|The TU Graz (grant applicant) is responsible for the overall management of the project including fund allocation and financial administration in addition to the implementation of its technical activities (TOT program and twinning MSc program. POLIMI is responsible mainly for the local management, developing the TTP, and virtual environment. |
TU Deft is responsible for the TOT and playing an important role in the establishment of the innovation Chairs.
The UNIDO and IMC provide technical and strategic support in almost all the activities and play an important role in the quality control. The UNIDO headquarter and regional office will be involved and provide the high level political support.
The individual expert will be involved in the establishment of the innovation Chairs and will work very close to support the applicant in the management and coordination.
SEKEM with its huge organisational structure (education, R&D and business) will be the bridge between industry and university. All the MEDA universities will be responsible for the establishment of the Chairs with support from other partners. They will be involved in most of the other activities by different means. In order to effectively manage this big consortium, the project will start by organizing a kick-off meeting to allocate the tasks to the partners as listed in the proposal and identify the 6 task groups (TG1, 2...6) in addition to the management, quality control and sustainability task groups (TGM, TGQ and TGS). In this meeting, the communication tools will be presented by the individual expert (communication server, emails, chatting programs, phone calls, video conference etc.). The management task group (TGM) and the management procedure will be presented in this meeting.
To ensure smooth and democratic management process, the TGM will be composed of the grantholder, individual expert and a representative of each partner. The decisions will be taken based on voting system. The members of each of the other & task-groups should report to the leader of each task group. The representatives of the institutions and leaders of the task groups prepare self-assessment reports every 6 months and send them to the applicant. An annual management meeting will be organised for the TGM. In these meetings, the self-assessment reports will be discussed and actions will be decided in a democratic environment (voting). In these meetings, the quality control group (TGQ) and the sustainability group (TGS) presents the result of their achievements and obstacles.
The TGM will decide the remediation actions (when necessary).
Urgent meetings will be organized using video conference for quick reactions. TGM will be responsible for preparing the project progress and final reports (IR1, IR2, and IR3).