Knowledge Transfer Unit - From Applied Research and Technology-Entrepreneurial Know-How Exchange to Development of Interdisciplinary Curricula Modules (Austria, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine)

Reference Number:
“KTU” 544031-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AT-TEMPUS-JPHES

Project Duration:
36 months 12/2013 - 11/2016

European Commission Financing Program
Programm TEMPUS, Higher Education and Society

Project Budget:
848664,4 ˆ

Christian Friedl - FH JOANNEUM (Austria) Òîìàñ Schmalzer - FH JOANNEUM (Austria)

Ukrainian Coordinator:
Artem Boyarchuk - National Aerospace University (Ukraine)

¹Organization nameCountryCity
2World University Service - Austrian CommitteeAustriaGraz
3Budapest University of Technology and Economics HungaryBudapest
4Universitat de GironaSpainGirona
5Royal Institute of TechnologySwedenStokholmì
6International Scientific and Technical University UkraineKyiv
7National Aerospace University UkraineKharkiv
8The University of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine UkraineKyiv
9 Khmelnitskiy National UniversityUkraineKhmelnitskiy
10Kyiv State Maritime Academy UkraineKyiv
11Dniprodzerzhinsk State Technical University UkraineDniprodzerzhinsk
12Ukrainian Students' AssociationUkraineKyiv
13Center of Innovative Engineering Technologies Ltd. UkraineKharkiv
14Association of Small Enterprises of Ukraine UkraineKyiv
15Transcarpathian Chamber of Comme-rce and Industry UkraineUzhgorod
16Ukrainian Institute for Scientific, Technical & Economic Info UkraineKyiv
17Dnipropetrovsk Aggregate Plant UkraineDnipropetrovsk
18Ministry of Education and Science of UkraineUkraineKyiv

Undoubtedly universities play a crucial role in the development, wellbeing and socio-economic progress of regions, nations and the society in general. Their triple role is defined along: i) education, ii) research and iii) knowledge commercialisation. There is an uneven distribution in terms of quality, quantity and intensity, especially regarding the “third mission”, namely research commercialisation. Given this fact, policy-makers and important institutional players aim to boost applied knowledge transfer, as it is the case of the KTU project for Knowledge Transfer Unit - From Applied Research and Technology-Entrepreneurial Know-How Exchange to Development of Interdisciplinary Curricula Modules.


The mission of [KTU] is to serve as an interface between the university and the “outside world” helping university citizens to market their innovation and competencies.


The vision of [KTU] is to proactive promotion and management of research, transfer and innovation.


The values of [KTU] are:

1. Networking and team working

Networking is all about creating community. Team roles may be described differently, but time and again the same basic descriptions are provided of individuals who comprise any team. In networking, utilizing combined strengths to overcome individual weaknesses is a definite way to grow. Cherish differences. Revel in ideas and unique concepts. Appreciate cautiousness. Look for experience and specific skills to "make it happen." See value in questions and attention to detail. Understand the need for over-all objectivity.

2. Professionalism

Pay attention to the cultural norms in your organization, and follow them. Be pleasant and polite to people. Take work seriously. Realize that getting feedback on your work – even critical feedback – is part of the job. Speak up when work isn't getting done on time or when there are problems with a project. Need to write and speak clearly and professionally. Be flexible. Show up reliably. Don't treat your manager as your adversary. Be helpful, and do more than solely what's in your job description.

3. Diversity of competences and skills among the staff

Diversity is an essential component of any institution. It is more than a moral imperative; it is a global necessity. Everyone can benefit from diversity, and diverse of competences and skills need to be supported so staff can reach its full potential for themselves and the society. Every KTU members are open to change, new ideas and global perspectives.

4. Personalized attitude to the stakeholders

KTU is a results-orientated, structured planning and implementation tool that takes all the demands and requirements of a stakeholder collaboration process into account and ensuring effective implementation.

5. Orientation towards client and user satisfaction

Developing a quality product appreciate by consumers; responding promptly and respectfully to consumer complaints and queries; and dealing sensitively with community issues.

Organisation and staffing

The KTU will be the focal point of the knowledge transfer network within KSMA.

The KTU integrates the existing structures of KSMA by cooperating and networking with departments which conduct some functions in respect to knowledge transfer at KSMA.

The following units already exist at KSMA and will partially participate in knowledge transfer:

  • International Department (hereafter ID),
  • Research Support Sector (hereafter RSS),
  • Department of Intellectual Property (hereinafter DIP),
  • Students and Graduates Employment Support Department (hereinafter ESD),
  • Faculty of Economics of Transport.

  • Staff members will:

  • provide market analyses for scientific researches, determine the customer’s needs and the existing competition trends;
  • perform research planning keeping in mind not only the subject of research but also the customer’s needs, market demand and research expenses;
  • support research (KTU staff members will support the researchers to determine the research price, the necessary experimental and test basis, who may be the customers and how to distribute it);
  • provide valuable information to researches about the needs of industry and business to secure the intellectual assets resulting from research at KSMA;
  • determine and evaluate R&D results;
  • promote commercial utilization to researches at KSMA.

  • Activity and Operations Plan 2015-2016

    1. Basics

    1. 1. Create and initiate KTU
    1.1.1. Formally create KTU
    1.1.2. Define and delimit functions
    1.1.3. Equip KTUs
    1.1.4. Staff KTUs

    Services related to transfer modalities

    2. R&D contracts

    2. 1. 3D printing technology
    2.1.1. Development of Interdisciplinary Curricula Module "Transfer 3D printing technology"
    2.1.2. Training about 3D modeling technology (Pilot Project)
    2.1.3. Production and realization of 3D models (Pilot Project)
    2.2. Transfer technology
    2.2.1. Identify core specialities of research with commercial potential
    2.2.2. Identify potential industrial partners

    3. Intellectual Property

    3.1. Intellectual property support
    3.1.1. Information about intellectual property on the KSMA website
    3.1.2. Consulting inside KSMA about patenting applications
    3.1.3. Seminars about intellectual property

    4. Others

    4.1. Support of grant writing
    4.1.1. Information about Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 on the KSMA website
    4.1.2. Consulting inside KSMA about grant writing
    4.1.3. Seminars about grant writing

    5. Dissemination

    5.1. Gain and enhance visibility of the KTU
    5.1.1. Newsletter (for TRS)
    5.1.2. Special call for project direct email/call to TRS who could be interested
    5.1.3. Training sessions/Seminars/Conferences/ Exhibitions for internal and external actors

    List of KTU Services :

    1. Conducting of workshops and trainings on 3D modeling and printing.
    2. Design and realization of 3D models for customers.
    3. Marketing researches on R&D potential commercialization.
    4. Marketing researches on customers’ needs in R&D.
    5. Conducting of trainings for National Network of Technology Transfer.
    6. Consulting on writing applications for patents and copyright certificates.
    7. Seminars on IPP.
    8. Consulting on writing grant proposals for European programs (Erasmus+).
    9. Conducting of workshops and trainings on writing grant proposals.

    KTU Target Groups:

  • Professors;
  • Researchers;
  • Students

  • External
  • Business partners;
  • R&D;
  • employers;
  • International Funding Agencies;
  • government;
  • Alumni

  • Contact persons:

    Karpenko Oksana - Business manager (karpo_2004@ukr.net) Tel: +38 066 451 23 32

    AstafievaGanna - Project manager (annastafyeva@mail.ru) Tel: ++38 050 243 56 66; Fax: +38 044 379 16 98