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The aim of this workshop is to highlight practical steps that you will be able to take to support your university to become more entrepreneurial. The workshop is designed for all university stakeholders, from its leaders, managers (research and practice), professional staff to its academics working towards making improvements to their institutions’ performance and impact as an entrepreneurial university.

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The workshop is designed to support university leaders, managers, administrators, professionals, academics and researchers working towards developing a more entrepreneurial institution and making improvements to their institutions performance and impact. If you are committed to helping your university to become more entrepreneurial, this is your stage to meet like-minded others and learn how to overcome the common obstacles to successful change.

Workshop Overview

In the face of increasing global competition and an increase pace of change, universities are under greater pressure to contribute more heavily to their region. To achieve this, universities are not only being charged with the responsibility to educate and support entrepreneurial activity, but also become more entrepreneurial organisations themselves. However, making this shift is extremely challenging and requires a strategic approach and commitment and strong university leadership.


  • Learning through a mix of research and practice-based experiences
  • Learn about the establishment of an entrepreneurial institution
  • Gaining insights into global best practices

As a result of this workshop, participants will have:

  • Specific best practice examples from global leaders in entrepreneurial universities.
  • Clarity about the primary challenges and areas of focus for your institution.
  • Direct contribution to your work and organisational objectives.
  • Deeper knowledge about the elements contributing to entrepreneurial change.
  • A more holistic understanding of the entrepreneurial university.
  • The ability to broaden your network with like-minded professional facing similar issues.

Expert facilitators

Prof. Todd Davey

Prof. Dr. Todd Davey has consulted to the European Commission, the Australian Government, the Vietnamese Government and is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. The co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem model, he was the Project Manager of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and businesses and the Creator of TechAdvance™, an online tool for evaluating technologies. Todd is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUST) in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Dr. Jochen Barth

Jochen Barth is Director for Employability at UIIN and Managing Consultant at CINOP where he leads the Learning & Development team. As Managing Director of the Service Science Factory at Maastricht University, which established itself as a best practice for entrepreneurial universities, he gained extensive experience in triple-helix programs. He is also lecturer of the module “Vision Modelling” at the RWTH Aachen, for the executive course Business Transformation Manager. Jochen is also an experienced management consultant with over 10 years experience and has advised over 100 organizations, SME’s as well as multinationals, spanning all sectors, in a variety of topics including business model innovation, talent development, and change management.

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