Official launch of DISCO: the project that will strengthen the innovation capacity of the European higher education institutions

The kick-off meeting of the Project DISCO | Developing Innovative Sustainable Cooperation Opportunities | happened on July 14 on a hybrid format. DISCO is a project funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of European higher education institutions through shared learning, cooperation and the flow of knowledge.

It is a project coordinated by the Cracrow University of Economics (Poland) and gathers as partners the Liviv Polytechnic National University (Ucraine), the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland) the non-profit organisation European Centre for Women and Technology (Norway) and the SME SHINE 2Europe (Portugal)

DISCO aims to boost the development of innovation and entrepreneurship skills, through student training, advice and coaching for start-ups and scale-ups. The project will achieve its objectives by designing and creating new forms of cooperation and experimentation through innovation laboratories, an observatory and the development of a common massive open online course. Over the next two years, DISCO will train and 1200 people, supporting the sense of initiative and entrepreneurial minds across the EU.

SHINE 2Europe integrates several European projects and at DISCO will be responsible for Communication and Dissemination.