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GroupA11BIT/Degree Programme in Business Information Technology (Tornio)
Study unit2B1214 Sourcing Funds and Tendering, 3.00 ECTS credits, 80 h
Business studies
BASIC STUDIES
ImplementationPerustoteutus/14001
Unit
Time of implementationAutumn1/2014-2015
Responsible teacherRyabov Vladimir
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
  
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates02.09.2014 - 24.10.2014
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 14.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 0 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 
Objectives

Nowadays, EU commission has powerful financial instruments to stimulate research, development, and innovation activities in member states. One example of such instrument is “Horizon 2020” which is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. The aim of this program is securing Europe's global competitiveness, economic growth, job creation, and sustainable development.

The specific objectives of this course are:

-         To learn about funding opportunities provided by EU to academic institutions and businesses. Emphasis is on ICT sector/topics relevant to our field of study and competencies.

-         To learn about the up-to-date topics and priorities in EU research and development.

-         To think and come up with some innovative ideas on possible research projects where our school and local businesses can be involved.  Think about the local industry and its needs in relation to ICT priorities and topics of possible EU funding. Do you think the same challenges exist in some other EU member states? Which? Describe how do you see these challenges and possible solutions.

 
Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

There are two contact sessions: at the beginning of the course (week 36), where the content of the course is explained, and on week 41 when the presentations of findings by students should be done. The rest of the course is implemented through self-supervised work. At the same time, the instructor is available for consultancy if needed by participating students.

Material

EU commission websites, presentations, descriptions of funding programs and previous projects. Any other relevant materials you can find online.

Content

The task is to find and study the material online about EU funding programs appropriate for our school and BIT degree program. Analyze the relevance of the topics and their future importance from the research and development points of view. Pay much attention to the practical relevance of these topics and think about their business value and applicability. One example of relevant EU funding program for R&D is Horizon 2020.You can also utilize other websites or materials to understand better the topics. Based on relevant topics and available funding opportunities, propose some innovative R&D project ideas. These can involve the university, academic partners, and local industry. Cooperation with business life and practicality of R&D work is nowadays very important in securing research funding from EU. Strong applicability and impact on business development are what funds granting organizations are looking for in project applications. Your final report should include the descriptions/analysis of available funding opportunities and topics relevant to your field of study and competencies of our school, but also a proposal for some innovative project ideas.

Assessment

The main output of the course is a written report presenting the findings and research idea proposals. These are also to be presented at the end of the course during the last session. The quality of the report, presentation, and compliance with the submission deadline form the basis for the course assessment. The assessment criteria are the following:

Grade "0" -The student didn't deliver the report and presentation or these are not meeting the minimal quality requirements. This means the report includes a significant amount of copy/pasted material without referencing and doesn't include any meaningful idea for potential research projects.

Grade 1-2 -The student has delivered the report and presentation satisfying the basic quality requirements. The student understands the main sources of research and development funding in EU and is able to identify the topics relevant to his/her field of study and the competencies of the home university. Based on these topics, the student is further able to define generally some research and development ideas for future projects. However, these are not elaborated in details. The report is not heavily based on copy/pasted material and all borrowed text is referenced correctly.

Grade 3-4 -The student has delivered the report and presentation with good and relevant content, compliant with submission deadlines. The student understand well the main sources of research and development funding in EU and is able to identify the topics relevant to his/her field of study and the competencies of the home university. Based on these topics, the student is further able to define and elaborate some relevant research and development ideas for future projects. The report is written by the student him/herself and all borrowed material is referenced correctly.

Grade 5 -The student has delivered the report and presentation with excellent and innovative content, compliant with submission deadlines. The student understand very well the main sources of research and development funding in EU and is able to identify the topics relevant to his/her field of study and the competencies of the home university. Based on these topics, the student is further able to propose innovative R&D project ideas and elaborate them in details. The report is written by the student him/herself and all borrowed material is referenced correctly.