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Carinthia University of Applied Sciences


Start up program for young entrepreneurs at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences



Analyses have shown that support, especially in early phases of the business planning and founding process is essential for quality aspects regarding the further steps in the start-up process. Furthermore, from the founder’s point of view, there is a gap between their real needs and existing consulting services, especially in early stages. Which support is necessary to close this gap and can be provided by universities to early-stage founders and ambitious students who are interested in developing their own business idea? In a first step the de-velopment of adequate services to optimize support of start-ups was neces-sary. That included the identification of founder’s real needs and bringing such needs together with existing services. In a further step it was necessary to de-velop and implement an adequate marketing strategy to address various types of in-house entrepreneurs and get them involved in the Start UP pro-gram. Furthermore, an innovative room concept and furnishment to support innovative projects and start-up processes was established. More information and tips will be provided at the conference!
Type of institution:
University of Applied Sciences
Size:
Small (2.000 students)
Country:
Austria
Nature of activity:
Civil Engineering & Architecture
Engineering & IT
Management
Health Sciences & Social Work
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Structural instrument or approach
Operational activity
Level of activity:
University-wide
Case presented by:

Thomas Kandolf
Start UP Coach & Researcher for Innovationmanagement and Entrepreneurship at CUAS - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Industrial Engineering and Management)
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IAE Montpellier School of Management


Créa’thlon: become a one-day entrepreneur



IAE Montpellier School of Management is a University business school, combining the advantages of a management school with relevant research input. IAE Montpellier is part of Montpellier University 2 Sciences and Technology and stands out for its focus on double skills training. The diversity of student profiles (engineers, scientific, biologist…) has always been originality and strength of IAE Montpellier. Indeed, its core mission is to train individuals to acquire a double competence, adding an advanced training in the field of management to their initial degree or prior professional experience. The institute is strongly specialized in innovation, ITC and entrepreneurship. Those specialities have led to the organisation of the event Crea’thlon. Expressing IAE Montpellier values, Crea’thlon aims to promote entrepreneurship for students in technical and scientific fields. The purpose is to let students explore new business venturing by taking advantage of experience from entrepreneurs and practical activities. The day is divided between speeches of experimented entrepreneurs and a path to starting up a business.
Type of institution:
University business school
Size:
IAE Montpellier is part of Montpellier University 2, a medium university (17 500 students)
Country:
France
Nature of activity:
Entrepreneurship
Main mechanisms:
Structural instrument
Level of activity:
University-wide
Case presented by:

Veronique Bessiere
Professor at University Montpellier 2 (IAE)
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JAMK University of Applied Sciences


International real life problem solving project concept as a tool for cooperation between university and industry



Real life problem solving projects are one part of Lifelong Learning Programme called Reshaped Partnerships for Competitiveness and Innovation Potential in Mechanical Engineering (RePCI). In these projects two international student groups compete each other and solve the real product development problem given by a company. The company chooses the winner group and professors give grades to students. This project model improves both engineering education and gives one innovative, working life oriented and inspiring way of studying. These projects are a good platform for companies to test and find out professional and international skills of students from two different countries and universities and to choose the suitable students for summer, practical training and final thesis workers and as well graduated engineers. Companies have good possibility continue cooperation with professors after the projects. The feedback of company representatives, students and professors have been very enthusiastic. The project results and the effects for the future of students have been excellent. That is why we wanted to expand this project concept to new companies, universities and countries.
Type of institution:
University of Applied Sciences
Size:
8500 students and 700 staff members
Country:
Finland
Nature of activity:
Lifelong learning
Collaboration in R&D
Academic mobility
Student mobility
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Operational activity
Integration and Dissemination
Level of activity:
University-wide
Case presented by:

Anneli Kakko
Senior Lerturer at JAMK University of Applied Sciences (School of Technology/Mechanical Engineering)
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KU Leuven


Postgraduate programme in innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering



KU Leuven was founded in 1425 which makes it the oldest university in the Low Countries. The Faculty of Engineering Technology is one of the youngest of the university and gathers all Engineering technology programmes offered by the KU Leuven at campuses throughout Flanders. The Faculties of Engineering Technology in Flanders have been discussing on how to strengthen their educational profile by adding innovation and entrepreneurship in the curriculum, which led to the development of the postgraduate programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This is a one-year programme offered at all five Flemish universities (60 ECTS). Essential is the innovation project (40 ECTS) which enables students to gain authentic learning experiences in a challenging environment where technical, entrepreneurial and innovational competencies are developed. In addition the student takes a personal study programme (20 ECTS) in support of the innovation project and addressing personal interests. The innovation projects help strengthen the profile of the faculties and increase the industry-readiness of the student.
Type of institution:
Autonomous university
Size:
Large (41,225 students)
Country:
Belgium
Nature of activity:
Collaboration with industry
Innovation and R&D
Entre- and intrapreneurship
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Structural instrument or approach
Operational activity
Level of activity:
Multi-university collaboration
Case presented by:

Chrisje Haenen
Project coordinator at KU Leuven (Faculty of Engineering Technology)
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Lübeck University of Applied Sciences


Process oriented Entrepreneurship Education Concept for two Universities at the BioMedTec GründerCampus Lübeck



Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and the local university, Universität zu Lübeck, have been promoting entrepreneurship for a long time – each institution more or less on its own. To open up synergetic potentials we have established a strong collaboration by realizing different project goals. The beacon of this collaboration is the GründerCube, a special building for an efficient joint task force. One of our most important project goals is the establishment of an entrepreneurship education concept. This concept is based on an interdisciplinary, holistic and process oriented design to provide the required knowledge and competences during every phase of the startup. Entrepreneurial knowledge and skills are acquired through curricular as well as extracurricular activities. The students’ training starts with the development of a business idea and ends with the foundation of a company. Students participate in courses offered by the two universities and can achieve ECTS credit points.
Type of institution:
University of Applied Sciences
Size:
Lübeck University of Applied Sciences: 4.291 students, 4 departments

Universität zu Lübeck: 3.524 students, 37 institutes
Country:
Germany
Nature of activity:
Development of curricular and extra-curricular courses
Entrepreneurship
Start-up support
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instruments
Structural instruments
Operational activities
Level of activity:
University-wide
Inter-university cooperation
Case presented by:

Claudia Linde
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Development at FH Luebeck
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Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA)


Smart-up: supporting start-ups: combining design thinking and entrepreneurship



At the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA) Design Thinking is used at four schools (Design & Arts, Business, Engineering & Architecture and Social Work). Joint Design Thinking modules are offered and the collaboration has successfully been intensified across the schools. New advanced education courses will be launched together. The program “Smart-up – Support for Start-up’s” was jointly launched 2013 by the Business and Engineering & Architecture schools. Design Thinking (and Lean Start-up) is used as common mindset. “Smart-up” aim to fully integrate entrepreneurial classes in all study programs, that the studies can be used as venture garage to work on the own start-up while earning credits. In addition individual consulting and coaching is offered as well as supporting infrastructure. A further objective is to sensitize and motivate the students and employees to start their own business now or at a later stage in their lives and to link those to existing start-up support organizations. A holistic approach and entrepreneurship modules using Design Thinking and Lean-Start-up have successfully been piloted with interdisciplinary teams.
Type of institution:
University of Applied Sciences
Size:
6’000 Bachelor and Master students, plus 90’000 days of advanced education
Country:
Switzerland
Nature of activity:
Curriculum development and delivery
Entrepreneurship
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Structural instrument or approach
Operational activity
Framework condition
Level of activity:
University-wide
Case presented by:

Patrick Link
Program Director Master of Advanced Studies Business Engineering at Hochschule Luzern (Business Engineering | Innovation)
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School of Business and Management of Technology of Belarusian State University


Establishing the center for promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship



SBMT is a leading business school in Belarus. It offers a wide range of educational programs at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. SBMT was created by initiative faculty members, graduates and PhD students as an educational spin-off from Belarusian State University. It has to act as business organization under the auspices of BSU and Ministry of Education. SBMT is the founder of the Belarusian Association of Business Education – a inter-regional business education hub.

The establishment of the Center for Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be intended to facilitate the process of transformation of SBMT into an entrepreneurial higher education institution by integrating existing university entrepreneurship initiatives and to increase their impact.

In order to meet expectations of all groups of university stakeholders (students, faculty members, university authorities), the activity of the Center will be focused on:
  • organizing project-based learning;
  • providing training and consulting services for start-ups and innovative projects;
  • organizing international internships at entrepreneurial hubs and business incubators;
  • organizing workshops/seminars to bring business and university experts together;
  • developing a strategy to create an entrepreneurial spirit inside SBMT;
  • support in the process of transformation into an entrepreneurial HEI.
Type of institution:
Public University
Size:
3000 undergraduate, graduate, advanced training students and executives; 150 academic staff
Country:
Belarus
Nature of activity:
Commercialisation of R&D results
Lifelong learning
Curriculum development and delivery
Entrepreneurship
Governance
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Structural instrument or approach
Operational activity
Level of activity:
University-wide
Case presented by:

Radzivon Marozau
Entrepreneurship Strategy Coordinator at School of Business and Management of Technology of Belarusian State University
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Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)


Innovation as a part of the students’ curriculum, introducing a concept for co-operation between an educational institution and a hospital in two countries



Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) offers Bachelor and Master level studies for 10 000 students in six educational fields. The education focuses on technology, business and wellbeing services. TAMK is located in the City of Tampere, Finland. The task of TAMK is to produce innovative know-how for the benefit of companies, the public sector and communities by means of education, research and development. Lillebaelt Academy (EAL) is the largest business academy in the Region of Southern Denmark and offers 30 higher educational programmes aimed at employment in the world of business. We offer both full-time and part-time programmes all of which are based on a solid foundation of knowledge and close collaboration with companies. Co-operation between TAMK and EAL has been quite intense with INNOEVENT working together and exchanging ideas. It began in the common project Entrepreneurship Education Network, funded by EU.
Type of institution:
University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Higher Education Institute (EAL)
Size:
Medium (10.000 students) TAMK and Small (3000 students) EAL
Country:
Finland
Nature of activity:
Curriculum development and delivery
Entrepreneurship
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Structural instrument or approach
Operational activity
Level of activity:
University-wide (TAMK)
Multi-campus wide (EAL)
Case presented by:

Maj-Lis Läykki
Manager of Higher Education Network at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Business Faculty)
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University of South Brittany


Dynamising impact through social network analysis



IMPRESHS is a project that reveals the hidden potential of Social Science and Humanities research. The concept combines insights from the EvalHum Initiative (www.evalhum.eu) and the Vortex project http://www.projetdeterritoire-vortex.eu) to create foresight tools for SSH research potential. IMPRESHS is funded by the MSHB (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme en Bretagne – www.mshb.fr) and CVT Athéna (www.cvt-athena.fr), part of a French national network of Humanities research institutes. The analyses arise from an in-depth study of the output of French researchers from a selected number of disciplines, using combined methodologies comprising a production database, focus groups and a network analysis of social interactions. Using social network analysis it is possible to locate the talent clusters that can lead to multidisciplinary research translating into social and economic innovation. By analysing the haystack, we can find the successful needles.
Type of institution:
Institute
Size:
Medium (1000 researchers)
Country:
France
Nature of activity:
Collaboration in R&D
Commercialising of R&D results
Entrepreuneurship
Main mechanisms:
Strategic instrument
Structural instrument or approach
Level of activity:
Regional
Case presented by:

Geoffrey Williams
Professor at Maison des Science de l'Homme en Bretagne (Department for Document Management)
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US – Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF)


The Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity (EURECA) Program – new models of scientific and technical cooperation between Russian and American universities



Launched in 2010, the Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity (EURECA) program gave a start to the innovation ecosystems development at two Russian universities in St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. In collaboration with three U.S. partner universities (UCLA, Purdue and University of Maryland) Russian schools significantly improved their innovation environment through incorporation such new structures as Tech Transfer office, youth innovation center, startup accelerator, etc. Nizhny Novgorod State University also perfected its approach toward entrepreneurial education for students and faculty. Now both Russian schools work on replicating their models at a national level by training seven other universities. American Councils for International Education, EURECA US-based implementer, develops the US-Russia Innovation Corridor to assist startups and innovative projects interested in international markets and commercialization process.
Type of institution:
Privately funded NGO
Size:
Country:
Russia, USA
Nature of activity:
Education
Entrepreneurship
Main mechanisms:
Strategic Instrument
Operational Activity
Level of activity:
Multi-campus, multi-national
Case presented by:

Oksana Anistratenko
Program manager at US - Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law
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Further concepts include


Descriptions will follow soon

Building a collaboration without funding research


Graham Fletcher (Transport Systems Catapult)

Innovation tools to develop entrepreneurial leadership and skills


Marian Buil Fabrega (Tecnocampus - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

A tailor-made cooperative (dual) study program for students with a vocational form of university entrance


Rainer Przywara (Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts)

INOVISA


Cristina Mota Capitão (INOVISA)

The development of the international master’s programme in entrepreneurship at Lund University


Marie Lowegren (Lund University)

KEA Design Collective


Mie Iben Wester (KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology)

Ace - the engaged student project


Therese Moylan (IADT and ACE)

Student-entrepreneur status – Ghent University


Steve Stevens (Ghent University)

Labe Aveiro Region


Eva Andrade (Universidade de Aveiro)

INOPOL – Entrepreneurship Academy of Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra


Sara Proença (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra)

The Entrepreneurial University: Best practices for academic organizational development in regional innovation networks


Christiane Gebhardt (Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen AG)



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