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University of the Highlands and Islands: Stimulating and supporting Entrepreneurship

Stimulating and supporting Entrepreneurship
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University of the Highlands and Islands case study relating to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Each year an institution and region-wide Business Idea Competition is run as a broad tool to stimulate and support entrepreneurship in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The competition promotes creative thinking and problem solving for learners at all stages of the learning journey, including upon graduation. The competition is supported across campus to significantly raise Enterprise Awareness (via induction, workshops, talks, e-comms), develop Entrepreneurial Mindset (through intensive engagement and support to submit entries to the competition with learners from all faculties) and for some students (who progress in the competition and beyond) to start to develop their Entrepreneurial Capabilities. We have examples of this being delivered as an extra-curricular workshop/activity and within the curriculum as a tool to aid experiential learning.
Authors: 
Carol Langston, Inverness College UHI, University of the Highlands and Islands
Publication Date: February 2014

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