The proposal intends to implement a quintuple helix regional development model based on the creation of 7 Mission Oriented Laboratory and 4 theme-based virtual coordinating structures for creating a tangible “European Space” for collaboration and growth, in which to collaborate actively at all levels, education, research, entrepreneurship etc., for generating regional development.
“Space” intended as subject and object, promoter of development, creation, growth and beneficiary of the consequent effects. Space of relationships between actors who interact with each other and with the environment. From these interactions, tangible and intangible resources are activated which generate “Development”. Development must therefore be framed along two main dimensions that allow to “think globally and act locally”:
- the patrimonial dimension, that of Economic, Human and Institutional Capital, Environmental and Infrastructural;
- the relational dimension that identifies and qualifies the relationship between the actors involved in the virtuous development process: University, Government, Private, Civil Society, Active Citizenship and Third Sector.
The MOLs aim to create a “liquid environment” that contains both the patrimonial and relationship assets, in which the actors of the territory can compose themselves, relate to each other, generating development. Thanks to the physical MOLs, each territory contributes in an original way (and therefore difficult to imitate) to innovation both through its heritage (Economic, Cultural, Experiential, Human, Institutional, Environmental and Infrastructural) and through the complex relations between the actors that operate in it. The 4 coordinating structures will allow to share between the partners and scale up the benefits at European level.
Moreover, all partners would like to achieve long-term common university-business-society linkages in order to realize new curricula development, better governance strategies etc. (according to European Council Conclusions on moving towards a vision of a European Education Area, 2018/C195/04). In life-long activities CATIA plans to place greater emphasis on practical knowledge required for business success. Our desire is to create CATIA University Science Parks with student’s support in training and research. In doing this, it will rely also on rich internationalized network of its CAT Alumni.
Thus, CATIA is our common contribution to the sustainability of the European Education Area by creating future talents in CAT priority areas within our MOLs:
- Digital Exploitation
- Sustainable CAT Resource Valorization
- Disruptive ICT Based CAT Business Models
- CAT Evidence Based Decision Making
Furthermore, we will create an online library depository that would give access to all the publications of the libraries that belong to CATIA alliance.
CATIA’s long-term strategy is set up of multi-level programmes with also other new partners involving high school and university students from different parts of Europe. Such programmes would aim to simulate real life working conditions in digital economy of tomorrow and thus prepare individuals for job market of future. Moreover, such activities do not require physical presence of students and thus promote their virtual mobility and green behavior. CATIA is an appropriate educational and research platform for the future European generation which is called for proposing sustainable solutions for the whole society in terms of culture and tourism.