INnovative educaTion foR 
sustaInable eNtrepreneurShip 
In Life sCiences

 

THE BACKGROUND

At many Life Science universities in their research degree programmes the development of entrepreneurial competencies is currently not well integrated into the mainstream curriculum at the Bachelor and Master levels. The design of curricular interventions, teachers’ pedagogical methods and assessment criteria for the delivery of sustainable entrepreneurial teaching are underdeveloped. 

As a result a significant latent potential of students’ entrepreneurial innate skills remains untapped.


PROJECT GOAL

Supporting the development of the entrepreneurial potential of students is of special relevance to Life Science Universities whose priorities are for a “smart, sustainable and inclusive” development and utilisation of bio-renewable resources, the sustainable management of the natural resources, the need for food and nutritional security and safety, the enhancement of the economic viability of the food and non-food value chains, and the reduction of poverty – all necessary efforts in order to achieve the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 

Therefore INTRINSIC aims to empower Life Science University teachers to develop their students' Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competencies so as to prepare their graduates to be being effective entrepreneurs and leaders to address the challenges of Europe`s future sustainable prosperity.


PROJECT OUTPUT

INTRINSIC will deliver five innovative intellectual outputs (O1 to O5) see also RESOURCES.

O1: An open modular interactive ePlatform to develop teaching and assessment activities for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences, to collaborate and develop a professional learning network and teaching portfolio, supported also by a mobile App.
O2: A mobile APP to monitor entrepreneurial-related activities of students
O3: A design tool for teaching Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences
O4: A train-the-trainer staff development module 
O5: An online case study collection and good practice examples as support and guidance for teachers using the INTRINSIC ePlatform.

PROJECT TEAM

The project team consists of 9 partners working towards the establishment of sustainable enterpreneurship education at European Life Science Universities.

1. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, BOKU (Coordinator)

2. Agricultural University Athens, AUA

3. Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara a Banatului "Regele Mihai I al Romaniei" din Timisoara, BUAS

4. University of Ghent, UGent

5. University of Helsinki, UH

6. The Association for European Life Science Universities, ICA

7. University of Teramo, UNITE

8.Wageningen University, WU

9. University of Zagreb, UNIZG



RESOURCES 
(INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS)

Connected Educator
Entrepreneur learning App
Teaching Design Tool
Online Training Module
Case studies

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Six transnational project meetings and one final international conference will be organized by INTRINSIC.

1. TPM 19-20.11.2018 Vienna, Kick-Off Meeting, organized by BOKU
2. TPM 16.05.-17.05.2019 Leuven, organized by WU
3. TPM 03.12.-5.12.2019 in Ghent, organized by UGent

4.TPM planned for Jul 2020 in Teramo, organized by UnITE
5.TPM planned for Nov 2020 in Helsinki, organized by UH
6.TPM planned for Jul 2021 in Vienna, organized by BOKU

Final multiplier event and international conference in Vienna, Jul 2021, organized by ICA

PUBLICATIONS

HINTERSTOISSER, B. (2018): Welcome to the 5th ICA-Edu Colloquium 2019. ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium.

BRIASSOULIS, D. (2018): Embedded entrepreneurship education model. ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium.

EECKHOUT, M. (2018): Entrepreneurial skills in life science, the importance of the learning trajectory. ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium.

PLOUM, L. (2018): Rapid Prototyping: boundary crossing in an entrepreneurial setting. ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium.

PLOUM, L. , LANS T., ZITEK, A. (2019): Effectuation in Entrepreneurship Education: monitoring the entrepreneurial mind-set among university students. Working paper presented at: Effectuation Conference at ESCP in Berlin, 2019. 

LANS, T. (2018): Making an Entrepreneurial Difference: new approaches to entrepreneurial learning and assessment in Life Sciences Education. ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium.

LANS, T. (2019): The student entrepreneur mindset monitoring App. Invited speak at the 8th University-Business Forum, 24.-25.10.2019, WORKSHOP 5.2: Nurturing entrepreneurial individuals. 

LANS, T. (2019): Podcast on ˋSustainable Entrepreneurship Education’ at University of Teramo, Italy, one partner in the INTRINSIC project on 20.11.2019  - partly in Italian! More information can be found at the homepage of Wageningen University HERE.

TRASCA, T. (2018): Convince and support academic staff to incorporate entrepreneurship education in their teaching. ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium

ZITEK, A. (2018): ERASMUS + INTRINSIC Project: Innovative Education for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences.  ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018: Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students? 15 and 16 May 2019, Leuven Institute for Ireland, Leuven, Belgium.


HERE we are running our collaborative online writing environment on our own server - an alternative to Google Docs based on Fidus Writer.

HERE you find our INTRINSICPad for collaborative idea generation and writing based on EtherPad.

HERE we will add our own Padlet-Version based on Spacedeck.


WEBINARS

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NEWSLETTER

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News

 
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