September 27, 2017
D16 – Evaluation Report with survey’s findings per country
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. Thus, existing programmes and best practices in each participating country and in other EU countries that aim to enhance the awareness of PhD STEM students and graduates about their career options were studied. To this end, each partner implemented a survey in its country and brought together the various initiatives carried out at national level and relevant information on the implementing agencies.
Our mission was to gain an in-depth understanding of the subject matter through a comprehensive and large-scale study. To this end, all partners visited entrepreneurship centres, accelerators, science/technological hubs, business schools, incubators and universities in their region and in another two European countries, in ordered to analyse the existing programmes, to identify best practices, successes and gaps. Specific emphasis was given on:
Strengths and weaknesses of existing centres/incubators/accelerators
Best practices identification
Perceptions of PhD STEM students/graduates about the alternative career option of becoming an entrepreneur
Perceptions of universities/research centres about the potential of our entrepreneurship package.
More specifically the needs and perceptions of the following four target groups were examined:
A) STEM PhD students and graduates (goal: more than 1000 to o participate in the online survey)
B) Careers’ Services/Graduates Department/Doctoral Departments at Universities
C) Company builders: Incubators, Entrepreneurship Centres, Accelerators, Science and Technological hubs, business schools.
D) VCs/Business Angels
This report is very useful for everyone who would like to get informed regarding the entrepreneurship landscape of Cyprus, UK, Spain, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Portugal and Germany.
Click the links below to view the reports of Spain, Lithuania anf UK