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Strategic approaches to embedding enterprise and entrepreneurship

  • Dates:
    05 May 2017 12:30 -
    05 May 2017 13:30
  • Location: Online
  • Contact: Emilia Todorova
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About this event

This webinar will offer insights into the practical challenges of developing and implementing an institution-wide strategy on enterprise and entrepreneurship within a HEI. The two examples provided will give participants an opportunity to hear about two different approaches, one from Scotland and one from Sweden, and their experiences of an institution-led approach to enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Presentation 1: The challenges of implementing a student Innovation and Enterprise Strategy (Edinburgh Napier University)

The value of embedding enterprise education in university programmes has been recognised to deliver several benefits - from enhancing employability through the development of graduate skills to offering confidence in students to set up their own business or social enterprise.

Edinburgh Napier's Strategy 2020: Building Success sets out a vision to be an enterprising and innovative community renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience. In particular, a commitment is given to build 'innovation, enterprise and citizenship' in which the University will 'expand opportunities for students to engage with start-up businesses and social enterprises' and 'provide a learning environment that develops graduates who have enterprising and innovative mind-sets and who are well prepared to thrive in complex uncertain environments'.

Building on this, Edinburgh Napier has recently adopted a new Innovation and Enterprise Strategy for students, which seeks to offer opportunities and a conducive environment to encourage the development of innovative and enterprising attitudes and behaviours in all students and graduates, as well as building the skills and knowledge of an enterprising person, so preparing graduates to be proactive in managing their future careers.

Presentation 2: Lund University's approach to establishing an entrepreneurial environment within the institution (Lund University, Sweden)

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship is part of Lund University in Sweden. Lund University is a large comprehensive university established in 1666. Entrepreneurship was not introduced until 2000, but since then there has been a rapid development, which has resulted in an entrepreneurial environment at and around the University. In providing entrepreneurship educations and serving as a 'knowledge hub', the Centre is embedded in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Dr Marie Löwegren will present the current activities of the Centre but also address the experienced challenges in the development process and the strategies for further development.

This session will include presentations by Pauline Miller Judd (Edinburgh Napier University) and Dr Marie Löwegren (Lund University).

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About the Speakers

Pauline Miller Judd, Dean of Arts & Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University

Pauline Miller Judd is Dean of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. Pauline worked in arts and events management for many years before moving into higher education. Pauline joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2009 as Associate Head of School, becoming Head of School in 2010, and Dean in 2015. Pauline has a strong focus on entrepreneurship and recently took on the role of Strategic Lead for Innovation and Enterprise across the University.

Dr Marie Löwegren, Senior Lecturer and Director of Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University

Dr Marie Löwegren is Senior Lecturer and Director of Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Lund University, Sweden. She is also deputy head of the Department of Business Administration, and a member of the Steering Committee of VentureLab and the Advisory Committee of LU Innovation. Since 2003 she has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Entrepreneurship division at Lund University, which resulted in the establishment of Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship in 2012. She has extensive course development and teaching experience at all levels of the higher education system including adult learners, nationally as well as internationally.

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