On September 17-22, 2019 UNISON project partners participated in the final conference. During three years of project implementation partners from Spain, Germany, Portugal, China, Georgia and Russia studied the best practices and prospects for development of small innovative university enterprises (spin-off companies).
Thanks to the project support, the Chinese, Georgian and Russian universities created new spin-off companies and connected them into a network on a virtual platform. It is an open platform for university spin-offs’ interaction, sharing ideas and experience concerning startups creation and promotion. The partners also developed a roadmap with recommendations for the establishment and management of university spin-off companies.
The conference took place at the sites of Chinese partners: Yantai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ludong University and Yantai High Tech Industrial Development Zone.
The Agenda of the final conference included partners’ visits to innovative Chinese enterprises, such as Ludong University Student Entrepreneurship Base, 1861 National Advertising Creative Industry Park of Yantai City, Yantai Agricultural Science and Technology Expo Garden, etc.
To ensure project sustainability the partners discussed and approved the Memorandum of Understanding on UNISON network establishment which is due to be signed by all members of the consortium. Besides, several Agreements on bilateral cooperation were signed.