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Driving Change and Capacity Building Towards Innovative, Entrepreneurial Universities

Teaching I&E Teachers

Work Teaching I&E Teachers – EIT HEI InnoChange
The key strategic objective of the EIT HEI InnoChange project is to develop and improve the
entrepreneurial education curriculum and the associated teacher training at InnoChange HEIs. Since
autumn 2021, InnoChange has been providing an Innovation and Entrepreneurship course which
aims to form the innovative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset of students. In the meantime,
associated interactive seminars are held for the local I&E teachers.

Training of the Innovation Task Forces

Work Package 3
The Innovation Management Task Force (IMTF)
Within the Work Package 3- Innovation Management for Digital Transformation, the partner universities started the construction of the Innovation Management Task Force (IMTF). The kickoff meeting of the mentors was held on 23.09.2021, and soon the innovation scouts will be guided by their mentor to proceed in solving their challenges.

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Acceleration shadowing

Acceleration Shadowing
As contribution to the InnoChange project Startup Wise Guys offered a so-called “Acceleration
Shadowing” to the nominated InnoChange participants. The participants of Shadowing witnessed
daily activities and workshops designed to help the startups succeed, avoid common startup
mistakes and get to know the structure and processes behind the management of an acceleration
program first-hand.

Mentors and scouts

In order to build the Innovation Task Force team of each university , our colleagues from WP3
offered two workshops for training our scouts and mentors.

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Upskill workshops

The Upskilling Workshops are aimed at training HEI consortium partners’ staff in Innovation
Management and Entrepreneurship. This is a capacity-building activity, which should enable partner
HEI to then better leverage the innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities in their own
communities. Upskilling Workshops will be provided as two full-day events. The first workshop
focuses on the basis of innovation and innovation fostering techniques and the second workshop
focuses on entrepreneurship. After this training, participants should be better prepared to
stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities and activities in their own communities of
students, researchers, and teachers.

OPA – Online Pre-Accelerator program for startup teams

Online Pre-Accelerator
This Online Pre-Accelerator activity is directed at new teams of young researchers and
entrepreneurs created within the five partner Higher Education Institutes (HEIs). The OPA is an 8- week long online program with occasional mentoring sessions, weekly assignments, and a virtual Demo Day at the end of the program with the option to proceed to a full-time acceleration
program, and it is designed to help startups in a very early stage to test their idea and to get
prepared for scaling it internationally. Upon successfully completing the OPA, the best startup teams should be ready to apply for one of the investment-based SWG accelerator programs, if interested. An OPA activity ended by DEMO DAY.

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