The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) hosted the HEInnovate Scotland workshop on the 28th October 2015. The day-long event was held at the Technology and Innovation Centre within the University of Strathclyde. SIE were joined by principals and key contacts to introduce the HEInnovate online assessment tool and discuss the strengths, weaknesses and priorities for institutions.
We were delighted to welcome guest speaker Juliet Edwards from the European Commission. She explained how the self-assessment tool could develop entrepreneurial and innovation potential in Higher Education based on policy evidence and experience. Juliet commented on the success of HEInnovate so far, with over 600 HEI’s having adopted the tool.
Attendees also heard from Professor Paul Coyle (European Commission), Eleanor Shaw (Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde) and Annmarie McHugh (Dundalk Institute of Technology).
In addition to presenting, Professor Coyle facilitated the afternoon session where attendees discussed three important areas;
• Entrepreneurship Development in Teaching & Learning
• Pathways for Entrepreneurs
• HEI – Business/External Relationships for Knowledge Exchange
The small groups spent time considering the priority statements, the enablers and obstacles within their discussion area. They then presented their findings to the rest of the attendees. The day concluded with attendees outlining their priorities going forward.
To find out more about the event, you can read the full press release below.