exergaming module, PhDO module) and FabSchool module only in local language.
International Centre for Art and New Technologies CIANT, Prague, Czech Republic (www.ciant.cz)
Clube Português de Artes e Ideias, Lisbon, Portugal (www.artesideias.com)
ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus (www.artosfoundation.org)
BRAINZ, Prague, Czech Republic (www.brainz.cz)
Kulturno izobraževalno društvo KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia
TAKOMAT GmbH, Cologne, Germany (www.takomat.com)
Waag Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands (www.waag.org)
Vetlicat is a project co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Union.
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Monika Pocrnjić: KIBLIX Workshop (21. 9. 2014)