Knowledge Innovation Centre – KIC
Who are we?
The Knowledge Innovation Centre (KIC) is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields, and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and the knowledge economy (as it relates to the Lisbon Agenda and Barcelona Process). The Centre has forged close relationships with a number of stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields, and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalisation.
KIC also offers a full range of project management services, from bid-conceptualisation and writing, to lifecycle management and final reporting. KIC has access to consultants specialised in ICT-process integration, education & healthcare policies, innovation management, and youth policy. Last but not least KIC’s outreach services encompass both technological and person-to-person services. For the former, KIC molds its projects’ and clients’ online presence using a combination of websites, social networking expertise and online document publication; for the latter KIC has the expertise in organising focus groups, outreach campaigns, consultations and surveys, as demanded by the terms of the brief.
Why we are participating in the project
KIC brings together a variety of local and European experts from a variety of fields, and has worked extensively within Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Student Services and knowledge economy. The Centre has forged close relationships with a number of stakeholders in the regional innovation and Higher Education fields, and is active in leveraging such relationships to build multi-disciplinary, multi-country networks for knowledge transfer and capitalisation. The Centre also offers a variety of online solutions geared at maximising quality assurance mechanisms, public relations and services.
KIC has run and actively participated in a number of projects linked to micro-credentials and recognition, including:
- development of a Quality Assurance Framework for digital education for the Maltese government, encompassing traditional digital education as well as micro-credentials
- authoring a study for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre on the ‘Uses of Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials’
- playing a dominant role in both the OEPass and MicroHE projects, the results of which ECCOE is building on
- providing expert consultancy in the development of the Europass Digital Credentials Infrastructure, that is an innovative component of the new Europass
Our role in the project
KIC will utilise its experience and professional networking capacity, as well as its know-how gathered through their involvement in the technical work involved in OEPass, MicroHE and the EDCI, and lead the development work to produce advanced technology enabled credentials. KIC will also support the overall project management, contribute to the delivery of other intellectual outputs and coordinate the activities related to dissemination and communications.
Anthony F. Camilleri
Anthony’s expertise are Quality Assurance processes and knowledge transfer of research. Within Quality Assurance he has given training on techniques for peer-review to quality assurance agencies around Europe, and contributed to the UNIQUe and ECBCheck guidelines on quality assurance of e-learning. With respect to knowledge transfer, he has worked with several associations to better describe their research outcomes through their communication channels, included through improved and more targeted web presence, better social media handling and production of final publications, including most recently OERTest and EQUNET. He has also developed a methodology for improving impact measurement of dissemination and exploitation activities within EU projects. Mr. Camilleri was previously engaged as Quality Services Manager for EFQUEL, where he was responsible for coordination of projects linked to OER including OERTest and VMPass.
Ildiko has worked in the field of open & distance education and e-learning since 1998, accumulating particularly significant experience in the management of EU co-funded projects. She enjoys collaborating with project partners across borders, cultures and various educational and training sectors and is passionate about making a contribution to the widespread practical application of technology in education and learning. In her former positions at EDEN (1998-2016) and ICWE (2017) Ildiko also took care of the planning, implementation and assessment of dissemination and exploitation activities within EU projects and international conferences, using traditional communication tools and social media.
Carmen L Padrón-Nápoles
Carmen has more than 15 years of research, development and innovation experience related to technological support for education and learning in areas like Game-based learning, Personalisation, Learning Analytics, Usability and Formal models for knowledge representation and Emerging technologies deployment impact on learning practices. She worked in ATOS Research and Innovation as Head of the User Experience Research Line and Manager of the Technology Enhanced Learning Area, leading research activities and managing EU co-funded projects until May 2018.