“To bring Europe back to growth and higher levels of employment, Europe needs more entrepreneurs”
EC Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan
By developing the first of its kind comprehensive entrepreneurship programme for PhD STEM students/graduates, the following objectives will be achieved:
Foster the entrepreneurial spirit among PhD STEM students/graduates who have untapped business potential.
Develop transversal skills (both hard and soft) for PhD STEM students/graduates, creating new professional paths for them.
Enhance scientific entrepreneurship levels within EU Universities, decreasing over the long-term youth unemployment and boosting job creation and growth across the EU.
Identify and remove the obstacles that PhD students/graduates encounter in transferring their research findings into business ideas.
Involve participants in internships and provide them with hands-on experience on how their research can be applied in real business settings
Our SCIENT participants will be able to present their business plan in front of business angels and VCs for obtaining funding in order to create their start-ups.
Support and stimulate the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education and enterprises across 8 EU countries.
Develop state-of-the-art teaching methods and techniques on entrepreneurship education for PhD students/graduates.
Develop and test a complete pre-accelerator programme that will be offered to universities, research and entrepreneurship centres, accelerators and incubators.
Transfer best practices from North EU countries that have long-term experience in entrepreneurship and accelerator programmes to South EU countries.
Encourage and sustain long-term cooperative partnerships between universities and businesses.
Increase Universities’ impact upon European regional economic development via new initiatives/programmes.