Programme

The intensive blended learning training is delivered as a one-week course offered at five European cities. It gives participants the opportunity to engage with well-known entrepreneurship professors and award-winning experts. Unique to the programme are its LiP and D&D Modules.

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Concept

The training week covers four different thematic blocks. The final day equips participants with the skills, experience and assessment tools needed to apply their knowledge, e.g. by implementing a newly designed course into the home institutions curriculum:

Overview of Training Modules:
Day 1: Prepare to Teach
Day 2: Entrepreneurial mindset development - Stretching perspectives
Day 3: Creativity and innovation
Day 4: Supporting High Impact Entrepreneurship
Day 5: The Culture Context of Entrepreneurship

In the afternoons, participants can choose between "Learning in Practice" (LiP) and "Design and Develop new approaches" (D&D).

LiP is your opportunity to teach entrepreneurship in real-life environments! These may include:

  • Working in challenging class rooms (i.e. primary & secondary schools, colleges, social enterprises and corporates),
  • Working with businesses and innovative start-ups

D&D targets experienced educators interested in designing and developing novel approaches in terms of “how” to teach creativity, “how” to teach innovation, “how” to develop innovative teaching materials, and “how” to assess related learning outcomes. Participants will have the unique opportunity to conceptualize and prototype these in small interdisciplinary teams.

Subsequent to the afternoon activities, reflection exercises to share and review observations and impressions of the day take place. Mentored by experienced trainers and coaches, participants have enough headspace to evaluate opportunities for joined programmes and cross-institutional staff exchange.

An exclusive event package containing dinner and entertainment will round up the training programme.

Timetable

Please find below the preliminary schedule for the Hague Coneeect U Training Week (6th - 10th March 2017). To download a copy of the preliminary schedule please click here.

Here you find the preliminary flyer of the next Coneeect U Train the Trainer Week in The Hague, supported by HEInnovate: Flyer.

Lisbon Timetable

The timetable of Tel Aviv training week is available here.

The timetable of Aberdeen training week is available here.

The timetable of Sofia training week is available here.

The timetable of Munich training week is available here.

Locations

Aberdeen – The Entrepreneurial city that constantly reinvents itself

In the 1960’s Aberdeen was a city built mainly around fishing and agriculture, the discovery of North-sea oil and gas changed the orientation of the city through to become the ‘Oil capital of Europe’ and now has a focus on becoming an Energy Capital for Europe. This has provided a fertile ground for start-ups, many who have become global, having initially served the oil and gas sector and then expanding into other markets.

The University of Aberdeen is currently home for the Scottish Programme for Entrepreneurship (Education) project which was launched in 2010 to create synergy between entrepreneurship education and Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. In 2011, Intergenerational Fairness was adopted as an innovative context for exploring and supporting entrepreneurship education into diverse disciplines.

Aberdeen is a beautiful city, with a magnificent beach, the second largest granite building in Europe and easy access to beautiful countryside, excellent golf courses, nature reserves, museums, castles and of course superb whisky. We look forward to welcoming you to the Coneeect Training Week in Aberdeen from 21-25 July 2014.

Tel Aviv - One of Europe's Hottest Startup Capitals

Welcome to Israel, the holy land, also known as "start-up nation"!

It’s business center, the vibrant, always sunny beach- front city of Tel Aviv, a city that never sleeps, was recently named as one of Europe’s Hottest Startup Capitals, by Wired magazine.

In visiting Israel you will realize that start up activity does not limit itself to high tech new ventures. The special eco-system of Israel serves as a fertile breeding ground for entrepreneurial ventures of all kinds; high tech, low tech, intra-company, service-oriented, social entrepreneurship, etc.

In this unique seminar, from February 21-26th, 2015 in Tel Aviv, you will experience all of the above and more.

Lisbon – The Atlantic Start-up City

Lisbon is a vibrant city, full of life and rich in history where the discoveries of new worlds were launched and new trade routes developed. It offers the best of everything from white-sand beaches to the dynamic rhythm of a modern business center. It is the only European capital where you can watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, go hiking in the mountains and close a business deal all in the same day.

Lisbon brings together perspectives from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia to enrich both business and cultural life. Its connections to Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa make it a European hub to work with emerging markets. The city has a host of incubators, accelerators and co-creation laboratories that make it easy for entrepreneurs to have access to support. The city where global exploration began is the perfect environment for any participant with an eye on fostering global perspectives and ambitions. Come to the Atlantic Start-up City of Lisbon from July 20-24, 2015!

Why Coneeect in Munich?

Located in the heart of the city, you will be able to experience the Bavarian capitals' unique spirit that links traditional with modern flair. Outdoor beer gardens next to historical sites, embedded in breathtaking scenery with Europe’s most popular palaces and castles right at your doorstep. Munich’s local entrepreneurial culture with its vibrant science-industry-policy triangle nicely complements the entire experience, inspiring debate and collaboration during the training week and beyond!

By actively encouraging and supporting business start-ups from first idea to market implementation, Munich University of Applied Sciences and Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship are driving the start-up culture that shapes the future of German and European society. For our efforts we have been awarded the highest official title in the field of entrepreneurship education in Germany - "EXIST – The Entrepreneurial University".

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. It is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. Sofia occupies a strategic position at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula. Its's history spans 2,400 years. Its ancient name Serdica derives from the local Celtic tribe of the serdi who established the town in the 5th century BC. It remained a relatively small settlement until 1879, when it was declared the capital of Bulgaria.
Sofia event will be done in collaboration with Junior Achievement Bulgaria.

Coneeect Faculty

has been recognized as an international expert in the area of entrepreneurship and public policy. He has worked with the US Department of Commerce, the European Commission and the OECD. He teachs at UC-Berkeley and Universidade Católica Portuguesa. His forthcoming book (Fayolle & Redford eds.) entitled, “The Entrepreneurial University Handbook” will be published by Edward Elgar in Fall 2013.
teaches Entrepreneurship as Professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and manages the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship. He is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurial and leadership skills to shape the future and to pursue professional goals, either as entrepreneur or employee.
Coordinates the Coneeect project including management and implementation of its international training programmes. An ambassador for promoting international teaching and learning collaboration. Responsible for the development of internationalisation strategies at the Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship/ Munich University of Applied Sciences.
(BSc Eng Biochemical engineer, MBA) & former business owner in entrepreneurship education (since 2000), currently working on two great European team projects: entrepreneurship education and Intergenerational Fairness. Loves it when work and fun come together!
has focused her academic endeavors in the area of Entrepreneurship Education since the early 1980s. In addition to numerous publications, she has lectured widely on this topic at most of Israel's universities and management training institutions, leading public enterprises and major technology based corporations. Since 1996, she has served as the founding president of ISEMI – The Institute for the Study of Entrepreneurship and Management of Innovation.
has a long experience as a teacher and consultant in computer engineering and computer science. His technology entrepreneurship experience consists of teaching Technology Entrepreneurship and other innovative courses, research and development; supervision of master theses and tutoring PhD students; facilitation and mentoring of student teams for participation in a national and European business plan competitions including Intel Challenge, BizBarcelona, JA-YE. He is a member of the BizBarcelona Global Nominating Committee, JA Bulgaria graduate students advisory board and several conference committees.
Policy analyst at the OECD, who co/authored several OECD reports, working papers and book chapters on projects on local governance, entrepreneurship and innovation. For the period February 2012 - September 2013, Andrea is on training leave from the OECD for her doctoral research on the role of university links for the innovation activity in new small firms. She joined the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship in February 2012.
Andrew Harrison BA (Hons), MA, DMS, MBA, associate OPUS, member ISPSO, FRSA, a director of the learning studio has worked for the past 30 years in a variety of management and organisational development roles in UK and international service system change. He advises the UK government, OECD, and the Tunisian Government at the moment as well as General Motors, South America.
Ana Naia is Senior Researcher at PEEP. She is Assistant Professor at the Universidade de Lisboa and completed her PhD in Curricula Development and Entrepreneurship Education. She has participated in international conferences, has published several scientific papers and was awarded prizes for academic and scientific work.
Teaches entrepreneurship in the University of Aberdeen Business School. Ian’s special interest lie in disruptive business models such as online learning, digital business and location-based services. He is co-author of the bestseller An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (Pearson), which has sold over 50,000 copies. Ian has held a number of senior roles, including: founder and director of the Ideas Academy; director of growing business and skills, Scottish Enterprise Grampian; and director of learning, Business Lab.

Experts

Experts Munich Training

His work has ranged from public policy analysis over cutting-edge research to designing entrepreneurial education programs. His training concepts have won multiple national best practice awards such as “USASBE award for Best Practices in Entrepreneurship Education” (2001). In 2004 he developed the national award-winning Kauffman-supported TEAMS initiative to expand student and faculty involvement in economic development and technology commercialization.
from Queen’s University Belfast is an international trade specialist with experience in over 50 countries. At Queen’s University Belfast he runs courses in business start up, marketing, economics, innovation, leadership, creativity, and negotiation for Masters PhD and Executive students.
from EM LYON Business School, winner of the European Entrepreneurship Education Award 2013. His research works are focusing on the dynamics of entrepreneurial processes, the influences of cultural factors on organisations’ entrepreneurial orientation and the evaluation of entrepreneurship education.
The expert for teaching and delivering the innovative design concept named „Design Thinking“. As former Managing Director & Associate Partner of IDEO Inc., Palo Alto USA, founder & former CEO of the innovation and design agency Gravity, Alexander brings intensive experience in the field of entrepreneurial mindset, creativity and innovation.
has 30 years experience as a successful creator and innovator of local support initiatives for enterprise and entrepreneurship stimulation in the private and public sectors. In 2013 Paul took up a new role at Swansea University where he is the Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Director of LEAD Wales that is supporting leadership development and growth in 100's of Welsh SMEs.
Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, specializing on Entrepreneurship, (Research) valorization, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Adoption of Knowledge and Technology, Innovation
of Ryerson University is Director of the Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute, a global leader in student experiential learning. He has founded or led over a dozen organizations and VC firms. His expertise includes personal leadership, motivation, venture financing and best practices in entrepreneurship education. His students have started over 200 companies and won over 50 awards.
is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Local Development. The Centre overseas the work of the Local Economic and Employment Development programme (LEED). Prior to joining the OECD, he served as an economist for the Italian Parliament, the Italian Trade Unions and the European Commission. With his expertise in Industrial Economics and International Economic Relations, Mr Arzeni will be contributing to the policy dialogue that concludes the Coneeect training week.
Executive Director at the LMU Entrepreneurial Center and Vice President Europe at Avanquest Software (a French Public Corporation). After his Bachelor’s degree at Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, double majoring in Entrepreneurial Management & International Business, he successfully founded several companies within the software and film production industry. Since 2003 he is teaching at Ludwig-Maximillians- Universität München where he designed and delivered the Business faculty course “Entrepreneurial Growth Management and Internationalization”.
After his PhD in theoretical physics at Universität Tübingen, Jochen Hertle continued his career as Strategy Adviser, Director of New Business Development and CEO of famous technology companies around Germany. Since 2008 he functions as professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, dean of the faculty of computer sciences and mathematics, where he is also specializing on Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy.
The founder of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (The Entrepreneurship Center of the Munich University of Applied Sciences), Falk F. Strascheg, is one of the most successful and experienced venture capitalists around Europe. In 1987 he founded TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING, the lead investor in various high-tech companies. Further, he holds numerous positions on the boards of international high technology companies. Since the foundation of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship in 2002, many successful business start-ups were established in the market - testimonials for Falk F. Strascheg’s passion and dedication towards supporting & nurturing entrepreneurial spirit and thinking.
The deputy dean for international cooperation at the Munich University of Applied Sciences focuses his applied research on International Management, Innovation Diffusion and Technology Transfer, Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Entrepreneurship. His industry experience includes management positions at Siemens AG, Vebacom (eon) and General Electric Capital Services where he led the division of GE Capital. Prof. Peisl is a visiting professor and lecturer at universities in the UK, USA and Chile.
After completing her PhD at the Institute for Social Psychology, Prof. Dr. Angela Poech has held positions as a scientific project manager for the president of the Technische Universität München (TUM) as well as managing director at the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS). Since 2006 she teaches as Professor for Entrepreneurship and Business Administration at the Munich University of Applied Sciences focusing on social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and psychological aspects of private.
teaches culture and communication management at the Munich University of Applied Sciences where he runs the Bachelor degree programme "Management of Social Innovations". At Coneeect he delivers the D&D session on e-learning and working in virtual environments.

Experts Sofia Training

His work has ranged from public policy analysis over cutting-edge research to designing entrepreneurial education programs. His training concepts have won multiple national best practice awards such as “USASBE award for Best Practices in Entrepreneurship Education” (2001). In 2004 he developed the national award-winning Kauffman-supported TEAMS initiative to expand student and faculty involvement in economic development and technology commercialization.
From Queen’s University Belfast is an international trade specialist with experience in over 50 countries. At Queen’s University Belfast he runs courses in business start up, marketing, economics, innovation, leadership, creativity, and negotiation for Masters PhD and Executive students.
He is a most prominent private entrepreneur of German origin, who several years ago purchased Agrexco, the governmental Export Agency, through which all agricultural exports had to go,from the government and privatized it very successfully.
He is the founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurship education. With his focus on the entrepreneurial mindset, his work has influenced a broad range of organizations worldwide including the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, the Kauffman Foundation, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, the Gazelle College Group, the Colombian Ministry of Education and the US State Department. Schoeniger is also the co-author and creator of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program.
He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology and Innovation and member of the Center for Integrative Innovation Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, as well as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he was previously a faculty member in the Technology Innovation Management Program. He has multidisciplinary research interests with a focus on the fields of technology innovation management, born global technology startup business model development and value co-creation.
She is an executive in the field of economic, business, entrepreneurship, education, and human capital development for youth enterprises and research organizations. She is currently CEO of Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise in Bulgaria, Member and Judge of the Intel Business Challenge Europe Core Team, part of Intel Europe Entrepreneurship Program.
Prof Allan Gibb has worked in the field of Small and Medium Enterprise and Entrepreneurship development for over 30 years. His experience, interests and publications cover amongst others the development of enterprise culture at all levels in education, business start up, survival and growth as well as large company restructuring and intrapreneurship. He has worked in over 80 countries throughout the world ranging from the so-called 'developing' to transition and developed economies. He is well known internationally as a speaker and author.

Experts

Experts Aberdeen Training

John Bird is the founder and force behind The Big Issue, the world's most successful street magazine.. Born into poverty and brought up in care, his life’s journey has included spells as a thief, prison inmate, artist and poet. Now an established iconoclast, activist and publisher, the fact that The Big Issue is stronger than ever today is in part testament to his ability to lead from the front. At a time when Corporate Social Responsibility is preoccupying business leaders and consumers alike, John Bird offers original perspectives on the interaction of business and society.
Dawn Shand is a Senior Business and Innovation Adviser with the Scottish Institute for Enteprise (SIE). SIE works with all Higher Education Institutions in Scotland to nurture enterprise and an entrepreneurial mindset amongst students. A Chartered Marketer, Dawn has previously worked in-house for a corporate law firm; ran her own marketing and PR consultancy and worked within a design and advertising agency.
He is the founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurship education. With his focus on the entrepreneurial mindset, his work has influenced a broad range of organizations worldwide including the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, the Kauffman Foundation, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, the Gazelle College Group, the Colombian Ministry of Education and the US State Department. Schoeniger is also the co-author and creator of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program.
Simon Stockley is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School and Director of the School’s Managing Technology and Innovation programme. He is also Deputy Director of Accelerate Cambridge, a pre-seed incubator established by the School in 2012.
Prior to his recent appointment at Cambridge, Simon spent 12 years at Imperial College Business School as director of the full-time MBA programme and a principal teaching fellow. His MBA course in entrepreneurship was ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times. Outside work, Simon is an active social entrepreneur and an advocate for trafficked women in which capacity he has advised Parliament. He currently holds two directorships in technology ventures and has advised several hundred technology start-ups.
She is an executive in the field of economic, business, entrepreneurship, education, and human capital development for youth enterprises and research organizations. She is currently CEO of Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise in Bulgaria, Member and Judge of the Intel Business Challenge Europe Core Team, part of Intel Europe Entrepreneurship Program.
Ann Davidson is Enterprise Programme Director at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE). SIE is the national organisation for promoting and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland's Universities and Colleges. With specific responsibility for developing and running SIE's. Innovation and Enterprise Programme, she works closely with HEI educators to ensure that this programme supports and contributes to their curriculun and co-curriculum activities on enterprise and entrepreneurship. Her specific interests include innovation and design thinking, and giving students the skills to 'know themselves' and understand how to use this self - knowledge to develop resilience and make better decisions.
After 17 years of working in the private sector for a global engineering company (Where Steve had the opportunity to dabble with cars, planes, space, vodka & oil and rose from a project engineer in Chennai to the Strategy Development Manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia ) Steve found a new role as a high growth account manager at Scottish Enterprise ( The economic development agency for Scotland). From here once again Steve has followed a diverse path helping in various sectors from bio-technology, digital technologies through to renewable energy & timber. Steve has been an intrapreneur (Spinning out 7 client facing mini business units), an entrepreneur (Setting up 3 boutique consultancies and currently engaged on no's 4 & 5), and an educator for enterprise (from his days as a Director of an Education Business Partnership, through to the challenge of trying to scale high growth technology entrepreneurship). Steve has a passion for learning & thinking differently and believes that the key to significant economic gain will come only when we understand that entrepreneurship can be learnt, taught and strengthened.

Experts

Experts Lisbon Training

Jerome Katz (Ph.D., Michigan) is the head of Saint Louis University’s nationally ranked entrepreneurship program, Founding Director of his University's Billiken Angels Network, and lead author of Entrepreneurial Small Business (McGraw-Hill) the number-two collegiate text worldwide. As far back as 1995 Inc. Magazine recognized Professor Katz as one of the world's top minds in entrepreneurship.
Dr. Jonathan Levie is a Professor and Director of Knowledge Exchange in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, which was UK Entrepreneurial University of the year 2013/14. He taught his first entrepreneurship course in 1984.
Alain Fayolle is a professor of entrepreneurship, the founder and director of the entrepreneurship research centre at EM Lyon Business School, France. His research interests cover a range of topics in the field of entrepreneurship. He has been (or still is) acting as an expert for different governments and international institutions (OECD, EC, UNIDO).
Alain published twenty five books and over one hundred and half articles in leading international and French-speaking journals. Among his editorial positions, he is notably an Associate Editor of JSBM and an Editor of two leading French-speaking journals. In 2013, Alain Fayolle got the 2013 European Entrepreneurship Education Award and has been elected officer of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division (a five year commitment culminating with position as Chair of Division in 2016).
João Meneses is Executive Director at ""Mouraria Creative Hub"" - the first Lisbon's incubator for creative industries. Until Dec 2014, he was head of ""GABIP Mouraria"", the Lisbon's City Hall office in charge of the rehabilitation of Mouraria – a deprived neighborhood where the Portuguese traditional kind of music "Fado" was born. The rehabilitation of Mouraria already won several recent awards. He’s also teaching "Management of Nonprofit Organizations" at ISCTE-IUL and at the Portuguese Catholic University, and collaborates regularly with nonprofit organizations.
Paulo Carvalho is the General Director for Economy and Innovation in the Lisbon City Council, responsible for the areas of economic development strategy, investment, innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic clusters. He has taught various courses in several academic and training activities in the fields of Foresight & Scenario Planning, Strategy and Competitiveness. He received his PhD in Management at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France).
Christina Hunn works as program manager for the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in Munich and is responsible for the university-based education program called "ZGI:kompakt".
Pedro is co-founder, President and CEO of Beta-i - an organization dedicated at helping startups succeed and boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems based in Lisbon. Pedro has worked in various initiatives related to mentoring, financing start ups and promoting entrepreneurship. Pedro has a Msc in Business Management from Catholic Business School.
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