Development of Soft and Future Skills using Digital Entrepreneurship (Start IT)


Start IT brings together students from six member countries to work on mobile apps in diverse, international, interdisciplinary teams to acquire soft skills, future skills, entrepreneurial skills, and IT-skills. The main horizontal goal of this project is Digital Transformation. The mobile apps that the students develop will focus on the secondary goal topic of Climate Change. The sector priority that this project focuses on is Innovative Learning and Teaching.

The project contributes to the following program priorities:

  • Stimulating innovative learning and teaching (interdisciplinary soft and future building)
  • Developing STEM in higher education, in particular women participation in STEM (app development in gender balanced teams)
  • Building inclusive higher education systems (positive discrimination for disadvantaged students)
  • Supporting digital capabilities of higher education (development of digital skills of participants)

In today’s global economy, future and soft and future are increasingly important. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) need to invest in providing their students with the skills that are highly sought-after in the labour market. Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on the lives of many EU citizens. One group that has been particularly badly hit are young people. By moving online, third-level education across the EU has mainly remained open.

Von der Europäischen Union
finanziert. Die geäußerten Ansichten und Meinungen entsprechen jedoch
ausschließlich denen des Autors bzw. der Autoren
und spiegeln nicht zwingend die der Europäischen Union oder der
Nationalen Agentur im DAAD wider. Weder die Europäische Union noch die
Nationale Agentur im DAAD können dafür verantwortlich gemacht werden.

Nationale Agentur DAAD:


28.02.2022 - 27.02.2025






Instituto Superior Politécnico Gaya

Bedundalk Institute of Technology

Iecentria Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Plartesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen

Ptuniwersytet Lodzki


ERASMUS+ Cooperation Partnerships