The constant transformation of our productive network due to disruptive technologies, means that developing strategic projects and initiatives in the educational system is vital. Updating and aligning our priorities with the Basque Country's innovation strategy is essential to generate wealth and well-being, boosting the creation of specialised strategic environments.

The objective of the Department of Innovation applied to strategic environments in Tknika's Vocational Educational Training is to reinforce teaching ability. Thus, seeking to develop new skills and attitudes that are necessary for change and transformation to be firmly rooted through innovation and entrepreneurial initiative, under the framework of company participation in the learning process.

We establish programmes to encourage actions aimed at meeting needs in highly technologically advanced environments. These programmes facilitate bi-directional transfer and develop collaborations with companies to meet their innovative needs and improve their competitiveness, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is what we do with TKgune, the network for technological and innovation transfer.

Entrepreneurial initiative plays a fundamental social role in developing transformational ability. Entrepreneurial ability facilitates the creation of business environments that collaborate in developing the economic and social reality around us (creativity, innovation, teamwork, decision-making, initiative, leadership, engagement and determination, negotiation). Programmes such as Urratsbat and Ikasenpresa help to spread the entrepreneurial culture amongst teachers, centres and students, and support the creation of companies based on vocational educational training.

1 - STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT: TKGUNE

In order to update the knowledge base of Vocational Education and Training teachers and students, we develop collaboration projects with SMEs in the area, providing knowledge, resources and facilities from the network of centres to promote innovation.

www.tkgune.eus

2 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE: PMO
People from 6 Vocational ducation and Training centres collaborate with Tknika in this working group. The objective is to offer support to the centres in collaborative projects that are part of the TKgune Network, analysing and monitoring the requirements for this.

3 - URRATSBAT

Support for the creation of businesses: comprehensive advisory service, fully equipped offices and the possibility of using other facilities if the project requires it, such as the centre’s workshops, etc.

https://ekingune.tknika.eus/program/urratsbat/

4 - URRATSBAT NETWORK

This initiative aims to create a community offering services to companies that have emerged over the 10 years during which the Urratsbat programme has been operating: facilitating networking; increasing the “visibility” of the business community; providing information, training and advice; promoting business projects (business development); setting up a marketing place, etc.

https://urratsbatsarea.eus/

5 - ESM (Entrepreneur Support Methodology)

Content training for the implementation of the Urratsbat programme. Aimed at the facilitators so that they acquire the necessary skills to properly carry out their work. The design draws on the experience accumulated over the last 10 years and aims to address requirements for the skills development of the teachers responsible for supporting the entrepreneurs.

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