Participation of DAISSy-HOU in the International Conference and the final Transnational Project Meeting for the completion of the ANGEL project

logo-angelThe DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) participated in the International Conference and the final Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the European project ASEAN Network for Green Entrepreneurship and Leadership – ANGEL, which marked its successful completion. They took place during June 10-14, 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and were organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Project Coordinator. DAISSy-HOU, Greek partner of ANGEL, actively participated in these activities and was represented by Achilles Kameas, Professor of HOU and Director of the Research Team, and the Project Manager of ANGEL, Mr. Konstantinos Potsis.

In particular, during June 10-12, 2024, the project’s International Conference was held, focusing on green entrepreneurship and leadership, bringing together international partners to promote sustainable practices. The event gathered more than 200 participants, which besides the ANGEL project partners, included students, researchers, intellectuals, professionals, industry representatives and academics. It gained their interest through constructive sessions, case studies and networking opportunities.

The opening ceremony of the International Conference was graced by the presence of Mr. Timo Goosman, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Malaysia and the senior management of UTM. Among the highlights was the keynote session, which successfully brought together academic experts, NGOs and well-known local personalities such as Mr. Datuk Izham Ismail, CEO of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), who captured the attention as he shared his experience in turning MAS into a profitable company.

A variety of activities were organised during the three-day International Conference, including research presentations and expert-led workshops. Emphasis was put on the ANGEL Innovation Competition, where business ideas promoting environmental protection and circular economy were presented by teams of students from the ANGEL participating Universities of Southeast Asia. DAISSy-HOU participated in the jury of the Innovation Competition, represented by Mr. Konstantinos Potsis.

The end of the Conference on June 12, 2024, was marked by a special award ceremony, dedicated to the winning ideas of the innovation competition and the best research papers, as well as by a tribute to the project partners.

On June 13, 2024, the final Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the ANGEL took place, where the progress of the implementation, the completion of the deliverables, the achievement of the indicators and the final project results report were discussed. Emphasis was put on the completion of the educational electronic platform of the Educational Programme on “DEVELOPING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET“, which is a milestone of the ANGEL project, in terms of its deliverables and is now available, free of charge, to all/everyone. The meeting was successfully held and it was commonly agreed that the ANGEL project is heading towards its completion, successfully.

It is noteworthy, that on behalf of DAISSy-HOU, Prof. Achilles Kameas, in recognition of the hospitality of the local organizers, presented the representatives of the three hosting Universities, namely Prof. Rosmini Omar from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, who is also the ANGEL Project Coordinator, Prof. Hazriah Hasan from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Prof. Siti Sarah Omar from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, with a commemorative present, and invited them to collaborate with HOU in future endeavors.

The work of the TPM concluded on June 14 2024, with a field visit to local businesses implementing sustainable practices, which are examples of good practices, providing the opportunity of experience exchanges. 

The main purpose of the ANGEL project is to develop the necessary capacity in selected ASEAN Universities to balance the potential high economic growth and innovation in the Southeast Asian region, with green knowledge, skills, competencies, entrenched issues and challenges related to poverty, digital divide and leadership gaps.

ANGEL is a three-year project co-funded by the European Erasmus+ programme and specifically the Action “KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices – Capacity building in higher education”. It is implemented by a consortium of fifteen (15) partners, representing two (2) European countries (Greece, Cyprus) and five (5) countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). The DAISSy Research Group of HOU is a Greek partner and is thoroughly involved in all project deliverables.

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