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ICA-Edu Colloquium 2021

Action to keep the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! 
Engaging students with sustainable entrepreneurial education in your curriculum


to be held from 26 May to 28 May 2021

at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Colloquium focus

The new generation of graduates of the agricultural and life sciences are expected to show creativity, resilience, pro-activeness and risk-taking while being able to recognise business opportunities: in short to exhibit entrepreneurship competencies to meet the expectations of their future employers.

Whereas traditionally entrepreneurship education was the domain of business schools to stimulate new venture creation, entrepreneurship education has become more and more a university wide approach in our traditional universities.

The development of an entrepreneurial mind-set and entrepreneurial competence of our students is increasingly dependent on the entrepreneurial experience gained throughout the whole degree programme curriculum.

The goal of this Colloquium is to share views, experiences and practises on how to stimulate the nascent entrepreneurship competencies of our students through both curricular and extra-curricular activities in the agricultural and life sciences.

Colloquium themes

We will explore models for student innovation hubs which provide the opportunity for students to turn a business idea into commercial reality in which is often an extra curricular activity. Such an engagement develops all of a student's entrepreneurial competences. The second and third themes will address the development of students' entrepreneurial competences across the curriculum and the assessment of those competences. These sessions will also highlight the need for staff development to achieve these aims.

The Colloquium Outcomes will allow delegates to appreciate:

1) the role of student innovation hubs in challenging students to apply and further develop their entrepreneurial competences in bringing their business ideas to reality
2) alternative approaches to embedding the learning outcomes for students' sustainable entrepreneurial competences across the curriculum
3) alternative approaches for assessing the success with which students' have developed their sustainable entrepreneurial competences

Colloquium Committee

Carsten Nico Hjortsø, Associate Professor at the Unit for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Simon Heath, ICA Secretary General

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