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AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 1 INNOENTRE Framework for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support in Open Higher Education Pantelis.

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1 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, INNOENTRE Framework for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support in Open Higher Education Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Aarhus University

2 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 THE PROBLEM › Creating entrepreneurial mindsets is a major need, but little is known about how to effectively integrate it into school curricula or not adequately taught beyond compulsory schooling › There are efforts from different stakeholders to intensify E&I education › Entrepreneurship and innovation competitions › Shared entrepreneurship courses › Young entrepreneurship societies › What is, lacking, however, are purposeful collaborations and synergies that would allow them to build on what others already have done. 2

3 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 OUR PROPOSAL (1/3) 1. Identify and analyze the lessons learnt from previous efforts on E&I within the partners' networks (i.e., academic programs, research projects, contests, etc.). 2. Adapt and scale existing efforts into a new systems framework for E&I in Open Higher Education that would take into account technical, organizational, pedagogical, legal, and economic aspects and that could be applied and tested in different contexts. 3. Provide a software platform and along with gathered, modified, or produced learning material (e.g., open educational resources, case studies, webinar, etc.) on E&I that would materialize the different dimensions of the proposed framework. 3

4 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 OUR PROPOSAL (2/3) 4. Run two pilot rounds applying and testing the proposed systems framework in three sites inside the partnership. 5. Create the opportunities for collaboration and networking among the different target groups, coming from the education, industry, and policy making fields. 6. Create a reference point for future endeavors and be a gathering point for people who are interested in E&I. 4

5 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 OUR PROPOSAL (3/3) › Project duration: 3 years › The project will build on recent projects such as: › PACE - Promoting a Culture of Entrepreneurship (AU) › HoTEL - Supporting innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning (ELIG, SCIO) › openEd 2.0 & openSE - Open and connected educational approaches (AUTH, ELIG, SCIO) › PoliEmpreende - Nationwide entrepreneurship contest that runs across all 21 Portuguese Polytechnics for the past 11 years (IPP) 5

6 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 THE PARTNERSHIP › Aarhus University (DENMARK) › A research learning public HEI that has Entrepreneurship Education as a priority › Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GREECE) › One of the largest universities in Europe with a long experience in EU ‐ funded projects and the technical capacity to lift the technical dimension of the project › European Learning Industry Group (AUSTRIA) › A consortium of 52 companies active in E&I and Open Education (incl. IBM, Intel, HP, Pearson) › Instituto Politécnico do Porto (PORTUGAL) › Coordinator of the nationwide PoliEmpreende entrepreneurship contest › Sociedade do Conhecimento, Inovação, e Organização - SCIO (PORTUGAL) › A young SME with more than a decade of research and work experiences in the field of Open Education 6

7 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 STRENGTHS › Scored 95/100 – highest in the category › No details on the specifics yet › Experienced partners with previous successful collaborations › AUTH-ELIG-SCIO › Clear and manageable goals › Quality assurance and budget monitoring processes › Evaluation criteria (Kirkpatrick) 7

8 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 STRENGTHS › Sustainability plan › Platform adoption › Geographically distributed partnership › Denmark – Portugal – Greece – Austria(virtual) › Pilot studies in three countries › Denmark – Portugal – Greece 8

9 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, 2014 CHALLENGES 9

10 AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS, DENMARK 12 NOVEMBER, Thank you! Tak! Ευχαριστώ ! Danke! Obrigado!


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