EBCC Model

RTU coordinates Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (KA2) Strategic Partnership Project No. 2017-1-LV01-KA203-035426 «Education, Business and Community Cooperation Model for a Creative European Engineering Education » (EBCC Model).

EBCC Model - a model for education, entrepreneurship and local government cooperation in the development of creative European engineer’s education. The project aims to develop a model of university, industry, local government cooperation and guidelines for its implementation.

Cooperation with regional authorities is an important aspect of the university's activities. European higher educational institutions have established a network of partners, including regional authorities and other stakeholders. Often cooperating with local authorities on an occasional basis through contracts. This cooperation should therefore be made systematic, long-term, mutually understandable and desirable.
The creation of such a collaborative model will allow for the development of advanced study programs based on real regional challenges, thereby improving the practical experience of students, facilitating the involvement of higher educational institutions in addressing regional business challenges, as well as enhancing the cooperation of academic staff with representatives of regional authorities.

The EBCC Model project main activities:

  • Carrying out an analysis of the skills of engineers for the development of innovative products based on regional needs;
  • Developing guidelines for the development of engineering design and innovative product development skills in engineering programs;
  • Developing guidelines and practical examples of how to use a rapid prototyping to obtain practical skills in the design of products;
  • To establish a sustainable partnership model between higher education institutions, local governments and industry representatives in the region.


  • A sustainable partnership model between higher educational institutions, regional authorities and a sector that would increase the quality of education for higher educational institutions;
  • An analysis of engineers' skills for the development of innovative products based on regional needs;
  • Create guidelines for the deployment of skills related to the development of engineering projects and the development of innovative products in engineering programs;
  • Guidelines and practical examples of rapid prototyping for practical skills in the design of products.

Calls on all stakeholders to participate in a survey on the skills needed for the engineer: http://www.uniteh.lv/ebccm/smpQR.php

Project partners:
European Society for Engineering Education
The School Of Mechanical Engineering
The area of Plaine Commune
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Project Manager at RTU:
Head of the Business Development Unit Dr. sc. ing. Ilmārs Vīksne
Project period: 01.10.2017.-30.09.2019.
Project No. 2017-1-LV01-KA203-035426