SDG4BIZ Project Piloting Launch
We are happy to inform the launching of the piloting of SDG4BIZ Project modules in English. Modules will be available in more languages soon.
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SDG4BIZ is an Erasmus+ KA2: Knowledge Alliance project of eight partners, which aims at developing and piloting innovative and scalable curriculum and training material to enhance the awareness of business growth potential in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by improving innovation capabilities of EU companies and competencies of European Higher Education Institutes (HEIs)
The current training efforts of UN Sustainability Development Goals focus on awareness building and rarely on the business opportunity recognition and economic development. Thus, an innovative and scalable curriculum and training material is needed.
The SDG4BIZ project designs and pilots a multidisciplinary, cross-border curriculum and training material for business opportunity recognition in SDGs. It enhances the awareness of business growth potential in SDGs and serves the innovation capabilities of EU companies and competence needs of European HEIs. The SDG4BIZ will represent the newest pedagogical knowledge train the trainers and help reach especially the millennials and the business effectively through combining micro-learning and mobile learning as pedagogical methods.
Fourth Project Newsletter
The SDG4BIZ consortium is delighted to share with you the fourth project newsletter which summarizes the highlights and milestones achieved in 2022.
We wish you a happy and sustainable New Year!
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Business Opportunity Recognition in Sustainable Development Goals' Symposium
"Business Opportunity Recognition in Sustainable Development Goals' Symposium" organized by the SDG4BIZ project consortium is available on https://lnkd.in/dfdkJA57
The symposium was organized on May 24, 2022 by the SDG4BIZ Project coordinator Metropolia UAS, a part of the project “Knowledge Alliance for Business Opportunities in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4BIZ)", funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU. SDG4BIZ creates, tests, and disseminates a curriculum and training material on recognizing and realizing the business opportunities in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The consortium has been creating training material with highly innovative pedagogical solutions that support mobile, micro-learning pedagogy and enhance knowledge dissemination via an online learning platform. It will increase teachers, students, and company staff competencies in identifying and realizing business growth potential in areas of SDGs.
Programme of the Symposium included presentations from the consortium team:
10:00-10:15 Metropolia's approach to sustainability, Elli Ojala (Metropolia UAS, Finland)
10:15-10:25 Introduction of the SDG4BIZ project, Michael Keaney (Metropolia UAS, Finland)
10:25-10:35 SDG Business Opportunity Recognition, SDG4BIZ, Anette Kairikko (Haaga-Helia UAS, Finland)
10:35-10:45 Food and Agriculture, SDG4BIZ, Cagri Bulut (Yasar University, Turkey)
10:45-10:55 Cities, SDG4BIZ, Pili Alonzo (TKNIKA, Spain)
10:55-11:05 Energy and Materials, SDG4BIZ, Francesco Pulejo (FENICE, Italy)
11:05-11:15 Health and Well-being, SDG4BIZ, Marianne Pitkäjärvi (Metropolia UAS, Finland)
11:15-11:30 Sustainability at Business Finland, Olga Vartiainen (Business Finland, Finland)
SDG4BIZ Erasmus+ KA2: Knowledge Alliance Project Annual Meeting (23-25 May 2022 Helsinki, Finland)
The consortium of Erasmus+ KA2: Knowledge Alliance project “Knowledge Alliance for Business Opportunity Recognition in SDGs (SDG4BIZ) gathered in Helsinki, Finland for the annual project meeting, organized by the project coordinator, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences between 23-25 May 2022 with the participation of 25 researchers and project team members from higher education institutions, companies, and research and innovation agencies in the partnership.
SDG4BIZ in a nutshell
Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, the SDG4BIZ Knowledge Alliance project creates, tests, and disseminates a curriculum and training material on recognizing and realizing the business opportunities in SDGs. The project enhances the awareness of business growth potential in SDGs and serves the innovation capabilities of EU companies and the competence needs of European universities.
The following organizations form the partnership:
- Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland (coordinator)
- Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
- Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
- Yaşar University, Turkey
- Brainplus, Austria
- Itslearning, Finland
- Fondazione Fenice, İtaly
- Tknika, Spain
Highlights of the programme
On the first day of the meeting, the consortium organized a workshop on the main output of the project- “SDG4BIZ curriculum” to analyze and evaluate the content and the flow of each module. The curriculum has been developed by the partnership in a collaborative method over nine months and includes 5 modules. The result will be tested and piloted over It’s learning, an online learning platform. The curriculum focuses on sustainable development goals (SDGs) in business opportunity recognition, shared value business opportunity recognition, entrepreneurship & innovation in the field of food and agriculture, cities and communities, energy and materials, health and wellbeing.
On the second day of the programme, the consortium organized a symposium entitled 'Business Opportunity Recognition in Sustainable Development Goals' in which module leaders, researchers, and managers from partner organization discussed business opportunity recognition and sustainability themes with a specific focus on SDG4BIZ curriculum modules.
The consortium will be finalizing the curriculum content co-creation process and move forward to piloting of new modules with participant researchers, students and professionals. Information about the project, its outputs, events and activities can be found on https://www.sdg4biz.eu/en/ .