The design and content of IO3 Entrepreneurship Teaching Toolkits were in the spotlight during the February monthly briefing meeting, as well as the exciting news on the 1st Alliance Meetings taking place in Halle and Szeged in the months of February and March.

The discussions initiated in the leadership of Prof. Bernd Ebersberger from the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) helped outline a draft framework on how to design and implement the entrepreneurship courses at the individual universities. The proposal from the institution included creating 12-15 independent modules with the themes in the scope of entrepreneurship that could either be taught during a semester as one single course, or combined in a customized manner to be taught at summer schools. Idea competition bootcamps, introduction to regional ecosystems, characteristics and motivations of entrepreneurs, games and competitions are some of the module themes that will be sequenced under (i) Entrepreneurship course and (ii) Social entrepreneurship course. The example course layout suggested by the MCI was well received from the partners, with more details agreed to be discussed in the following partner meetings.

While the entrepreneurship course details are taking shape, regional alliances are being formed to start conversations in their respective contexts. Univations has led their first successful regional alliance meeting with a small group from Martin-Luther-University Halle, and USZ, has scheduled their first alliance meeting on the 9th of March with the attendance of representatives from local businesses and academics. The EEE project will gain further visibility through a presentation on entrepreneurship Dr. Szabolcs Prónay will give at a large youth event in Szeged scheduled on the 18th of March.

The next briefing meeting is agreed be held on the 20th of the next month.

First steps are taken towards creation of EEE Regional Alliances in Halle, Szeged, and Innsbruck in the leadership of University of Szeged (USZ), through the discussions initiated by the institution to define a clear strategy on how to involve regional stakeholders in the alliances, and clarify their roles in the entrepreneurship course design and delivery. 

EEE Project monthly briefing meeting was held via conference call on 23rd of January with the attendance of six project consortium representatives from the five partner institutions. The meeting led by Univations focused on the progress the partners have achieved with the preliminary goals defined in the Halle kick-off meeting: preparations on the establishment of regional alliances (IO1), meetings with the respective university leadership on the content and structure of the student entrepreneurship courses, and improvements in the project corporate design and dissemination tools.

The discussions around the establishment of EEE Regional Alliances included clear communication of the benefits with potential stakeholders who are invited to form the alliances, and identification of the roles and responsibilities they can take in the design and delivery of the entrepreneurship courses (IO3). Tentative timeline for the promotion activities (IO2), the course length, and methods for student recruitment for the courses were additional topics that received attention of the project partners.

The participants agreed on to share further progress in the upcoming briefing meeting that will be held in February. Finally, the meeting was concluded with the confirmation of the second partner meeting in Szeged, at USZ, on 11-12.04.2017.

 

The EEE Project consortium partners came together in the kick-off meeting held at the Univations main office on December 5th-6th, 2016. The meeting brought together eight representatives from five partner institutions: Univations, University of Szeged (USZ), Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Canice Consulting, and UIIN. 

The meeting proved to be a productive one, with a busy agenda covered in detail to ensure a solid project implementation process from the very beginning. Following the welcome and introductions by Univations representatives, each partner delivered a short presentation on the respective project teams, assigned work packages, responsibilities, and estimated timelines for the activities they will undertake during the course of the project. Conversations focused on the planning and operational aspects of the three main intellectual outputs (IOs); IO1 Regional Alliances, IO2 the Entrepreneurship Promotion Campaign, and IO3 Entrepreneurship Teaching Toolkit, as well as dissemination, quality management and evaluation strategies, multiplier events, and other topics related to the overall management of the project.

After an intensive one-and-half day project discussions, the partners had the opportunity to taste traditional German Christmas cuisine at a dinner organised by Univations. The meeting was later concluded with final remarks on the next steps, and targets to be achieved until the next project meeting.