Panevėžys Science and Technology Park, Public institution sucht einen Partner für Maßnahme 2.2
Stepping into an innovative future as a European citizen
Today's person has to be creative and interested in european politics. We are seeking to find ways to promote citizens' interest in their culture, common european history and politics. It is important not to forget that a citizen is a happy person, when he can realize himself in activities that he likes. However, sometimes it is crucial to direct him in the right direction and provide a wider choice. It is a new innovative approach of making business that promotes citizenship and european politics. It inspires to look at yourself as a citizen, as a member of society, as a volunteer that seeks to know and creat. General aim: gather community of volunteers, scientists, students, researchers, creators and active european citizens and give it a work place, equipment and opportunity to find out Europe's cultural differences and similarities. We are also seeking to explore citizenship, democracy and Europe in a creative and entrepreneurial way. Specific aim: Network of Partners. Main activities: Five meetings (events). Two events in partners' ountries and three events in Lithuania, Panevėžys city. Topics: We will promote the citizenship, review the politics of different countries and educate a creative society. 1. Event (2 days) Topic: Volunteering in Europe. Can it be a business start? Good practise and possible challenges. Workshop: Knowledge through practise. Teamwork: Purification of ideas. Homeworks for the next event. 2. Event (2 days) Topic: The view and politics of European Union in making business that promotes citizenship. New opportunities. It is a continued event in one of the partner's country. We hope to hear approaches to business and insights from citizens, politics and entrepreneurs that are from different countries. Homeworks for the next event. 3. Camp (3-4 days) Topic: History of democratization in Europe. What is a civic behaviour? Can it help to create new forms of business? How to involve as much people as you can that have different experience, knowledge and skills? The principles of volunteering. Does the volunteering culture in Europe exists? Participants will prepare for the next event and will get an opportunity to combine everything that has been said to create a idea for business. 4. Event (2 days) Topic: From concept to prototype. The main activities will be workshops and teamworks where necessary skill will be developed. Team from partners will start building actual prototypes. It is like hackathon where teams compete with each other and the best ideas are selected. At the end of the event teams will present their achievements and judges will conclude the event. 5. Event (2 days) Topic: The value of the intercultural dialog in business development. Discussion and evaluation of the results achieved. Sharing a good practise and talking about faced difficulties. Participants: the most participants are planned to be youth between 17 and 30 years old (70 %). 20 % - older group between 45 and 50 years old. 10 % - retirement age and people with disabilities.
Panevėžys Science and Technology Park (PSTP) was founded by Panevėžys Municipality and Kaunas University of Technologies as a non-profit public institution. PSTP was founded for companies that work in areas such as Research and Development (R&D), Innovations, Startups. The main goal of PSTP is to promote the development of knowledge based companies and act as a business incubator. The PSTP provides these services: • rental of infrastructure; • incubation and consulting (starting a business, innovations, funding); • management of the projects that connect business, science and technologies; • promotion of international partnership. PSTP has already participated as a partner in a few international and national projects such as "LT.INNOCONNECT.BY", Ino Laboratory", "Business assistant". Institution has 3 years experience (5 events in total) hosting and managing events like "Camp of Ideas" and "Weekend of Ideas". Panevėžys city recently set a goal to become the robotics center of North-East Europe region. Therefore, PSTP's one of the aims is to promote Industry 4.0 theme by creating events mentioned above, making partnerships with innovative companies and international organizations.