SPIN-UP is a project financed by the Erasmus Programme under the Lifelong Learning Programme from the European Commission.
SPIN-UP 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 Pilot
SPIN-UP pilot training is currently ongoing in Portugal, Finland and The Netherlands and should end in May 2013.
Contact us for more information. Leaflet available here.
> 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.
Poll|Types of training you prefer
Do you hold a management position at an University Spin-Off?
Considering you wanted to get a 35h to 50h training in Key Entrepreneurial Skills, what type of training would you prefer (please think about the advantages and disadvantages of each option when voting)?
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.
The SPIN UP consortium was selected to present the paper "HRM as a High Performance Work System for University Spin-Offs" at the IIRH IV Conference - Human Resources Investigation and Intervention.