Second Transnational Meeting in Spain

The Second Transnational Project Meeting in Bilbao, Spain in April 2016

Place: Bilbao, Spain

Date: 7th – 8th April 2016

Venue: TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Bizkaia Technology Park- Zamudio (Bizkaia), Bilbao, Spain

Topics covered

The second transnational meeting under the project “InnoSpark - Sparking Creativity and Innovation Skills in the ICT Sector” was held on 07 to 08 April 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. The meeting took place at the offices of our hosting partner Tecnalia. During the meeting all partners reviewed the outcome from the surveys and focus groups conducted in their own countries as part of the projects Intellectual Output 1. 

All Partners have presented detailed and comprehensive overview reports based on conducted on-lines surveys and focus groups interviews in each partner country, including: UK, BG, HU, IT, EE and ES. Discussion on findings and knowledge exchange brainstorming was carried out highlighting similar common trends and differences in creative skills and innovation practice in ITC sector. It was discussed in-depth country finding analysis based on main factors and barriers, obstacles for ICT employees and employers to reach and apply creative thinking in their work.

Partners have identified and shared knowledge on the tools, techniques and approaches that are needed in fostering the creative thinking in ICT industry in each country.  The real business cases of creative approaches and practices has been shared and will be used in the development of our InnoSpark Toolkit – IO2 and IO3 and presented in Best Practice Compendium for creative and innovation in ITC sector.

It was confirmed that all Partner has successfully conducted on-line surveys based on methodologies and framework guides developed by UK, HU and BG teams. The on-line surveys were translated and conducted in each Partner language. The summary of on-line survey’s findings and comprehensive country report at the national level was provided by each Partner in English language. Please click here to see the country reports.

The project consortium then discussed the dissemination of the project so far, with some amazing results demonstrated by all counties.

A lively debate and brainstorming session then took place between all partners on the development of Intellectual Output 2, the Creativity Self Diagnostic Tool. This tool is really beginning to take shape and we look forward to testing the prototype soon. On the second day the partners discussed the events and activities during the next four months of the project. Project financial reports, financial requirements and dissemination activities implemented so far have also been discussed. Afterwards, an evaluation of the meeting was made. The next project meeting is scheduled for September in Estonia.