The pervasiveness of scientific developments has raised the role of entrepreneurship as a driver of socio-economic value. Higher education institutions are thus asked to create entrepreneurial mindset and competencies with the purpose to make students able to proactively identify opportunities and transform them in market solutions. In particular, engineering education programs can be of relevance to develop technology entrepreneurship competencies through handson and experiential approaches. In such vein, this paper proposes a model of entrepreneurship education as an “activation” process which uses four critical levers with the purpose to infuse the essence of entrepreneurship in tomorrow’s engineering professionals. The application of the model is exemplified through the analysis of a research training program grounded in the aerospace domain. The key features of the initiative are discussed in the perspective of exploring new models of entrepreneurial engineering education.

An 'activation' process for entrepreneurial engineering education: the model and application

Secundo G.;
2011

Abstract

The pervasiveness of scientific developments has raised the role of entrepreneurship as a driver of socio-economic value. Higher education institutions are thus asked to create entrepreneurial mindset and competencies with the purpose to make students able to proactively identify opportunities and transform them in market solutions. In particular, engineering education programs can be of relevance to develop technology entrepreneurship competencies through handson and experiential approaches. In such vein, this paper proposes a model of entrepreneurship education as an “activation” process which uses four critical levers with the purpose to infuse the essence of entrepreneurship in tomorrow’s engineering professionals. The application of the model is exemplified through the analysis of a research training program grounded in the aerospace domain. The key features of the initiative are discussed in the perspective of exploring new models of entrepreneurial engineering education.
Adaptive innovator; engineering education; entrepreneurial engineer; entrepreneurship education; high-tech entrepreneurship
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