The project Placement Opportunities With Entrepreneurial Reach (POWER) aims to facilitate the establishment of a coherent, sustainable and EU-wide placement ecosystem.

Started: 2018
Funding: KA2 Knowledge Alliance
Project budget: 987,195 €
Length: 3 years
Partners: 10


The project Placement Opportunities With Entrepreneurial Reach (POWER) aims to create modern, targeted and user-friendly ICT tools for effective placement management at European start-ups, allowing universities, incubators and students to connect at a local and cross-border level. The POWER platform and accompanying resources are expected to considerably increase the opportunities of experiencing impactful entrepreneurial placements for students as well as to facilitate the further growth of the European start-up community.

The core focus of the project is the following:

• Creation of a connected set of ICT tools for universities and incubators to facilitate the visibility of placement opportunities in start-ups and ease the placement management process;
• Establishment of structured cooperation between the academic and non-academic worlds by increasing the cooperation opportunities between universities and incubators;
• Facilitation of high impact placements that aim both to empower students to choose the entrepreneurial career path as well as to strengthen the start-up growth.

The POWER consortium members have set ambitious goals that will be achieved in close cooperation with over 50 associate partners, including universities, EU-wide networks and incubators.

Partners: University of Alcalá, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Eastern Finland, University of Latvia, Lodz University of Technology, Technoport, Tetuan Valley, Innovation Zone, New Factory (Finland), European University Foundation