Presentation of HEKATE at ISBE 2015

Fumi Kitagawa presenting HEKATE project

Fumi Kitagawa presenting HEKATE project

“HEKATE – Higher Education Knowledge Alliances for Training Entrepreneurs- Working in Tandem with Industry to Nurture Enterprising Scientists and R&D Talents”

The HEKATE project team – Dr Fumi Kitagawa and Natalia Tomiyama – made a presentation at the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference 2015 “Internationalisation, Innovation, Leadership” in Glasgow on 11 November. (www.isbe.org.uk) The HEKATE project, funded under the European Commission, DGEAC, Lifelong Learning programme, has been delivered between 2013 and 2015 in collaboration with the project partners including Tutech, EIRMA, TechBridgeOne and Solvay. The University of Manchester in the UK, along with Hamburg University of Technology in Germany, developed new models of entrepreneurship training and delivered workshops targeting early career scientists. The ISBE presentation aimed to disseminate the final outcomes of the HEKATE workshops, reflecting on the nature, scope and strategies of the entrepreneurship training at the HEIs in collaboration with the industry partners. During the ISBE session, a wide range of issues were discussed, including the possibility of future international collaboration in the area of entrepreneurship training, the effectiveness of postgraduate entrepreneurship training in STEM areas, new delivery methods e.g. online platforms and social media, and the transferability of the HEKATE models to emerging economies.

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