The TrICo project within the federal programme Innovative Hochschule

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Joint Science Conference within the programme “Innovative Hochschule”, Leuphana is carrying through the project "TrICo - Transformation through Innovation and Cooperation in Communities". The objective of the project is to significantly and sustainably improving innovation and transfer activities in the Hamburg metropolitan region and in Lower Saxony.

Four Leuphana Innovation Communities center on the topics of "Sustainable Production", "School Improvement and Leadership", "Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship" as well as “Arts and Culture". Through their activities, they aim to successfully address major current and upcoming social transformation processes and foster long-term and open technological and social innovation. Focussing on socially relevant issues, the communities will bring together interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary groups of entrepreneurs, decision-makers, experts and members of academia.

The four communities are supported by the mobile "Leuphana Media Studio", which develops and implements hybrid event and media formats to increase the outreach of knowledge transfer and communication. An integrated community and impact management supports the development of impact-oriented communities and multidirectional learning processes with a wide range of partners. Based on this, a compelling and transferable cooperation model for inter- and transdisciplinary community building and open innovation for small and medium-sized universities will be developed.

The TrICo innovation ecosystem for the transfer of ideas, knowledge and technology. ©Leuphana
The TrICo innovation ecosystem for the transfer or ideas, knowledge and technology.

 

 

Direct cooperation partners of the project are the Helmholtz Center Hereon, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the Ubuntu Social Impact Lab GmbH. In the communities, cooperation takes place with numerous other partners such as art and cultural institutions, schools, non-profit organizations and institutes from the fields of education and social entrepreneurship, as well as with companies, regional business development institutions, chambers and innovation centers. 

Management and Coordination

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Drews
  • Andrea Japsen

Staff Members at Leuphana

Lead Project Coordinator

  • Bernd Vogenbeck

Research Associate "Impact Management"

  • Laura Niggemann

Communication and Event Manager

  • Nina Maria Völker

LEUPHANA MEDIA STUDIO

Management and Coordination

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Drews
  • Andrea Japsen
  • Dipl. Päd. Olaf Krafft

STUDIO AND EDITORIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Julian Boxriker

MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

  • Ivo Riemann

EVENT TECHNOLOGY

  • Jens-Daniel Awisus

The project "TrICo - Transformation through Innovation and Cooperation in Communities" was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant number 03IHS284A. The author is responsible for the content of this publication.

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