VISIBILITY & DISSEMINATION
Visibility and dissemination have special importance in the projects of the Erasmus plus program. For this reason, in the VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES project, a dissemination plan has been created focused on achieving greater visibility of the project and dissemination of the results.
By carrying out visibility and dissemination activities during all phases of the project, in the different areas of influence (local, regional and national level), we will not only be able to increase the size and strategic importance of the project, but also promote its subsequent replication.
In addition, it should be noted that these measures are an effective method to provide visibility and promote the opportunities offered by the Erasmus Plus Program, sensitizing a large group of students on the advantages of carrying out projects in this program.
The visibility campaign began in January 2020. The aim is to make the project visible to the largest number of entities and countries, so far several bilateral meetings have been held with educational centers and collaborating entities.
ACTIVITY 1. On 07.02.2020 the Ikasia Technologies team met with members of the teaching team of the IES Isaac Peral of Cartagena in order to present the project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES”, as it is a continuation of the initiative carried out in the “CRITICAL THINKING AS A STEP FORWARD IN VET EDUCATION” project, on which a magnificent and interesting multiplier event was held at the IES Isaac Peral facilities.
ACTIVITY 2. On 24.04.2020 Laura Gómez, project technician at Ikasia Technologies has presented to Jordi Rizo, project coordinator of RedTree Making Projects, the project of the E + program “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” in order to show him the advantages and opportunities that it represents in the field of VET education.
ACTIVITY 3. On 05.05.2020, Laura Gómez, project technician at Ikasia Technologies, has held a virtual bilateral meeting with Elena Marco, a member of the teaching team at the Institut Neus Català, a highly complex public education center in Cornellà de Llobregat.
This interesting and productive meeting in which he presented the project of the E + program “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES”, has allowed to show the opportunities that the project represents for FP students, as well as the Erasmus plus program.
ACTIVITY 4. On September 24, 2020, the Ikasia technologies team have a virtually meeting with Apostolos Kirytsis, main coordinator of international and national projects, as well as professor of the physics department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) to present the erasmus+ project ” VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES “. NTUA, founded in 1836, is the oldest technological institution in Greece and is active in the fields of education and research related to cutting-edge technologies regarding all kinds of engineering disciplines.
This interesting meeting was of great importance since NTUA has a large number of technological research centers that host practices for technical students, which will allow the use and replication of the project results.
ACTIVITY 5. On September 29, 2020, the Ikasia Technologies team have a virtual meeting with Pierre Carrolaggi, training director and coordinator of the pedagogy department of GRETA DU VELAY to present the E + project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES”. Greta du velay is a french public training organization that brings together 21 educational institutions such as VET education centers, high schools and adult education centers, under the wing of the Ministery of Education of the Government of France.
This meeting was a great opportunity to show the opportunities that the project represents for VET students, since Greta du Velay has the ability to promote the use and implementation of the project’s results in one of the main beneficiary groups.
ACTIVITY 6. On October 8, 2020 José Luis Gómez Ribelles, representing Ikasia Technologies, presented the Erasmus Plus project «VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES» to Gloria Gallego Ferrer, member of the Government team and head of the teaching work group of the ESAO, as well as a member of the CIBER-BBN network of the Carlos III health institute, and a professor and researcher at the Center for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (CBIT) of the UPV.
It was a productive and interesting meeting that has made it possible to strengthen collaboration to disseminate the results of the project, during the dissemination phase, in multiple European research and education networks.
ACTIVITY 7. On October 13, 2020, Luis Ribeiro Martins, a member of the Ikasia Technologies team, held a bilateral meeting with María Guillot and Sandra Trujillo, PhD students from the Center for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (CBIT) of the UPV, in order to present the Erasmus Plus program project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES”.
It was a very productive meeting, as the collaboration framework with the CBIT continues, in which María and Sandra will collaborate in the development of content pills for the intellectual result O2 “PERSONALIZED DIGITAL COURSE”.
ACTIVITY 8. On November 11, 2020, José Luis Gómez Ribelles, as representant of Ikasia Technologies, has presented the Erasmus Plus Program’s project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” to Manuel Salmerón-Sánchez, head of the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Engineering School and associate of the Biology of Systems and Molecular Cells Institute from Glasgow University.
This presentation was very important, not only to increase the project’s visibility across Europe, but also because Glasgow University´s technology research centers are able to host technical student internships, as well as being able to take advantage of and replicate the project´s results in posterior phases.
ACTIVITY 9. On November 11, 2020, José Luis Gómez Ribelles, as representative of Ikasia Technologies, has presented the Erasmus Plus Program project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” to João F. Mano, professor of the Department of Chemistry and director of the Biotechnology´s Master and Doctorate programs at the University of Aveiro. Additionally, He belongs to the associate laboratory CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials where he is directing the COMPASS Research Group, founded in April 2016.
This presentation enhanced the project`s visibility among other Portuguese Universities, as it will also facilitate the future dissemination of results in other countries since João F. Mano is a visiting professor at the University of Lorraine (France) and the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) from South Korea.
In addition, the research center to which he belongs has the means to host technical student internships.
ACTIVITY 10. On November 11, 2020, José Luis Gómez Ribelles, representing Ikasia Technologies, presented the Erasmus Plus project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” to Dr. Ivan Krakowski, researcher at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (IMC) of the Charles University in Prague.
It was a very interesting presentation since the IMC was a member of the last Erasmus plus project, whose initiative continues the current project. In addition, it counts with expert researchers in polymer chemistry and physics, as well as an area dedicated to the practical training of students.
ACTIVITY 11. On November 11, 2020, J.L Gómez Ribelles, representing Ikasia Technologies, has presented the Erasmus + project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANEIS” to Senentxu Lanceros, director and researcher of BCMateriales, (research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures) founded by the Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, and the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU). The research center’s mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi) functional solutions and devices for the benefit of mankind.
This presentation was important because, in addition to enhancing the projects visibility, the research center´s facilities has the means to host technical student internships.
ACTIVITY 12. On November 11, 2020, J.L. Gómez Ribelles, representing Ikasia Technologies, has presented the Erasmus Plus project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” to Dr. Ana M. Cortizo, PhD in Biochemical Sciences, Professor of Pathological Biochemistry of the Department of Biological Sciences of the Faculty of Exact Sciences of the National University of La Plata and researcher at the Research Laboratory in Osteopathies and Mineral Metabolism (LIOMM), a multidisciplinary unit dedicated to scientific-technological research, in order to increase scientific knowledge and education.
Despite not being an entity located in Europe, it has been a great opportunity to expand the project visibility and learn about the professors and researcher´s experiences regarding the reception of technical students in universities.
ACTIVITY 13. On November 11, 2020, J.L. Gómez Ribelles, representing Ikasia Technologies, has presented the erasmus plus project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” to Fernando Hernández Sánchez, Senior Researcher at the Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY) in the line of Biomaterials, tissue engineering, design and construction of scaffolds for animal tissue regeneration. CICY is a public research center focused on scientific and technological research and professional training located in Yucatán (Mexico).
This presentation has been very important since Fernando is a member of numerous international research networks, it also allowed us to expand the project visibility outside Europe.
ACTIVITY 14. On March 22, 2021 the partners of the project have requested participation in EDULEARN21, the 13th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies to present the progress of the results of the erasmus plus project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES”.
EDULEARN is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. The 2021 edition of EDULEARN is sure to be among the most successful education conferences in Europe. It is an ideal platform for international strategic networking, the best place to present your innovations and projects about education and technology.
ACTIVITY 15. On May 6, 2021, Luis Gómez, CEO of Ikasia Technologies, met virtually with Juan. B Tormos, head of the VET studies department of Electrical and Automatic Installations at IES ENRIQUE TIERNO GALVÁN, to present the Erasmus + project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” and discuss ideas for future cooperation with the center.
It has been a great opportunity to expand the CRITICALTHINKING4VET network with VET education centers, giving the opportunity to hundreds of VET students and teachers to benefit from the project and its results.
ACTIVITY 16. On May 13, 2021, Luis Gómez, CEO of Ikasia Technologies, attended a virtual presentation of the IES ENRIQUE TIERNO GALVÁN de Moncada, in which he had the opportunity to present the Erasmus + project “VET STUDENTS INTO TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES” and introduce the department Middle Grade (GM) Electrical and Automatic Installations in the CRITICALTHINKING4VET network. It was attended by students from all over the GM who will begin their studies next academic year 2021-2022 at the center, as well as the entire teaching team.
Participation in this talk has been a great opportunity for the project, since it has made the project known and the progress of the results to future VET students, as well as to all the teachers of the department.