Knowledge Alliances are transinstitutional projects which bring higher education institutions and business together to work on common issues.

The overall aim is to help strengthen capacity to innovate and to support the modernisation of higher education systems.

Knowledge Alliances are fully compatible with European Union’s EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) standards and focus on one or more of the following:

  • developing new, innovative, and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning,
  • stimulating entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial skills of higher education and company staff,
  • exchanging knowledge and working together on new solutions.

Knowledge Alliances offer the opportunity for organisations to develop a project that contributes to one of the focus areas above. They are open to any discipline and sector, as well as cross-sectoral cooperation. The partners of a Knowledge Alliances share common goals and work together towards mutually beneficial results and outcomes.