Report Examines Tech Entrepreneurship Education
Aug 03, 2010
The University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) released a report yesterday examining the state of technology entrepreneurship education around the world. The study encompasses the insights of approximately 20 entrepreneurship educators with engineering and technology backgrounds who gathered for the inaugural symposium of the Global Venture Lab, held during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2009.
The report, Engineering Entrepreneurship Education: Best Practices and Next Steps, reveals:
- How ecosystems influence educational strategies,
- Why university systems designed to promote innovation can stifle it, and,
- Why entrepreneurship education is no longer solely focused on fostering as many student-led ventures as possible.
The roundtable included leading educators from Stanford University; the University of Michigan; the University of Texas, Austin; King Saud University; the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur; Tsinghua University; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH); and the University of Cambridge, among others.
For each of the past two years, the UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has also hosted the A. Richard Newton Global Technology Leaders Conference during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since its establishment in 2005, the CET’s mission has been to equip engineers and scientists with the skills to lead, innovate, and commercialize technology in the global economy. Stay tuned for information on CET’s plans for GEW this November.