DISCO: Developing Innovative Sustainable Cooperation Opportunities

is a project funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to strengthen the innovation capacity of European higher education institutions (HEIs) through shared learning, cooperation, and flow of knowledge.

DISCO boosts the development of innovation and entrepreneurship skills in the entire knowledge triangle through student training, advisory and coaching support for start-ups and scale-ups, as well as structured capacity-building among scientific and non-scientific staff of participating HEIs. The project will achieve its aims by designing and creating new forms of cooperation and experimentation through innovation labs, an observatory and the development of a common massive open online course, all with a view to supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mindsets across the EU.

The DISCO project is run for two years from July 2022.


ITs DISCO Boost - DISCO InnoLab Lviv 2023




Course "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

The English-language course "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" was developed jointly with Lviv Polytechnic National University, Krakow University of Economics and the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne (Switzerland) on the Nationwide Polish educational platform NAVOICA.





Krakow University of Economics

Lead partner

The Krakow University of Economics (KUE) is a modern university with traditions dating back to 1925. It conducts extensive scientific research and is currently educating 15 000 students. The University is one of the largest centers for economic research and sciences in Poland.


European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT)

The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a European multi-stakeholder partnership of more than 130 organizations from all around Europe and not only. ECWT serves as a European single point of contact for information, collection and analysis of data, research, and the development of appropriate methodological tools to attract more girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), for nurturing and retaining women in the knowledge economy through industry and entrepreneurial careers, promoting the female talent to provide added value to ICT solutions, supporting more female ICT business start-ups and consolidating the largest network for closing the Digital Gender Gap in Europe.


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is the university of applied sciences of the six Central Swiss cantons. More than 7,800 students are working towards a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree, while an additional 4,700 participate in continuing and executive education programs. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is the largest university level institution in Central Switzerland.


Lviv Polytechnic National University

Lviv Polytechnic National University is the oldest technical higher educational institution in Ukraine and East Europe. It was founded in 1816. University consists of 17 institutes, more than 100 departments; autonomous, additional and general subdivisions. Over the past ten years, Lviv Polytechnic National University has been among the top five Ukrainian universities according to international and national rankings.


Sumy State University

Sumy State University (SumDU) is a classical higher education institution located in Sumy, Ukraine’s north-eastern region. SumDU has entered the top group of premier world institutions, ranking fifth among Ukrainian HEIs and categorized as a university with high research intensity, according to the QS World University Rankings. The Times Higher Education World University Ranking reaffirmed its place among the top 500 universities in the world, as well as first among Ukrainian HEIs


All-Ukrainian Public Association of Innovative Space Clusters

The Association of Innovative Space Clusters of Ukraine brings together five regional spacetech clusters in Ukraine on a voluntary basis and serves as a platform for the development of innovations and the internationalization of their activities


International Cyber Academy

The International Cyber Academy (Ukraine) is an innovative private educational institution that strives to develop essential digital competencies and skills to address the mounting challenges in the field of cybersecurity. Using cutting-edge interactive platforms and innovative solutions, they offer a unique learning environment conducive to research and educational projects.


Ternopil Regional Council

The Ternopil Oblast Council is the regional oblast council of the Ternopil Oblast located in western Ukraine.