Knowledge Innovation Centre
Who are we?
The Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields, and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and the knowledge economy (as it relates to the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process). The Centre has forged close relationships with a number of stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields, and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalization.
KIC also offers a full range of project management services, from bid-conceptualization and writing, to lifecycle management and final reporting. KIC has access to consultants specialized in ICT-process integration, education & healthcare policies, innovation management, and youth policy. Last but not least KIC’s outreach services encompass both technological and person-to-person services. For the former, KIC molds your online presence using a combination of web-sites, social-networking expertise and online document publication; for the latter KIC has the expertise in organizing focus groups, outreach campaigns, consultations and surveys, as demanded by the terms of the brief.
Why we are participating in the project
KIC has a strong interest, and significant experience, in providing a variety of online solutions geared at maximising quality assurance mechanisms, public relations and services. Having been involved with many topically relevant EU projects in the past, such as VM-PASS “Implementing Recognition of Virtual Mobility and OER Learning through a Learning Passport”, KIC strives to sustain and capitalise on their know-how.
Our role in the project
KIC will lead both the research on, and the assessment of, current technologies used for awarding credentials. After identifying inhibitors and defining meta-data standards, KIC will coordinate the work on proposing an ontology for open learning recognition and describe the inter-relations between qualification frameworks, diploma supplements, ECTS modules, systems for accreditation and open learning accreditation systems.