Education meets Research, Innovation and Service to Society

How can universities of science and technology help create a workforce that meets the challenges of complex global problems that cut across technology and society? How can they support the professional and future-oriented development of engineers? Moreover, how can universities effectively upscale co-creation teaching practices? These are some of the questions we aim to address with BoostEuroTeQ.

94% of business leaders report that they expect employees to learn new skills on the job within the next five years. A few years ago, in 2018 it were merely 65%, according to the Word Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs Report 2020” proving that LifelongLearning is more than a buzzword these days. Boosting Lifelong Learning is also one of our main goals in our Project BoostEuroTeQ. Watch our colleague Lisa Hasenbein explain why and how we want to qualify Experts for Learning and Professional Development.

About the project

BoostEuroTeQ is a scientific research project funded under EU Horizon 2020, running from 2021 to 2024. As a complementary project of the Erasmus+ funded EuroTeQ Engineering University, our goal is to encourage institutional change towards responsible research and innovation. The multidisciplinary project brings together engineering education, philosophy, ethics, science and technology studies.

Over the course of three years (2021-2024) we will work on two main dimensions

With BoostEuroTeQ, we set out to enable individuals. We will be supporting the lifelong learning journey of European professionals by conceptualising new professional profiles.

In the course of our project we will

  • Analyse the developmental needs of the engineers of the future
  • Develop a strategy for the upskilling of professional engineers at universities
  • Create tailor-made training programms in close collaboration with institutional and industry partners
  • Conceptualise training for Learning Professionals with the aim to qualify them as specialists in the scientific upskilling of engineers

With Boost EuroTeQ we foster societal transformation. We work towards augmenting the transformative potential of universities in society. We strive to achieve this by investigating co-creation practices and developing context-sensitive strategies for their reflexive institutionalization.

Our focus therefore will be to

  • Create a EuroTeQ Co-Creation Manifesto on institutional strategies that will enhance the evolution of responsibility practices at technical universities
  • Support the development of learning networks to increase co-creation practices in each community and conduct stakeholder engagement events on responsibilisation instruments at EuroTeQ partner universities
  • Investigate the benefits and challenges as well as identify potential indicators for successful co-creation teaching at universities and develop a roadmap for the upscaling of co-creation teaching practices


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035802.

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Sandra Dirnberger

Project Manager
Technical University of Munich
Reijo Karu, TalTech

Reijo Karu

Dissemination of project results
Tallinn University of Technology
Patrick Lenz, TUM

Patrick Lenz

Technical University Munich
Lukas Fuchs, TU/e

Lukas Fuchs

Responsibility and Co-Creation
Eindhoven University of Technology

EuroTeQ – a prestige project of the European Commission

The European Universities Initiative is one of the European Commission’s most prestigious funding schemes. The objective of this instrument is to establish ambitious European university alliances over the next few years that will make the European university landscape even stronger. The EU is funding EuroTeQ as part of its European Universities programme over three years with around five million euros through Erasmus+ and two million euros from Horizon 2020.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union

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