Good Practice Database.
The Entrepreneurial University Good Practice Database contains more than 100 examples of actions how universities around the world have build up their entrepreneurial profile. The examples are organized by each ACEEU standard and have some keywords to facilitate your search.
How to use it?
- Identify the main challenges your university is facing (e.g. based on your analysis using the Entrepreneurial University Canvas)
- Access the Good Practice Database and filter those examples addressing your challenge
Over the next weeks, the database will be build up of 100+ examples. Below you can find the examples from the Entrepreneurial University Cards.
|Institutional Committment||EAN University, Colombia||The university‘s mission is „to contribute to the integral formation of the person and to stimulate his entrepreneurial aptitude, in such a way that their actions contribute to the economic and social development of the people“.|
|Shared Goals||Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden||Vision and strategies are formulated in concrete terms each year as part of the document Prioritised Operational Development and are then broken down into action plans, which are implemented by staff and students.|
|Financial Planning||University of Auckland, New Zealand||The university invested AUD9.6 million into a new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures.|
|Leadership||Simon Fraser University, Canada||The university‘s president, Andrew Petter, developed the vision and strategy for an engaged university through a dialogue-driven sense-making process.|
|Staff Profile||Babson College, United States||The university‘s teaching philosophy is to partner a dedicated tenure track academic professor with an experienced entrepreneur faculty member to deliver a carefully coordinated balance of academic philosophy and practical real life experience.|
|Incentives and Rewards||Washington State University, United States||The annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award honors a WSU faculty member whose scholarly contributions and associated outreach efforts have improved the lives of people through engagement with industry.|
|Culture||Ghent University & further stakeholders, Belgium||The Student Ghentrepreneur initiative brings together formerly separate efforts of various regional stakeholders to create an entrepreneurial culture, including an award, various events and the Gentrepreneur-Community.|
|Internal Support Structures||Aalto University, Finland||The university offers a large variety of services, e.g. through the Aalto University Startup Centre, Aalto University Design Factory, and Aalto University Innovation Services (including technology transfer and licensing).|
|Service Alignment||Aalto University, Finland||The university partners with a large variety of organisations, such as A Grid (housing), Impact Iglu and Startup Sauna (accelerators), Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (student-run) and Slush (startup event).|
|Education||Team Academy, Finland||Students run their own cooperative businesses, supported by coaches, and learn with real money and real customers to earn their Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).|
|Research||Utrecht University, The Netherlands||The university defined strategic themes and focus areas for its research to link academic excellence and fundamental research to societal challenges.|
|Third Mission||Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain||The university promotes the dissemination of culture and knowledge, social action and activities for the university community, a system of territorial innovation and the transfer of knowledge and technology.|
|Continuous Improvement||University of Tartu, Estonia||The university does not only count patents and startups, but also defined the perception of 15 to 60-year-old Estonian citizens as one of the university‘s 18 key indicators, measuring the agreement to the statement “The University of Tartu has an entrepreneurial spirit”.|
|Influence within the Ecosystem||La Sabana University, Colombia||University students are utilizing their acquired entrepreneurship knowledge and skills to support low-income entrepreneurs in eleven partner municipalities in the region.|
|Impact||University of Birmingham, United Kingdom||A report on the university‘s impact highlights that "every £1 million invested by UK Research Councils generates an additional £12 million for the economy".|