Why this Project?

Entrepreneurial ability is closely linked to the personality, cannot be taught in the traditional sense, but can be developed through training.

FLITE project will address the following 2 factors:

  • HE graduates need more than just their degree to access employment. Their future employers across all sectors ask for and need greater capacity for entrepreneurial thinking and also experience in cooperation both at a distance and across cultural boundaries.
  • The potential for knowledge transfer between HE and industry needs to be improved.

The consortium will jointly develop an entrepreneurial training that is designed to fit and bring together HE students and professionals within the IT sector. In this process they will use the Osterwalder business model framework developed for both personal and business development. It will raise their entrepreneurial awareness and promote bilateral knowledge transfer through collaboration between the two groups of learners

In a globalised world it is increasingly routine to collaborate online therefore the proposed training will be offered online.

The training will be offered online comprise a mixture of HE and industry-based learners focus first on personal development plans require small groups of learners to become familiar with their respective institutions’ innovations progress to a business development plan include an internal dissemination plan end with a peer-reviewed online presentation CCD is a highly structured process method to exploit the different stakeholders’ often conflicting requirements in an optimal way, thereby increasing collaboration and involvement in groups such as:

  • Participants in an EU project
  • A group creating an entrepreneurship training
  • Students in an entrepreneurship training where they have to link the interests of different stakeholders at both universities and companies in preparing a business plan.

CCD is therefore our choice of process tool:

  • For our project management
  • Entrepreneurship training development
  • The tool for students to use within the training

An external Quality board of industry, HE and student representatives will advise the project and will comment and add input on critical issues such as the key entrepreneurial skills to address and feedback on the pilots. The highly structured synchronous CCD process was adapted for distributed teams by partners in the current consortium.
The HE partners will integrate the dCCDF training in their institutions.