ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018 Progarmme | Print |

 Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle!

how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students?

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2018
to be held at Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium

Wednesday 20 June 19.30 Welcome reception at the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1, Leuven, Belgium

The Colloquium is structured around three sessions. In each session keynote presentation(s), selected interventions by the Colloquium delegates and followed by roundtable discussion and report back to the whole Colloquium.

Overview of the Developing Programme:

21 June

Welcome and Introduction to the Colloquium

Introduction to the Colloquium
Barbara Hinterstoisser, Chair ICA-Edu and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
Thomas Lans, Education and Competence Studies, Wageningen University

Session 1 What entrepreneurial learning outcomes do I want to achieve?


EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.
Margherita Bacigalupo, European Commission. TBC

  Short Interventions Presentations by delegates (5 mins each)
                       Delegate Roundtable discussions
Session 2
What are cutting edge entrepreneurial learning activities and how do I assess them?


Diversity as a source for entrepreneurial learning activities.
Thomas Lans, Education and Competence Studies, Wageningen University, NL


  Short Interventions Presentations by delegates (5 mins each)
  Delegate Roundtable discussions
  Colloquium dinner
22 June


Session 3 How to embed a faculty or university-wide approach to entrepreneurship?


David Rae, Director, Enterprise Educators UK, De Montfort University, UK


Entrepreneural skills in life science, the importance of the learning trajectory
Mia Eeckhout, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, BE
  Short Interventions Presentations by delegates (5 mins each)
  Delegate Roundtable discussions
13.00 Closure

Hot Topic Session Friday 22 June at 14.00 – 15:30

Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Education: an invitation to contribute to an emerging research field

While entrepreneurship was originally primarily valued for its contribution to economic growth, its potential for the solution of societal and environmental problems is acknowledged as well. Over the last decade the notion of sustainable entrepreneurship has gained more and more momentum. Whether the outcome is an eco-innovation, sustainable start-up or project, entrepreneurial thinking and acting starts first of all with motivated individuals and their ideas. Although (higher) education is acclaimed to play an important role in laying the foundation for sustainable entrepreneurship competence, what learning factors contribute to developing such capacities is unclear. There is even less work that empirically investigates these factors, including the opportunities, challenges and dilemma's that sustainable entrepreneurship education may impose.

This session is part of a call for research papers for a special issue on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Education for the scholarly Journal Sustainability (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability). The purpose and ambition of this session is to introduce you to the guest editors of this special issue, discuss the state of the art and to elicit emerging topics, issues and challenges that need to be addressed in future research.