Management – Innovation – Development (MIND)

Project Overview

Project Title Management – Innovation – Development (MIND)
Project Number 561539-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End February 1, 2016–October 14, 2018
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) – Project Coordinator
• Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (Spain)
• Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovak Republic)
• Instituto Superior Tecnico de Lisboa (Portugal)
• University of Genova (Italy)
• Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan)
• Osh Technology University
• Talass State University
• Consultancy Group for Increasing Potential
• Taskent State Economic University (Uzbekistan)
• Bukhara State University (Uzbekistan)
• Technology University of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Russian-Tajik Slavic University (Tajikistan)
• Nazarshoyev Khorgoss State University (Tajikistan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Sara Rebollo Ramirez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Project Coordinator), +34 928 45 10 32;

Beneficiary National governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Central Asian universities could become a platform for joining the interests of different parties – the government, potential employers and youth. Innovation and research is what modern society needs. The creation of the Youth Center will allow young people who do not have the necessary knowledge, experience and means to start their own business or develop a project. Within these centers, they will be able to develop business models and start a micro or small business or create a non-profit organization. This should not be just a business idea. The focus could be on addressing issues of social development, urban communities or the environment.


  • To contribute to education reforms by creating youth centres for increasing innovation and technology usage in social and economic development in Central Asia.
Project Objectives
  • To strengthen the stability of Central Asian universities improving, at the same time, the attractiveness of the educational programs.
  • To keep improving and developing the education process in Central Asian countries by sharing best practices with teachers and students.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Education Policy Advice & Development, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Economy, Trade, Business and Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects


  • Creating Youth Centers in the Central Asia universities in order to train and foster students entrepreneurship and innovation skills.
  • Training for university faculty in Central Asia.
  • Training for students in Central Asia.
  • Reinforcing students to develop their own start-up projects.
  • Developing an on-line platform: network of students and teachers.
  • Developing  roundtables – one per Central Asia participant country.
Project Results
  • Better linkages of higher education institutions with business established.
  • Youth business skills and knowledge developed.
  • Annual meetings in a form of round tables where young entrepreneurs could meet their potential investors developed.

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