HEInnovate Webinar ''Social and sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation" on 5 November 2020

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HEInnovate is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture and the OECD LEED Forum. It is a free self assessment tool for all kinds of higher education.

The second HEInnovate webinar (with - amongst others - Technequality consortium members Raymond Montizaan and Cornelia Suta as speakers)  puts select themes of the recent University-Business Forum in the spotlight by discussing new forms of university-business collaboration focusing on social and sustainable development and innovation, and the consequences of technological innovations for the European labour markets. The contributors will describe their work and highlight key research findings along the following questions:

  • What are the implications for skills’ investments in different scenarios for jobs’ and skills’ needs till 2030 in the automation industries? What are the potential threats for labour market participation caused by new technological innovations and changes such as artificial intelligence?
  • Which sustainability issues are the most important? Do environmental concerns vary in different parts of the world? How are sustainability issues related to each other?
  • The “Green Transition” represent one of the largest challenges faced by society now and for the coming generations. What are the opportunities of addressing such challenge in terms of breakthrough innovations, new venture creation, as well as demanding and fostering new collaborations and partnerships internationally and often in a cross-sectoral environment?

The 75 min long webinar will take place on Thursday, the 5th November at 5pm CET. 

The discussion will be moderated by Fiona Godsman, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Institute of Enterprise (SIE), the national organisation for promoting and supporting enterprise skills and entrepreneurship in Scotland's universities and colleges.  The moderated discussion will engage:

  • Raymond Montizaan, Research leader and Associate professor at Maastricht University and Cornelia Suta, Project Manager at Cambridge Econometrics, members of the Technequality project and who will reflect on their research focused on labour market needs and skills forecasting
  • Dr Frans Stel, managing consultant at CreateNewBusiness, senior research associate at the University of Twente (NL) and visiting professor at Yamaguchi University, Japan. Frans is one of the academic leaders of the Erasmus+ funded Scale-up for Sustainability (S4S) project, which is aimed at developing innovative business models and new teaching modules in green venturing. He will provide insight into the integrative understanding they developed of the critical success factors of implementing sustainable development as part of the ‘Agenda for the Future’ project
  • Mikkel Trym, co-founder of joint university-business innovations centres in the Copenhagen metropole. Mikkel is the entrepreneurial lead for the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Programme in the Nordic countries and will focus on the “green transitions” and how HEIs can take part in building new partnerships, creating new innovations, and building the sustainable innovation ecosystems, that deliver mutual benefits to all stakeholders 

Join us and contribute to the discussion. Please register for the webinar on the HEInnovate website by clicking on this link.