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HEInnovate, a self–assessment tool to support the development of entrepreneurship/innovation strategies in HEIs

  • Dates:
    20 April 2017 12:30 -
    20 April 2017 13:00
  • Location: Online
  • Contact: Emilia Todorova
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About this event

The first webinar in our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Series will look at how Higher Education Institutions can use HEInnovate, a self-assessment tool, to support the development of their entrepreneurship and innovation strategies. This webinar is designed to give you a brief overview of the tool and how it can be potentially used. HEInnovate was developed under the aegis of the European Commission's DG Education and Culture, in collaboration with the OECD LEED Forum.

During the webinar, we will discuss how to get started with HEInnovate in your institution, the benefits of running a workshop, and the help that is available.

The HEInnovate self-assessment tool has the simple purpose of helping higher education institutions to identify their current situation, respecting the local and national environments, and, from that, agreeing on potential areas for action. HEInnovate facilitates the assessment of an HEI in a systematic way, opening up discussion and debate associated with the entrepreneurial / innovative nature of higher education institutions. HEInnovate also provides a way of following progress over time and building a community of practice.

HEInnovate covers seven broad areas, under which are the statements for self-assessment:

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Organisational Capacity, People and Incentives
  • Entrepreneurship Development in Teaching and Learning
  • Pathways for Entrepreneurs
  • HEI - Business / External Relationships for Knowledge Exchange
  • The Entrepreneurial HEI as an Internationalised Institution
  • Measuring the Impact

The HEInnovate website also provides case studies and other material which give ideas, guidance and inspiration for the effective management of institutional and cultural change.

The online self-assessment tool is freely available.

This webinar will be presented by Fiona Godsman, CEO of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise.

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About the Speaker

Photo of Fiona GodsmanFiona Godsman, CEO of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, has nearly 20 years experience in senior global sales, marketing and business development roles in a number of pharmaceutical biotechnology organisations, including Q-One Biotech and Invitrogen. Prior to leading SIE, Fiona founded a specialist marketing consultancy, utilising her experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

She serves on a number of advisory groups related to enterprise and entrepreneurship education, sits on the board of Enterprise Educators UK and is a member of the Entrepreneurial Exchange, ensuring that SIE plays a vital connecting role between academia and business within Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Her role at SIE is strategic and operational, ensuring that SIE’s activities remain relevant, effective and supportive to both student entrepreneurs and academic staff.

Important information

The webinars will be ran using “Skype for Business”. Download the Skype for Business joining instructions. You may need to download a plug-in enabling you to use the Skype for Business and we advise you to do this before joining the webinar.