Project Timeline


Year 1

  • Assess the Status of Research Administration in Partner Country HEIs – January 2013
  • Report and Provide Recommendations Based on Assessment – March 2013
  • Recruit and Hire Research Administrators in Lebanese HEIs – May 2013
  • Develop Platform for E-Learning Courses and Project Website – January 2013
  • Develop Frameworks of Monitoring for Reporting, Project Activities and Work Packages – May 2013
  • Develop Training and E-Learning Course 1: “Setting Up of Research Offices and Research Policies and Procedures” – June 2013
  • Hold Training I at CNRS – August 2013
  • Develop Training and E-Learning Course II: “Research Funding Tools and Research and Proposal and Budget Preparation” – September 2013
  • Publish Press Release in all Project Sites about Inauguration of IDEAL Project – December 2012
  • Posting of General Information about IDEAL on Project Website – January/February 2013


Year 2

  • Generation of reports for M&E activities, including trainings – October 2013
  • Database of Research and Industry Interests finalized and Posted on Project Website – October/November 2013
  • Hold Training II: “Research Funding Tools and Research and Proposal and Budget Preparation” at CNRS – February 2013 - to register, please use the attached form and return to Ms. Razan El Ghoussaini re38@aub.edu.lb.
  • Develop Training and E-Learning Course III: “Fundamentals of Research Administration and Financial Administration” – December 2013
  • Hold Training III at CNRS – January 2014
  • Develop Training and E-Learning Course IV: Fundamentals of Technology Transfer – January/February 2014
  • Hold Training IV at CNRS – March 2014
  • Holding of the 1st Academic – Industry Network Event – May 2014
  • Workshop on Technology Transfer and Innovation Management at AUB – July 2014
  • Internships of HEIs Staff Members at European University Institutions – September /October 2014
  • Publishing 2nd Press Release on project accomplishments and progress – September/October 2014
  • Discuss and Decide on Content of Guidebook – October 2014
  • Post project activities on website including the courses/training – September 2014


Year 3

  • Entrepreneurship Mentoring of 10 Faculty and/or Students – February 2015
  • Hold Academic – Industry Networking Event # 2 – March 2015
  • Form Professional Association for Research Administration – April 2015
  • Establish and Launch Innovation Park – June 2015
  • IDEAL Final Conference – Hosted at UOB – July 2015
  • Publish 3rd Press Release Announcing Conference and Project Results – October 2015
  • Finalize and Publish IDEAL Guidebook for Research Administration – August-October 2015
  • Upload and Update Project Website – August-October 2015