On Tuesday, November 19, has been held at Ministry of Agriculture of Tirana, Albania, the MIP National workshop: “INNOVATION AND YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AGRIFOOD SECTOR IN ALBANIA- Join us in building up the Mediterranean Innovation Ecosytem” organized by CIHEAM Bari and MIP in collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of Agriculture.
Aim of the network is to foster the development of a Mediterranean Innovation Ecosystem, strengthen collaboration among young innovators, institutions, research organizations, to stimulate innovation in the enterprises and the creation of start ups. To this end, MIP is organizing, in each partner country, workshops and training for innovation support organizations managers, #capacity building, knowledge sharing and cooperation at the Mediterranean level.
Following the workshop, on 19 and 20 November, has been held at Apulia Region office of Tirana, 2-day training organized by CIHEAM Bari and MIP in collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of Agriculture. The National Training for managers of innovation support organizations is mainly based on on knowledge transfer system and Design Thinking approach, through the realization of practical activities and project work. Design thinking consists in teaching business teams to develop creative thinking and to use a problem-solving approach inspired by the scientific method used in research. It is an essential topic in the business, product design, and applied research fields. The training will include an approach on new innovation supply chain models, knowledge management systems in order to valorize the knowledge.
Main objectives of the training are innovation chain and innovation ecosystem, experience and experiment Design thinking and its methodologies, explore models to enable Open Innovation between companies, universities and research centers.