SPIN-UP is a project that aims to contribute to the development of Key Entrepreneurial Skills in University Spin-Offs by creating a specific Training and Coaching Program and by providing guidelines to help Higher Education Institutions integrate entrepreneurial learning into their curricula.
University spin-off firms are defined as newly established firms that bring university knowledge to market (Pirnay et al., 2003).
The website will allow for every interested party to learn about the project's objectives, expected results, activities and overall development, and to access it's outcomes - research reports, training materials, training evaluation tools, etc. Learn More
> SPIN-UP Training. New Edition!
Are you a top management staff for an University Spin-Off?
Would you consider taking a 2-day SPIN-UP intensive in-class training course with us? If your answer is yes, what is your location of choice to have the course done?
> Types of training you preferred by mangers of University Spin-Offs
A majority of 56% of the 63 University Spin-Offs' managers participating in the poll promoted on www.spin-up.eu prefer in-class training over b-learning (40%) and e-learning(only 4%).
> SPIN-UP Training Pilots
SPIN-UP pilots were successfully held in Portugal, The Netherlands and Finland. This was a chance to test and get feedback on the training and coaching programme. The pilots had the participation of 30 University Spin-Offs and feedback was very positive. The most significant conclusion is that the programme needs, in terms of scheduling, to be adapted to each country's realities.
Following the pilots, the partnership will introduce improvements to the training and coaching programme.
> Missing Skills in University Spin-Offs
The management of University Spin-Offs identify Financial Management, Internationalization, Business Strategy, Leadership and Human Resources Management as skills missing in their companies.
This is the conclusion of the poll that was ran in this website in the past few weeks and that got 50 responses.
SPIN-UP presented a paper on the 8th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ECIE. More information here.
The 3rd Project's Newsletter is now available in the Documents Section of the website. Check it!
SPIN-UP Training materials in English language are now available for registered users. Check them out!
SPIN-UP will present a paper on the 8th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ECIE. This event will take place in Brussels at Hogeschool - Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel) on the 19-20 September 2013.
SPIN-UP Project was presented in Turkey during works for the project YES – Your Entrepreneurial Spirit, promoted by the International Bogazici Community of the Bogazici University, in Istanbul.
The support presentation to the HRM and Leadership for Growth Module is available here!
SPIN-UP was present at the Technological Entrepreneurship Conference held in the past 27th of May in Porto (Portugal). The event had 600 participants and was organised by ANJE (business association) and INESC TEC (partner to the Project).
SPIN-UP pilots are closed in all the 3 participating countries with the participation of 30 University Spin-Offs.
New Project's Newsletter available in the Documents tab.
SPIN UP results will be presented at the Kampus 2013 event, to be held in Torstai (Finland) on the 25th of April 2013.
"Os desafios ao crescimento das Spin-Offs universitárias": no próximo dia 11 de Abril, às 21h15, decorrerá, no âmbito dos Ciclos de Debates sobre Assuntos Europeus dos Serões da Bonjóia, um debate sobre as Spin-Offs Universitárias e o projecto SPIN UP.
SPIN UP Training & Coaching Programme
Three pilot courses are currently running in Portugal, Finland and The Netherlands.
The “European patent” has been talked about for 40 years: the idea first came up in 1973. Yesterday, it was formally signed for 24 participating member states.