Innovation and entrepreneurship skills are becoming a more important issue each year. But whatever approach universities take these topics are quite challenging to teach, and also difficult to research. Courses and modules on these subjects are often quite theoretical and often they neither deliver the practical knowhow required nor do they inspire our students to become innovators or entrepreneurs. That's why the ECIE awards the good work that is being done in this field in various parts of the world and highlights such initiatives in this annual competition.
On 16 September 2022 the jury awarded the first prize to the entreTime train-the-trainer programme for its new ideas and new approaches for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education institutions at the 17th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Cyrus.
entreTime is an initiative funded by the European Commission to deploy a comprehensive training package for further developing the skills of educators within higher education institutions. “Teaching through entrepreneurship” is the philosophy of its education offer: a unique academic platform for learning entrepreneurial teaching and practicing co-creation outside the traditional business departments. The core of entreTime is the train the-trainer programme that includes:
- a modular, interactive, blended learning “stop and go” path based on the latest methods/tools
- coaching by acknowledged/experienced entrepreneurship trainers
- a support system to develop your entrepreneurship teaching approach
The entreTime online courses are freely accessible at: www.entretime.eu