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Call for good practice case studies and concepts

Your opportunity to contribute to the conference

The 2014 Entrepreneurial Universities Good Practice Event will be an international meeting and discussion forum for practitioners on university-industry innovation and entrepreneurial universities.

We are now calling for good practice case studies and concepts on the themes of the conference.

All proposals will be reviewed by an international committee.

Download call for good practice case studies and concepts

Before you start writing your proposal, please visit the submission page where you can find further information as well as templates for download.


Sub-themes include, but are not limited to:

  1. Entrepreneurial University Management

    How to manage, lead and govern

    • Building a sustainable ecosystem / integrating into the ecosystem
    • Successful business models for entrepreneurial universities
    • Impact & performance measurement in entrepreneurial universities
    • Providing the right incentives
    • Changing the culture within institutions
  2. University-Business Collaboration and Cooperation

    How to cooperate

    • Implementing supporting mechanisms (strategies, structures and approaches) towards UBC
    • Fostering the dynamics of knowledge networks and partnerships
    • Creating and managing cooperative research centres
    • Collaborating in driving innovation
    • Identifying your cooperation partners
  3. Entrepreneurship Education & Curriculum Development & Delivery

    How to teach

    • Teaching the entrepreneurs of the future (incl. Massive Open Online Courses / MOOCs)
    • Stimulating entrepreneurial mind-sets, attitudes and behaviour
    • Joint curricula development and delivery: Driving innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Applying new approaches towards creativity & idea generation
    • Implementation of new teaching and learning forms
  4. Student & Academic Entrepreneurship (Spin-offs & Start-ups)

    How to support entrepreneurial thinking and acting in academia

    • Building a supporting ecosystem for start-ups and spin-offs
    • Training, coaching and mentoring during an individual’s entrepreneurial journey
    • Creating successful (start-up / business plan) competitions
    • Training the trainers
    • Fostering a culture of academic entrepreneurship in Higher Education
  5. Intermediaries

    How to link academia and business

    • Creating and operating incubators / start-up ecosystems
    • Creating and operating science and technology parks
    • Creating and operating KTOs and TTOs
    • Creating and operating Corporate Relationship Offices (CROs) / Industrial Liaison Offices (ILOs)
  6. Regional Development

    How to engage with the region

    • Driving open innovation in the region
    • Creating regional networks and ecosystems
    • Developing policy measures to foster regional growth and competitiveness
    • Thinking global, acting local
    • Keeping the talent in the region
    • Working with regional governments and regional development agencies
  7. Mobility & Employability

    How to get students and staff into industry and vice versa

    • Creating new curricula: A road towards Lifelong Learning
    • Aligning education and training with industry needs
    • Implementing dual study approaches
    • Placing students at the centre of university-industry relationships
    • Making use of employer branding to attract (exchange) staff
  8. Innovation & Knowledge and Technology Transfer

    How to transform science into innovation

    • Assessing the value of knowledge and technologies
    • Transforming research results into innovative products and services
    • Protecting and managing IP
    • Marketing Science to Business
    • Engaging with potential transfer partners


June 16, 2014:
June 30, 2014
Submission deadline for proposals (good practice case study and concept)

June 30, 2014:
July 4, 2014
Notification of acceptance to successful authors, and instructions for preparing the full case study / concept as well as the presentation

July 14, 2014:
Early bird deadline

September 1, 2014:
Submission of full case studies and concepts

September 29, 2014:
Pre-conference events

September 30 and October 1, 2014:

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