The E.I.N.S. Inspiring Chat brings together great thinkers to discuss relevant topics. Join us and get inspired!
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Welcome & Introduction
Insights into the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) Project
Jayne Woolford (Economic and Policy Analyst at European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
Higher Education for S3 in Lower Austria (short summary of the JRC report)
John Edwards (Secretary-General of EURASHE & Co-Author of the JRC report)
Panel Discussion – Smart Specialisation and Regional Innovation Ecosystems
- Kerstin Koren (Head of the Department for Economy, Tourism and Technology, Government of Lower Austria)
- Armin Mahr (CEO Wiener Neustadt UAS)
- Jayne Woolford (Economic and Policy Analyst at European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
- John Edwards (Secretary-General of EURASHE)
This Inspiring Chat was a joint online event co-hosted via Zoom by E³UDRES² / E.I.N.S. and EURASHE
Universities are undoubtedly important drivers for successful innovation ecosystems worldwide. However, apart from some exceptionally good practices, there is still much untapped potential in Europe. What makes an innovation ecosystem flourish? And how can universities be the ideal breeding ground for innovative ideas? Join recognized experts as they discuss challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurial universities and their potential to strengthen innovations for Smart and Sustainable Regions.
Director of the e-Learning Center and associate professor in the area of multimedia, interactive and web technologies at Politehnica University of Timisoara
Associate Partner at UIIN and Associate Professor for Entrepreneurship at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School
Managing Director I.E.C.T Hermann Hauser Management GmbH
Managing Director Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development
The innovation capacity of Higher Education Institutions as well as their regional ecosystems is highly dependent on people with creative ideas, open minds and good entrepreneurial skills. The E.I.N.S. Inspiring Chats give experienced experts a platform to exchange ideas about the expertise and experiences that are particularly important for entrepreneurial thinking and actions. Join us in exploring how and where entrepreneurial skills can be acquired and which role universities play in the context of entrepreneurship!
Managing Director at Austrian Startups, Co-Founder of rePhil.at
Vice-President of EBAN – European Business Angel Network, Founder of #365women, Founder and Board Member of 1MillionStartups, Founder of Brainswork, Founder and Board Member of Austrian Angel Investors Association
active change agent of innovations and entrepreneurship at Vidzeme region; former Manager of Valmiera Business Incubator; IT product developer; expert in change management and LEAN process introduction
Founder and CEO at artfuse.io; professionally trained musician; mentor at The Founder Institute; Ambassador at bundeling.com