Thursday, 25 April 2013

International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme 2013-2014

International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme

Developing Leaders in Entrepreneurial Education and Learning: IEEP graduates form a network of 64 educators from over 50 higher/further education institutions who are now developing their capacity for supporting the 750,000+ students they represent.
This is your opportunity to join the next International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme. Run jointly by the NCEE and Enterprise Educators UK, the programme brings together leading experts in the field and provides a focused way of sharing best practice in this emerging cross disciplinary area.
Who is this Programme for?
The International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme is specifically designed to support, inform and enable individuals tasked with promoting, facilitating and leading enterprise education in their organisations – enterprise educators - who create entrepreneurial outcomes for others.
You may work in higher or further education teaching enterprise; or be seeking ways of awakening entrepreneurship in students and staff engaged in your subject area; or supporting others to develop enterprise and entrepreneurship skills in other organisations.
What can it do for me?
This course will build your knowledge and skills in applying wide-ranging approaches and tools to becoming an effective entrepreneurship educator; deepen your understanding of the venture creation and management process; demonstrate your entrepreneurial leadership capacities within an educational context; and make you better able to exploit your potential as a future leader in the field of entrepreneurship education.
How will my institution or organisation benefit?
The IEEP will help you play a strategic and practical role in enabling your institution or organisation to become an entrepreneurial university or college, unlocking the potential of its staff, students and graduates. Your knowledge will also help your colleagues to connect more meaningfully with key stakeholders.
How do I know I’ll have access to the latest thinking?
NCEE works closely with Government departments, universities and business as well as national partner institutions and entrepreneurship experts throughout the world. Enterprise Educators UK is a vibrant collaborative network of over 90 UK HEIs which forms a strong expert community and a valuable forum for exchanging and developing knowledge and good practice. These partners bring together a wealth of expertise, ‘live’ experience and close connections with policy-makers. Specialist guest speakers further enrich the Programme.
What impact has IEEP had on its participants?
“I think it gives you a degree of academic credibility that might not otherwise be evident.”
“… When I started out . . . I was lacking confidence in this area and this field. And by the end of it, I felt a lot more confident and a lot more confident going talking to people about what I do and the relevance of it.”
“It’s broadened my knowledge, my experience and my skills.”
“IEEP has given me the best possible preparation for delivering entrepreneurship education in my field. I have learnt new pedagogies, reviewed my teaching practices and curriculum design, and built exciting new contacts with key stakeholders and policy-makers”.
On a personal level it has enhanced my career progression and on an institutional level I am now part of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture at [my] university. As a result of my involvement in the IEEP I now have much more of a global view of entrepreneurship education. Since completing the course I am much more flexible in the way I approach the teaching of entrepreneurship and use a wider range of pedagogies.  My sessions are much more interactive and involve much higher levels of discussion than prior to the course, primarily because I am now much more confident in my knowledge and experience. Through the course I learned a great deal about my own learning style”.
Impact on the FEI “Since completing the course I have been able to pass on a range of best practice, ideas and pedagogies illustrating where they are appropriate to encourage other tutors.  When tutors understand how they can use them in the context of their curriculum area they can become more entrepreneurial in their teaching.  Gradually the culture of the institution is becoming more entrepreneurial”.
Benefits of the whole experience “The greatest overall benefit has been the creation of relationships and networks, particularly between FEI's and HEI's.  This has already resulted in opportunities for involvement in a trans-National bid and a consortium to direct and manage staff development in entrepreneurship across FE and HE”.
Profiles of the NCEE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows can be found here:
When and where is it?
IEEP 2013 will run over 18 months, starting with a Foundation day to be held February and March 2013. The first module will run in May 2013 with future modules scheduled September and December. Locations will include showcase enterprise learning spaces across the UK.
How much does it cost?
The IEEP fee is £3,950 per person.
    A discounted early bird rate of £3,500 is available for applications made before 31 March 2013.
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      For further information and an application form please e-mail 

      Tuesday, 23 April 2013

      European Innovation Academy: Summer Programme 2013

      European Innovation Academy will be held this year in Tallinn, Estonia 8 – 26 July 2013

      The main aim of the program is to help you build up your own business model – you have an idea? Feel free to take it with you to Innovation Academy. The organisation helps you on every step in building up your own future start up! Explore how to identify and develop great ideas into great companies. Learn how to identify opportunities based on real customer needs. Develop successful business models. Create your own future!
      In three weeks you will go through different stages of founding a company:
      It is entirely your choice if you want to participate in all the courses, but if you want to admit the whole process – from idea to company – It is strongly recommended to take part in all three.
      Three weeks innovative time includes unique sessions:
      • Innovators Speed Dating and Team Marriage
      • Entrepreneurs Failure Pitching
      • James Bond Innovation Challenge
      • Star Trek Technology Lab
      • Hands on Innovation Lab
      • Lego Lab Prototyping
      • Pitching to Venture Capitalists
      The Sessions 
      Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook were founded by college students. Could you be building the next star technology start-up? Innovation Academy is a breeding ground for young start-ups where ideas get funding by internationally recognized venture capitalists. European Innovation Academy Summer Session benefits from the best mentors in Europe and US (Silicon Valley) ranging from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to professors and experts. Mentors will provide you with guidance and advice based on your specific business idea.

      Speakers will share their idea and experience in the field of innovation & entrepreneurship. These lectures will provide broader knowledge concerning our topics and will give you an impulse for discussions. European Innovation Academy has hosted incredible speakers from all around the World. All of the speakers have their own expertise in different fields of innovation. More than just study work, they will be there to give you individual mentoring regarding your business idea. 

      European Innovation Academy from European Innovation Academy on Vimeo.

      Thursday, 18 April 2013

      ADEPTT Pilot courses : A round-up of (upcoming) dates

      Belgium (Flanders)

      4th June 2013, date focus group will follow


      Session 1: 8-9th February , 

      Session 2: 8-9th March 2013 (FabLab)  
      Session 3. 11-12th April 2013


      30-31th  May 2013


      11- 12th April 2013 (done)


      Session 1: 6th March 2013 (done)
      Session 2: 16th March 2013  (done)
      Session 3: 16th March 2013  (done)
      Session 4: 15 April 2013 (done)
      Session 5: 22 April 2013 or 6th May 2013 


      Asturias: 23th April, 7th June + 4th June 2013 (Focus Group)

      Basque Country: 17th April (done) , 25th April + 6th June 2013 (Focus Group)


      Swansea Metropolitan University :17th and  24th May with a Focus Group Evaluation on the 7th June 2013

      Cardiff and Vale College: 14th June, 21st June and focus group on 18th June 2013