INnovative educaTion foR 
sustaInable eNtrepreneurShip 
In Life sCiences

 

THE BACKGROUND

At many Life Science universities in their research degree programmes the development of entrepreneurial competencies is currently not well integrated into the mainstream curriculum at the Bachelor and Master levels. The design of curricular interventions, teachers’ pedagogical methods and assessment criteria for the delivery of sustainable entrepreneurial teaching are underdeveloped. 

As a result a significant latent potential of students’ entrepreneurial innate skills remains untapped.


PROJECT GOAL

Supporting the development of the entrepreneurial potential of students is of special relevance to Life Science Universities whose priorities are for a “smart, sustainable and inclusive” development and utilisation of bio-renewable resources, the sustainable management of the natural resources, the need for food and nutritional security and safety, the enhancement of the economic viability of the food and non-food value chains, and the reduction of poverty – all necessary efforts in order to achieve the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 

Therefore INTRINSIC aims to empower Life Science University teachers to develop their students' Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competencies so as to prepare their graduates to be being effective entrepreneurs and leaders to address the challenges of Europe`s future sustainable prosperity.


PROJECT OUTPUT

INTRINSIC will deliver five innovative intellectual outputs (O1 to O5).

O1: An open modular interactive ePlatform to develop teaching and assessment activities for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences, to collaborate and develop a professional learning network and teaching portfolio, supported also by a mobile App.
O2: A mobile APP to monitor entrepreneurial-related activities of students
O3: A design tool for teaching Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences
O4: A train-the-trainer staff development module 
O5: An online case study collection and good practice examples as support and guidance for teachers using the INTRINSIC ePlatform.

PROJECT TEAM

The project team consists of 9 partners working towards the establishment of sustainable enterpreneurship education at European Life Science Universities.

1. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, BOKU (Coordinator)

2. Agricultural University Athens, AUA

3. Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara a Banatului "Regele Mihai I al Romaniei" din Timisoara, BUAS

4. University of Ghent, UGent

5. University of Helsinki, UH

6. The Association for European Life Science Universities, ICA

7. University of Teramo, UNITE

8.Wageningen University, WU

9. University of Zagreb, UNIZG



RESOURCES

Connected Educator App
Entrepreneur App
Teaching Design Tool
Online Training Module
Case studies
Webinars

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Six transnational project meetings and one final international conference will be organized by INTRINSIC.


PUBLICATIONS

Here the publications of the INTRINSIC project will be listed.