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STEM Valorise

The STEM Valorise project will target technical universities and their first stage STEM researchers located in partner countries. It will offer critical insights into valorisation in STEM as well as provide educational means for HEIs to train their STEM researchers in valorisation and entrepreneurship. By raising entrepreneurial competences of researchers, the project will ultimately develop a new generation of STEM researchers empowered to make a stronger impact on society through the valorisation of their research. The project aims to develop STEM valorisation capabilities within HEIs at a European level owing to the interrelated nature of research networks within European countries. Thus, it is important that the project operate transnationally.



The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of the needs for valorisation and research-driven entrepreneurship training for first stage STEM researchers;
  • Examine and disseminate the best practices of valorisation training offerings for researchers;
  • Profile and showcase successful as well as unsuccessful stories and experiences of the STEM academic entrepreneurs;
  • Design a modularised valorisation training programme and toolkit for first stage STEM researchers.

The 24 month, Erasmus+ KA2 funded project kicked-off virtually on January 22, 2021.

In May 2021, STEM Valorise project launched its first newsletter called 'STEM Project' ezine.

  • Issue 1: The first issue of the e-zine gives an insight into the project, discusses lighthouse stories and talks about valorisation and how the project will contribute to STEM valorisation. The e-zine also introduces the project partners.
  • Issue 2: This issue contains updates from the project, Lighthouse Stories and some Special Topics including a view of the professionals from Ireland on STEM Valorisation 

In January 2022, The Valorisation Synthesis Training Investigation Report was published. One of the first major outputs of the STEM Valorise project, it describes the pressing need for valorisation and research-driven entrepreneurship training for first stage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers. The full report is available by clicking here.


Partner Locations



The lead partner is Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, with other partners from:

  • Munster Technological University (MTU), Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence and Extended Campus, Cork, Ireland;
  • University Industry Innovation Network BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
  • Institut Mines Telecom Business School, Évry-Courcouronnes, France.




Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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