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Startup entrepreneurship training in and for academia

Starting and running a startup requires skills that go far beyond those one researcher is being taught in formal academic programmes. Running any business requires a good working knowledge of financial management. Other skills include marketing, communication, negotiation, delegating work, leadership, time management and many others.

Learn about the entrepreneurship education and skills, find out about the academic programs, learning resources, tools and best practices.


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EntreComp Competence Framework

The European Commission has developed EntreComp: the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework as a reference framework to explain what is meant by an entrepreneurial mindset.


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Skills and careers with Engineering Ladders framework

Engineering Ladders is a practical framework for setting up the levels of skills of each position in an engineering team and for managing career advance in tech companies and startups.


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Providing resources for entre-education at universities

The More Entrepreneurial Life at European Schools (MELES) project was implemented within the ERASMUS+ framework to provide effective tools to improve the entrepreneurial skills of students in the fields of science and engineering at European universities.


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Academic programmes for startup entrepreneurs

Students often complain that their universities do not offer practical, (hands-on, action-based, experiential, applied) courses in entrepreneurship, and that many courses are still taught in the traditional way of lectures and business cases..


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Management courses and engineering curriculums

When it comes to management knowledge for bachelor studies in engineering and stem fields, options are very limited. But as early as one gets a bachelor’s degree, one can enrol in various curriculums that specialise in management in engineering...


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Business experience is a key training component

One of the most important external factors that can affect the number of startup activities as well as the number of startup successes is the experience gained through education in academia...


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Mentee-mentor relationship - a key for great training

The joint learning experience by mentor and mentee is a new challenge for academia, industry and society, reflecting the importance and recent emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship as drivers of economic growth...


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Which academic programmes produce the most startups?

Only a few EU countries use more than 2% of GDP on research and development (R&D). One of the significant consequences is that the number of open positions available in academia is quite low..



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Engaging entrepreneurs as mentors and teachers

Universities must be in contact with experienced and successful entrepreneurs. This can be done by inviting experienced entrepreneurs to work with universities on establishing a good startup support system as well as to work and help startups directly..



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Open knowledge for better training

Digital libraries as a tool for open science and open knowledge for better training..



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Training opportunities in EOSC Digital Innovation Hub

EOSC DIH provides services in several areas starting with piloting and co-design, technical assets, training, and support and visibility..



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Private companies supporting knowledge sharing

There are many examples of private firms focused on business and innovation support that provide free access to learning resources truly valuable for entrepreneurs..


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Learn about startups around the clock and anywhere

Podcasts are one of the best ways to keep up with the latest trends, tools, methods, markets, strategies, and tactics..



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Best practices

Examples of good practices in training and skills development

Find below some examples and testimonials of good practices of research organizations in training their researchers in entrepreneurship skills.


Integration of training, research, and incubation processes

The Runway Startup Postdoc Programme (US-Israel joint programme) is part business school, part research institution, and part startup incubator...


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Start early with soft skills training

The Council of Higher Education (CHE) in Israel has recently decided to formulate a "three-level" programme...


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Join forces with other stakeholders

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) acts as a focal point for HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences’ (HM) enterprise and knowledge exchange activities...


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Problem solving as the highlight of the training programme

To better meet the needs of employers and society, business schools must change by better preparing graduates for what they will spend much of their time at work – solving complex problems and selling the solutions...


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Learn from failures

Learning from failures helps future entrepreneurs get aware of the risks, unforeseen problems and issues and thus become more confident about the direction they have taken...


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Get the trainees to learn about themselves before learning from you

Students at the beginning get to know and recognise themselves more deeply, what they really want from their future and how they can achieve the defined goal..


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Online bootcamps

MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp is an online action-learning program to create value through entrepreneurial creativity, leadership, and problem-solving..



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Alumni Mentorships for Startup Entrepreneurship

In a world where competition is one of the main fuels for personal and economic development, startup entrepreneurs could find themselves in need of efficient and reliable knowledge and experience transfer...



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