In the face of increasing global competition and an increase pace of change, universities are under greater pressure to contribute more heavily to their region. To achieve this, universities are not only being charged with the responsibility to educate and support entrepreneurial activity, but also become more entrepreneurial organisations themselves. However, making this shift is extremely challenging, a strategic approach and commitment and strong university leadership.
Working together with the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at University’ and a member of the European Commission’s HEInnovate tool facilitators group, the aim of the workshop is to highlight practical steps that you will be able to take to help your university to become more entrepreneurial.
The workshop is designed to support university leaders, managers, administrators, professionals, academics and researchers working towards developing a more entrepreneurial institution and making improvements to their institutions performance and impact. If you are committed to helping your university to become more entrepreneurial, this is your stage to meet like-minded others and learn how to overcome the common obstacles to successful change.
Underpinned by extensive research this workshop explores how universities transition towards more entrepreneurial, innovative and externally connected institutions. Drawing on European but also global experience in research and practice, you will learn how to overcome key institutional barriers, implement crucial supporting mechanisms and embed your institution with a more entrepreneurial culture.
Using more than 100 good practice case studies including cases from entrepreneurial universities and concepts such as the University Twente, Technical University of Munich, TeamAcademy, the University of Adelaide, you will get first-hand insights into the strategies and approaches taken by these institutions.
Participants will design a Personal Application Project (PAP) to embed their new knowledge and provide direct outcomes of their work to their organisation.
- Learning through a mix of research and practice-based experiences
- Learn about the establishment of an entrepreneurial institution
- Applying knowledge to your own institution through a Personal Application Project (PAP)
- Gaining insights into global best practices
- Tour around the Amsterdam Science Park area including the innovative Start-Up village
- Dinner at one of Amsterdam’s iconic restaurants
As a result of this workshop, participants will have:
- specific best practice examples from global leaders in entrepreneurial universities,
- clarity about the primary challenges and areas of focus for your institution,
- direct contribution to your work and organisational objectives,
- deeper knowledge about the elements contributing to entrepreneurial change,
- a more holistic understanding of the entrepreneurial university,
- the ability to broaden your network with like-minded professional facing similar issues,
Prof. Todd Davey
Prof. Dr. Todd Davey has consulted to the European Commission, the Australian Government, the Vietnamese Government and is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. The co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem model, he was the Project Manager of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and businesses and the Creator of TechAdvance™, an online tool for evaluating technologies. As an educator, he is a Professor in Munich Business School and visiting lecturer at Münster University of Applied Sciences in Germany, VU Amsterdam in the Netherlands as well as at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Dr. Jochen Barth
Dr. Jochen Barth is Director for Employability at UIIN, Managing Partner at CER10DIPITY, and Associate Partner at the Service Science Factory at Maastricht University. As managing director of the Service Science Factory, which established itself as a best practice for entrepreneurial universities, he gained extensive experience in triple-helix led knowledge transfer initiatives. Jochen is also an experienced management consultant and has advised over 100 organizations, SME’s as well as multinationals, spanning all sectors, in a variety of topics including business model innovation, talent development, and change management.
Thursday, 17th May
12.00 - 13.00
: Lunch & Registrations
13.00 - 13.30
: Introduction to the workshop
13.30 - 14.30
: Defining the Entrepreneurial University: Group exercise
14.30 - 15.30
: Exploring the Entrepreneurial University (part 1) - The entrepreneurial role
15.30 - 16.00
: Afternoon coffee
16.00 - 18.00
: Exploring the Entrepreneurial University (part 2) - Key elements
18.00 - 19.30
: Free time
19.30 - 22.00
: Dinner out at Wolf Atelier
Friday, 18th May
08.30 - 09.30
: Welcome coffee & reflections
09.00 - 10.30
: The Entrepreneurial University in Practice - Creating the environment for entrepreneurial activity
10.30 - 11.00
: Morning coffee
11.00 - 12.00
: Practical Steps towards Transformation (part 1) - Entrepreneurial leadership
12.00 - 13.00
: Practical Steps towards Transformation (part 2) - Developing your entrepreneurial mindset
13.00 - 13.45
: Lunch at Amsterdam Start-up Village
13.45 - 15.15
: Personal Action Plans - Taking the next step
15.15 - 15.30
: Conclusions and departure
Transport will be provided to take participants to Schipol airport.