Building Entrepreneurship at Universities | On-Site

25 - 27 September, Amsterdam Science Park



25-27 Sep 2024


2.5 days

Set up strategies and structures towards a more entrepreneurial university and lead entrepreneurial change.

Guided by global experts, you’ll engage in interactive workshops, masterclasses, discussions and events, gaining skills for strategising and structuring a more entrepreneurial university environment.

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Building Entrepreneurship at Universities | On-Site


€1,445 members / €1,700 non-members

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Who should attend

University leaders including vice presidents and deans
looking to develop a more innovative university or get more impact from existing activities, particularly through establishing or improving an entrepreneurial vision, strategies and structures.

Senior staff of entrepreneurship units and incubators
looking to create a systematic approach to developing new ventures.

Knowledge transfer professionals
responsible for developing student and academic entrepreneurship activities, in particular, those responsible for developing pathways for start-ups and spin-offs.

Entrepreneurship educators
creating new curricula for entrepreneurship and innovation

Learning outcomes

By sharing tools, frameworks and case studies from global experts and through facilitated group activities and dynamic discussions, you will develop skills to create a more entrepreneurial university.

This course will help you to

  1. Create a vision and roadmap for entrepreneurship at your university and learn how to structure your organization to act more entrepreneurial
  2. Understand the strengths and weaknesses for entrepreneurship at your organisation
  3. Deepen your understanding about the elements contributing to success in entrepreneurship at universities
  4. Build a launchpad for entrepreneurship at your university with access to entrepreneurial capital
  5. Manage entrepreneurial pathways for students to apply their entrepreneurial skills in practice
  6. Develop your university into a hub for regional entrepreneurship and innovation
  7. Expand your personal and professional network

Course elements

Find out which individual components form the course.

Day 1 | 25 Sep

Welcome and facilitated networking

Onboarding   |   09:00am - 10:00am UTC


Break   |   10:00am - 11:00am UTC

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Gain insights into leading an entrepreneurial university, and explore mechanisms to measure, analyse and demonstrate the success of entrepreneurship at universities.   |   11:00am - 01:00pm UTC

The Entrepreneurial University

Explore the entrepreneurial characteristics of universities, including future roles, and discover global best practices for fostering entrepreneurship as a launchpad and development hub for regional innovation.   |   01:15pm - 03:15pm UTC

Free time

Free time   |   03:15pm - 05:30pm UTC


Networking dinner   |   05:30pm - 07:30pm UTC
Day 2 | 26 Sep

Morning Tea

Welcome   |   07:30am - 08:00am UTC

Entrepreneurial Strategy Design

Master the Universities' Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Framework, learning to identify your institution's entrepreneurial needs, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses and develop a strategy for entrepreneurial activities.   |   08:00am - 10:00am UTC


Break   |   10:00am - 11:00am UTC

Guided Tour of Science Park Amsterdam

Activity   |   11:00am - 12:00pm UTC

Vision and Plan for Entrepreneurship

Learn how to create a compelling vision for university entrepreneurship and explore the necessary resources for effective implementation.   |   12:15pm - 02:15pm UTC

Bringing your Entrepreneurship Vision to Action

Collaborate with peers to establish a vision for entrepreneurship in your university and formulate a comprehensive roadmap for its development.   |   02:30pm - 04:00pm UTC
Day 3 | 27 September

Morning Tea

Welcome   |   07:30am - 08:00am UTC

Creating Entrepreneurial Pathways

Examine entrepreneurial pathways for students and academics, including the four required entrepreneurial capitals, their effects on graduate outcomes, and the tailored structures needed for diverse target audiences in creating entrepreneurial pathways.   |   08:00am - 10:00am UTC


Wrap-up activity   |   10:00am - 11:00am UTC

Lunch & Closing

Wrap-up   |   11:00am - 12:00pm UTC


Meet your facilitators and experts for this personal development course.

Arno Meerman
Arno Meerman

CEO and Founder, UIIN

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives, UIIN

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

Director, UIIN

A/Prof. Todd Davey headshot
A/Prof. Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Partner, UIIN

Dr. Andrey Dyachenko
Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

Learning Experience Designer and Facilitator, UIIN


Our unique approach to your personal learning experience.

Tailored learning pathways
Customise your professional development journey by selecting those courses that suit your aspirations.

Flexible to your schedule
Ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your time commitments through a blend of live and self-paced.

Proven learning methods
Rely on validated tools and frameworks, drawing from our extensive training expertise to provide a reliable and effective learning experience.

Captivating course design
Immerse yourself in courses crafted to be engaging, thought-provoking, challenging and enjoyable.

Wisdom from sector leaders
Gain valuable insights and practical tips from seasoned practitioners.

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Questions? Book a one-on-one with us.

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva, Manager Strategic Initiatives

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