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Project Partners are from academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Estonia, Portugal, Moscow and India.

United Kingdom

University of Bradford:  The UoB is internationally recognised by its core mission, which is: ‘making knowledge work’. In realising its mission, the university has more than 700 researchers & annual research income in excess of Euro 23 million. This research impacts positively on industry through regular collaborations. From small, local and regional companies such as Briton
Engineering and Materia-Medica; to large multinationals like, GlaxoSmithKline, Smith &
Nephew, Ford, and PZ Cussons (UK) Ltd).
The project will be based in Bradford University School of Management – one of the longest
established business schools in the UK (established in 1963). The School is currently ranked
among the top-10 in the UK, & the top 40 in Europe (Financial Times, 2010). The School has
19 around 70 full-time academic members of staff, and runs a comprehensive portfolio of
programmes (undergraduate, postrgraduate taught and research). The School is
distinguished from its counterparts in the UK by the strength of its engagement activities with
enterprises and third sector organisations in the region.
The project activities will take place within the Enterprise and Innovation Lab. The Lab offers
an inter-disciplinary environment where researchers explore entrepreneurship and innovation
within the institutional and organizational context in which they take place. Researchers bring
to the Lab a unique combination of expertise and research skills (both quantitative and


Tallinn University of Technology: The mission of TUT is to provide educational,
research and innovation services in the fields of engineering and social sciences, which are
internationally competitive and significant for Estonia’s sustained development. Within this
context, the topics of innovation and knowledge transfer as well as internationalisation of
university have been highlighted.
Within TUT it is the Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration that is
participating in the proposed project. The School has a long experience on entrepreneurship
and entrepreneurship education development, business internationalisation, universitybusiness
cooperation and innovation and technology transfer, sectoral studies and different
other topics (e.g. e-government service development, organisational learning, corporate
social responsibility issues, logistics issues etc) in an international environment which has
been proven in a large number of European projects during last 15 years.
The activities of the project will take place within the Centre for Business Research and
Development at the Department of Business Administration of TSEBA. This was established
in January 2011 to better coordinate and develop national as well as international research
projects in TSEBA .


University Institute Lisbon:  UIL is a leading, research intensive, university established in
Portugal in 1972. The University has 8,600 and around 450 academic staff. The University is
organized around 4 Schools. Its research Centres are evaluated as a excellent of very good
from the Foundation of Science and Technology of Portugal. The UIL possess excellent
linkages with enterprises, public and third sector organizations in Lisbon.
The project will be located within DINÂMIA-CET is a research center of ISCTE – University
Institute of Lisbon. Its main aim is to conduct interdisciplinary research and support policy
design on current social, economic and territorial change. It has one hundred researchers,
including more than 50 PhDs in economics, sociology, urban studies, law, architecture,
anthropology, geography, management studies and statistics. Researchers are involved in
both high level international research and the study of the Portuguese reality.
DINÂMIA-CET main research areas are:
‐ Innovation, Knowledge and Labour
‐ Cities and Territories
‐ Governance, Economy and Society
In advanced training, the centre is engaged in a number of ISCTE-IUL Masters and PhD
courses, above all in the School of Social Science and Humanities, in economics and public
policies (in monetary, territorial, innovation and human resources fields), development
studies, urban and territorial studies, architecture and law. It is the host institution for dozens
of PhD students and Post-Doc.


Higher School of Economics: The  HSE is based in Moscow and various Russian cities
like Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. As a national research university, HSE
comprises more than 3.100 staff (both faculty and research fellows), which conduct
outstanding research activities in 38 research centers and 11 international laboratories.
There are currently over 16.000 students studying over 200 study programs at 31 faculties
and schools.
Since its foundation in 1992, the Higher School of Economics has gained an outstanding
reputation for its scientific output. Of particular interest to the scientific community is its rich
database of empirical data for the Russian society and economy. Due to previous success,
HSE grew to become the largest research center in the field of economics and social
sciences in Eastern Europe – and to be the leading think tank for the Russian Government.
The section for applied research, policy advice & consultancy is seen as a high growth area
of HSE. Also, HSE could strengthen existing links and establish new links to leading
corporations. Today, HSE hosts more than 20 corporate sponsored chairs and offers tailormade
programs for corporate partners. 21% of research-related income has been generated
through corporate consumers. A 3.5% share is contributed by the HSE Science Fund and
2.5% by foreign and domestic grants.
The project will be based in the Institute for Statistical Science and the Economics of
Knowledge. The institute is unique in Russia and focuses strongly on policy advice and
foresight studies. The institute hosts around 20 full-time academic members of staff.The project activities will take place within the International Laboratory of Economics of
Innovation. The international laboratory was founded in 2011 to host international accredited
researchers and to facilitate the exchange of ideas with local staff members.


JNU: The JNU is a leading Indian university established in the name of India’s first Prime
Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. It is among the top 15 Indian universities. The JNU campus is a
microcosm of the Indian nation, drawing students from every nook and corner of the country
and from every group and stratum of society. To make sure that this is so, annual admission
tests are simultaneously held at 37 centres spread across the length and breadth of the
country, and special care is taken to draw students from the underprivileged castes and ethic
groups by reserving 22.5 per cent of seats for them. Overseas students form some 10
percent of the annual intake.
JNU has about ten schools in arts and aesthetics, life sciences, social sciences, international
studies, environmental sciences, computer and mathematical sciences, biotechnology,
language and culture studies and physical sciences. Several Centres in these Schools have
been declared by the UGC to be Centres of ‘Excellence’.
The project will be based in the Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), School of
Social Sciences. The School is a leading social sciences graduate teaching and research
school in the world. CSSP is a leading graduate studies centre offering M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in Sub-Continent and Asia. The centre is involved in the teaching, research and innovation the
broad field of science, technology and innovation studies. Currently there are 56 graduate
students pursing M.Phil/Ph.D courses.