Delivered to 18-member participants mainly comprising of Higher Institution (Private & Public) executives and senior administrators - e.g. Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts, Registrars, Faculty/College Deans and Directors of Academic Institutes from Africa. Using tested models of entrepreneurship and innovation schemes developed within the University and used across the UK; participants gained a comprehensive insight into key success factors and challenges associated with developing entrepreneurship education and establishing sustainable entrepreneurship centres in a higher institution environment.
Impact and outcomes: Awareness of the potentials, the challenges and the know-hows in:
- Developing capabilities to embed entrepreneurship education and establish entrepreneurship centres of excellence
- Developing students’ and graduate enterprise schemes that forge a linkage between a higher institution and the business community
- Developing employer informed curricula content and graduate start-ups programmes
- Signed partnership agreements with African institutions e.g., University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in North-east Nigeria
Participants had a guided tour of our EU funded state-of-the-art e-innovation Telford Campus and University of Wolverhampton Science Park, networked with leading experts who spoke at this workshop including provision of access to UK regional businesses. Some of the institutions represented at this workshop have since established sustainable entrepreneurship centres at their own institutions by working with CAEL and university staff.