After the successful implementation of phase 1 in DIN-ECO, phase 2 is here to enrich the educational processes and add extra value to the development of an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation in HEIs.
In particular, the main objectives of this phase are to conduct seminars on specialized topics by entrepreneurs or business development experts, hackathons on digital innovation, seminars to researchers and support academic or non-academic staff in terms of innovation and technology transfer, mentoring actions on digital innovation and transformation and team building for stakeholders networking, and digital expo for entrepreneurial networking.
Moreover, the organization of publicity events in order for more and more people to get to know the actions of the project will enhance the achievement of synergies with national and international education boards and associations. Last but not least, the development of a sustainability plan to establish both innovation and entrepreneurship in HEIs is a key factor in the current implementation period.
DIN-ECO phase 2 has to reach the following Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
- 15 startups/scaleups supported
- 700 students trained
- 70 students mentored
- 45 academic staff members trained
- 18 academic staff members mentored
- 42 non-academic staff members trained
- 16 non-academic staff members mentored
- 7 improved support structures and mechanisms
- 7 new partnerships established
DIN-ECO is supported by HEI Initiative program of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) (cohort 2) and is funded by the European Union.