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UNISON project: A consortium session in Georgia

On September 24-25, the consortium of the UNISON project "University-Enterprise Cooperation via Spin-off Companies Network” met at Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Telavi State University (Telavi, Georgia).

The session was attended by NVSU representatives Anatoly Klochkov, First Vice-Rector, Burkit Makhutov, Vice-Rector for Further Education, Irina Yezhukova, Director of the Career Center, Alexander Zhidelev, Leading Engineer of the Career Center, and Oksana Yakovishak, Acting Head of the International Office. September 24, the consortium members discussed the project performance over the reporting period at Tbilisi State University. The representatives of hosting university spoke about the Technology Transfer Office launched as part of the UNISON project. Also, members of Georgian partner universities presented one of the key results of the UNISON project, namely a virtual platform, which is an effective mechanism for cooperation, sharing experience and finding potential partners among spin-off companies.


Anatoly Klochkov, First Vice-Rector of NVSU, presented a regional platform of spin-off companies network developed at NVSU as an additional product / project result. The key goal of this platform is to unite academic spin-off companies to promote research and introduce the results of intellectual work.


On September 25, the project consortium met at Telavi State University named after Jacob Gogebashvili to a on the next steps of project implementation and on the dissemination of its results. At the end of the meeting, the consortium members approved the action plan for the next period, in particular, a meeting at St. Petersburg State University of Economics and at the Bologna Club (Rostov-on-Don) in April 2019.


The project “University-enterprise cooperation via spin-off companies network”(UNISON), 573555-EPP-1-2016-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, is co-financed by European Commission in the framework of Erasmus + programme. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.