Intersectoral Staff Mobility

How can intersectoral staff mobility be established between universities, RTOs and other companies?

Motivation Inter-sectorial (industry-RTO-academia) mobility of staff is known to be an enabler for Open Innovation/Science and is implemented already in various European, national and regional (co-funded) programmes. However, the design and implementation can still be improved, lowering barriers and removing overhead bottlenecks, to allow beneficiaries to fully leverage on the inherent potential of bringing cooperating people together in a different context. Goal To boost inter-sectorial mobility of researchers as key enabler for open innovation by fully exploiting on its potential What we do

  • Analysing existing staff mobility programmes (EU/national/regional)
  • Collecting past experiences from all parties involved (including the staff)
  • Deriving and testing good practices

Expected results Guidelines for stakeholders (individuals, organisations and governments):

  • How to initiate, facilitate and reward staff mobility
  • How to deal with barriers and overhead bottlenecks
  • How to profit from staff mobility as individual and organisation
  • How to further improve on existing staff mobility programmes

Uniqueness of the pilot project Driven by technology research on the work-floor, the pilot will bring together cross-sectorial, cross-regional, cross-programme and cross-cultural experiences, all feeding into guidelines for future programmes. The pilot is benefiting from experiences of people actually benefitting from staff mobility themselves.