Project Title: University-enterprise cooperation via spin-off companies network (UNISON) 
Project reference: 573555-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP 
Coordinating Institution: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela 
Institutional Coordinator at TSU: Department of Foreign Relations 
Project Duration: 36 months, 2016-2019 

Project Partners: 

University of Santiago De Compostela (Spain),  Fachhochshule des Mittelstands (Germany),  Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra (Portugal),  Bologna Club (Russia), Nizhnevartovsk State University (Russia), Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (Russia), Perm State University (Russia), Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics (Russia), Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Jakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (Georgia), Yantai Academie of Agriculture Sciences (China), Yantai Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (China), Ludong University (China).

The project is designed to define clearly the mechanisms of transfer and commercialization of knowledge and technologies, which are to be understandable unambiguously and executable within the reasonable time-frames. Realization of the project will enable to eliminate the existing difficulties and bottlenecks in cooperation with enterprises, to make structure of the cooperation more clear and robust and to give new opportunities and open new work horizons.

UNISON’s specific objectives are:
Development of effective SOC-Model for university-enterprise   partnership
Piloting SOC-Model in HEIs of China, RF and Georgia
Creating of virtual international spin-off network