Open Innovation and Vocational skills Development
Innovate KPI and its partners offer expert advice, training and support services for the design and implementation of national innovation and vocational skills training programmes. Through partnership we can share world-class best practice in teaching and education policy, design and delivery enabling pathways for young people to maximise their potential to progress and achieve.
national Project: Innovation and stem skills Centre – Edinburgh Region, Scotland
The implementation of a pilot regional innovation and STEM skills centre in Edinburgh proved to be a successful pilot project and a template to roll out across other regions across the UK. The project engaged all major employers in three key industry sectors: Engineering, Life Sciences and Finance. Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) development programmes were established and innovation and skills pathways were created linking schools to businesses. Business innovation and knowledge exchange initiatives were devised and in consultation with the key business groups, training courses and local curricula were customised to meet business, regional and national skills and economic development needs.
“Thank you for your leadership in this work over the past year, it has certainly created a model for future development in this area.”
-Scottish Funding Council