Innovation and entrepreneurship at universities of applied sciences translating disruptive technologies into practical applications – Presented by Ingrid Wakkee, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, at the Knowledge Innovation Summit, which takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.
This presentation will address the role of universities of applied sciences in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. It will discuss the nature of knowledge produced at the HEIs and argue how this knowledge lead to novel opportunities to be pursued by the various stakeholders such as students, staff members and local smes. Specifically we will go into issues related to technology readiness, time-to-market, startup capital requirements and network needs. Implications for both entrepreneurship education and support will be addressed.
About Dr. Ingrid Wakkee
As the AUAS professor of entrepreneurship, Ingrid Wakkee is responsible for the multidisciplinary entrepreneurship research program, as well she acts as the scientific director for the extra-curricular entrepreneurship support program. Her research focuses on processes of entrepreneurial failure and recovery, collaborative entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. Her work is published in national and international scientific and professional journals and collected volumes.
About Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Across AUAS a wealth of activities has been developed to achieve this mission of becoming the entrepreneurial institute for applied sciences in the Netherlands. In order to facilitate and channel these activities, and to back them up with a solid knowledge and evidence base the Entrepreneurship Program has been created.
The flow of knowledge from institutions, such as universities and colleges, to SMEs stagnates. The practical translation of this knowledge into tools where SMEs can do something is usually lacking. Organizations in the meso level are able to transform new knowledge into an approach that is useful to SMEs.
During this Summit knowledge institutions share new knowledge and insights into (open) innovation (processes) with representatives of industry associations, consultancy agencies and governments. They translate these insights into practical instruments that are useful to small and medium-sized businesses. In addition, knowledge institutions can present their offerings in the field of internships and research, where the participants can match their question.
Representatives of sector organizations, consultancy agencies and governments on the one hand and knowledge institutions on the other. But also anyone who is seriously interested in new knowledge and insights in the field of (open) innovation (processes).