By feeding into the project, SMEs will be able to advise on the specific entrepreneurial and educational needs of the local community and thereby shape the services and activities provided by local Growth Hubs and Learning Networks. The cross-institutional GITA Learning Network will continue to operate at a national level and it is hoped that it will extend to other HEIs adopting the triangular approach / Growth Hub model.
Ongoing publicity will be ensured through a national, regional and local impactful social media strategy which will be developed as part of the project. Involvement of The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education will ensure that the activities of the Learning Network remain relevant to policy making. The same applies to the interaction between the GITA Learning Network and professional bodies and its impact on accreditation schemes and associated educational provision.
By continually feeding into the work, SMEs will ensure that the services provided by Growth Hubs and the Learning Network remain relevant to the specific entrepreneurial and educational needs of the local community. Through this, the Growth Hub and GITA Learning Network can act as vehicles for human capacity development and job creation and have a positive impact on standards of living and societal wellbeing.