Entrepreneurial Universities

  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Price: 15,000 EUR (member discounts apply)

Universities around the world are seeking to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset, enabling them to drive innovation, cultivate talent and remain competitive in the evolving landscape of higher education.

The Entrepreneurial Universities program uses an evidence-based, practical methodology to evaluate and enhance your entrepreneurial activities and structures, and foster an entrepreneurial mindset and approach throughout your institution to strengthen your impact.

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Who should participate?

Universities seeking to become more entrepreneurial, engaged and innovative, increase their impact and embed entrepreneurial mindset and activities throughout the organisation.

Recommendations for the core team include a mixture of entrepreneurship and innovation staff; decision-makers responsible for driving innovation and entrepreneurship, and academic staff involved in entrepreneurial activities.

What is involved?

  • Focus groups to explore your goals and motivations for becoming more entrepreneurial, and desired activities and mechanisms to implement.
  • Tailored survey to map entrepreneurial activities, mindset, organisation and ecosystem across students, academics, leadership and professional staff.
  • Roadmap workshops to delve deeper into the key areas for transformation and develop an implementation plan for embedding entrepreneurial and innovative pathways.
  • Knowledge exchange events to expose you to different frameworks and approaches to partnerships from universities and industry.

Why join the program?

  • Gain insights and knowledge on what it means to be an entrepreneurial university, and how that applies to your own institution.
  • Engage different stakeholders to create a vision and coordinated approach for developing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindsets at the university.
  • Learn from other universities about how they organise their approach to entrepreneurship to identify elements that might be applicable to your university.
  • Translate your ideas into action as expert facilitators guide you in the development of a roadmap to become a more entrepreneurial university.

Program activities and timeline

Kick-off | Week 1

Introduction to the topic

Introduction to the program and participants and an interactive session on the concept and framework of the entrepreneurial university.
Focus group | Weeks 2-3

Desired future state

Bring together the core team and senior management responsible for entrepreneurship, innovation and engagement.
Survey | Weeks 4-8

Current state analysis

Participants receive a tailored survey to disseminate across university leadership, students, academic and professional staff to determine the status quo of the entrepreneurial university.
Workshop | Weeks 9-10

Touch point

Half-way event to re-connect, hear from external guest speakers and undertake an internal and external asset mapping workshop.
Analysis | Weeks 10-12

Survey analysis and reporting

Survey responses and information gathered from the focus groups will be aggregated and analysed by UIIN.
Workshop | Weeks 13-14

Develop your roadmap

Interactive workshop to shape the entrepreneurial university roadmap and new initiatives and structures to implement.
Report | Week 15-18

Final report and recommendations

UIIN will collate the findings and insights collected through the survey and workshops into a report with recommendations.
Wrap-up | Weeks 19-20

Closing session

Participant presentations to share program learnings and insights, and discuss how to continue to implement the recommendations beyond the program.

Program team

Arno Meerman

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A/Prof. Dr. Todd Davey

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

Empowering institutions to lead transformative change

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University of Exeter logo
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine logo
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid logo
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EIT Health logo
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Dalarna University logo
Coventry University logo
Ca'Foscari University Venezia logo
Birmingham City University logo
Australian National University logo
Atlantic Technological University logo
Belgium Campus logo
Deakin University logo
University of South-Eastern Norway logo
University College London logo
University of Oslo logo
University of Exeter logo
University of Arizona logo
The University of Adelaide logo
South East Technological University logo
Royal Veterinary College logo
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine logo
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid logo
European Commission logo
KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, JAMK logo
James Cook University logo
EIT Health logo
GIZ logo
Dalarna University logo
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