Enhancing innovation competencies
FINCODA brought together universities and companies from Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK to cooperate on addressing the need to enhance innovation competencies and measure individuals' capacity for innovation. At the heart of the project was the creation of the FINCODA Innovation Barometer Assessment Tool. In addition to technical development underpinned by systematic analysis and validation, FINCODA included a work package entitled Innovators education and recruitment (WP3). This was an important component of the project because it applied the Barometer in real life settings and facilitated learning across the partnership. It did this through a series of pilots involving company leaders, employees, university teachers and students. This document is the main output of Innovators, educators and recruitment. It draws together experiences from the FINCODA pilots, with an emphasis on lessons learned and practical guidance.