The SCIENT project held its 6th and final coordination meeting at the European University Cyprus in Nicosia - Cyprus on the 13th of September 2017. The meeting took place at the time while which the 34 participants who came in Cyprus for the SCIENT Entrepreneurship Academy were practicing their pitching.
In Portugal, the pilot training programme was held for one month and the in-class training occurred at the University of Beira Interior. The training course was divided into 3 sessions per week. These sessions were led by several trainers and guest speakers who shared their experience in the field of entrepreneurship.
The pilot testing phase of the SCIENT Entrepreneurship Programme, developed in WP4, took place in 7 participating countries (Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, UK, Malta, Lithuania). About 20 STEM PhD students and graduates have been chosen in each country, using specific criteria, decided by our partnership early on in the project. In total 100 students participated in this pilot phase, aiming to test our training material and collect feedback and suggestions by all people involved (students, trainers, companies, guest speakers, Advisory Board members).
The D23 – Consolidated Evaluation Report for the Pilot Testing Programme is summarizing the results from the seven pilot testing programmes which took place in each participating country.
The D17 – Consolidated Evaluation Report with survey’s findings for all participating countries provides the main findings from SCIENT consortium of partners, which is consisted from eight different european countries.
The first stage of the project was to conduct a literature review at national, european and international level, to identify the existing entrepreneurship landscape for PhD STEM students/graduates and the best practices utilised across different organisations and nations.
The kick-off meeting of the SCIENT project (“A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster young SCIEntists’ ENTrepreneurial spirit”) was successfully held in Nicosia, Cyprus on 26 and 27 January 2015. The project involves 15 organisations from 9 different countries, namely GrantXpert Consulting Ltd, Chrysalis Leap Ltd, AS Cyprus College Limited (EUC), CYBAN and Sigmalive (Cyprus), ISOB GmbH and Strategische Partnerschaft Sensorik e.V. (Germany), Aster and CESIE (Italy), PARKUBIS and UBI (Portugal), FUNDEUN (Spain), the University of Gloucestershire (UK), Paragon Europe (Malta) and KTU (Lithuania).