The project aims at fostering development of innovative ideas by young researchers in the fiels of renewable energies, information and communication technologies as well as engineering. Those ideas, gathered in target countries – Ukraine, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan shall be developed to some scientific and industrial projects, supported by professors and experts from Germany. Besides this, inter-Regional Innovation forums, as a venue for industrial companies, representatives of science and academia from Germany and the partnering countries with the goal of initiation of new technology developments are organized.

The use of digital media in innovation processes and in international collaboration is already lived here, for example in language training using the Rosetta Stone platform. The digital collaboration platforms Zoom and Webex are used intensively for transnational seminars and conferences as well as for the organization of innovation competitions with Ukraine. The IDEA-East digital collaboration platform will take these to a new dimension and bundle them with other digital offerings for all partners.

Anhalt University relies on innovative applied research for important future tasks and challenges such as energy transition, climate change and digitalization. Since the beginning of the year 2022 the project “Idea East” has been promoting knowledge and technology transfer in an innovative and international way.

The exchange with partners in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and North Macedonia will be significantly strengthened. The university will be strategically positioned as an important partner for the region from Southeast Europe to Asia. With the support of the Ministry of Education and Research, innovation competitions and forums as well as innovation trainings and further education measures will involve all members if the University is in the internationalization process, and it will increase our competitiveness. The Idea East Hub project also offers the opportunity to recruit new young scientists for the University and offer them a chance to stay through academic and research projects at our University.

Project site EDEA-East

Project manager – Oksana Vasylenko