The projects of various kinds build on one another's achievements. Thus the output of a practice project may serve as input for a scientific or knowledge project or the other way round. Cooperation among entrepreneurs and researchers is at the forefront.
TransForum encourages and facilitates
TransForum works on a practical basis. Questions from the world of practice provide the point of departure for the Innovative Practical Projects (IPs). In the IPs, knowledge institutes, non-governmental organisations, entrepreneurs and intermediaries (KENGI) work closely together in order to realise concrete and sustainable value propositions. Participants in IPs frequently come across issues that call for more detailed research.
Both the Practical projects and the Scientific projects are not just producing output but are gradually building up a considerable body of knowledge and experience on how that output is arrived at. The emphasis is on dealing with (cultural) differences, risks and new problems, etc. TransForum's knowledge projects are aimed at learning from all the knowledge and experience that has been built up and converting this into transferable forms.
TransForum works on Scientific projects the results of which must be of direct public importance and hence be usable and applicable. The questions arising out of the practical projects form the agenda for the scientific projects. The scientific programme is therefore intimately bound up with the world of practice.
The ability to define a good knowledge question is not, however, something that is given to each and every entrepreneur.