Creating Holistic Innovation Capacity
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Nord University; City, University of London; and the University of
Split will share their impactful innovation and entrepreneurship capacity-building activities with the other higher education institutions in the consortium.
By sharing these unique entrepreneurship and innovation activities, the consortium will contribute to increasing the
entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of the higher education sector across Europe and, consequently, boost sustainable economic growth and competitiveness in the EU.
By piloting these activities locally at selected higher education institutions, the consortium can measure and document increase in local entrepreneurship and innovation involvement among students,
university staff, and other representatives from the knowledge triangle.
The proposed activities will increase engagement among students and university staff to decrease the limitations of hierarchy. This will also enable the use of students as a resource for impact within university-based innovation and entrepreneurship.
The capacity-building activities
Spark*: This student-driven peer-to-peer mentoring service
will ensure low-threshold encouragement and support for student entrepreneurship based on unique insights from student entrepreneurs.
Teaching Entrepreneurial Mindset: This two-day workshop will provide educators from all disciplines with the teaching tools necessary to implement entrepreneurial skillset and mindset development in their courses. This, in turn, will allow educators to encourage creative problem solving and teach students how to become change agents.
Engineering Ladder: This holistic restructuring of suitable existing courses will increase study programmes’ work relevance and industry connection. It will also provide students with project
and collaboration experience through problem solving for real stakeholders.
Museum of Entrepreneurship: This is a digital museum from City, University of London. It compiles stories of entrepreneurs from our local communities into a digital platform, which is available
to anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship.
The stories are created by the students with the aim to inspire and educate about entrepreneurship.
E3 Initiative: These workshops by Split University highlight what technology transfer is, the advantages of collaborating, and how technology transfer offices can be an asset. The target audience will gain better understanding and knowledge, which will eventually stimulate integration of the knowledge triangle.
Enable students as a resource for impact within university-based innovation and entrepreneurship
Increase engagement among students and university staff to decrease the limitations of hierarchy.
Measuring and documentation of increased local entrepreneurship and innovation involvement among students, university staff, and other representatives from the knowledge triangle.