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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

08:30 - 09:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 10:00
 
 
Welcome remarks
by Jens Nymand Christensen, Acting Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture and Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
10:00 - 10:40 keynote
Rianne Letschert, Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University in The Netherlands, and Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, Rector of the University of Porto in Portugal, will present rationales for the “Innovative & Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institution”, key achievements, challenges, success factors and future plans.
10:40 - 10:55 Kick-off: HEI-Hack! 30 students from 30 higher education institutions
European Union will work in mixed teams on ideas that will make European HEIs more entrepreneurial and innovative. Coaches from Belgium, Spain, Poland, Portugal and Wales will support the teams.
10:55 - 11:15 “Cold calling” - HEI-Hack! Students meet with participants and HEInnovate Facilitators.
11:15 - 11:40 Tea & Coffee
11:40 - 12:00 How do you see the innovative and entrepreneurial potential of your HEI?
A discussion about HEInnovate and a presentation of key features of the self-assessment tool.
12:00 - 13:15 HEInnovate and its use
Moderated panel discussion with six higher education institutions that have been using HEInnovate for strategy design, programme implementation and strategic dialogue with key stakeholders on purpose, process, obstacles & key success factors.
  • Annemarie McHugh from the Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Steve Stevens from the University of Ghent, Belgium
  • Adina Fodor from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Daniel Pavlov from Ruse University, Bulgaria
  • Katja Lahikainen from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Barbara Gabriel from the University of Aveiro, Portugal
Moderator: Andrew Harrison, Learning Studio
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Parallel Sessions
  • APPROACHES TO EVALUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
  • SPEED-DATING HEI PRACTICE – PEER-LEARNING TO INNOVATE (SESSION WITH TWO PARTS)
  • TAKING ACTION – HEINNOVATE BEYOND SELF-ASSESSMENT
  • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION (SESSION IN TWO PARTS)
  • HEI-HACK! (CONTINUES UNTIL 18:00)
16:00 - 16:30 Tea & Coffee
16:30 - 18:00 Parallel Sessions continued
  • POLICY LEARNING NETWORK (CLOSED SESSION FOR MINISTRY REPRESENTATIVES OF COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING IN THE HEINNOVATE COUNTRY REVIEWS)
  • SPEED-DATING HEI PRACTICE – PEER-LEARNING TO INNOVATE (CONTINUED)
  • TAKING ACTION – HEINNOVATE BEYOND SELF-ASSESSMENT IN AFRICA, SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA
  • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION (continued)
  • HEI-HACK! (continued)
18:00 - 18:45 Arts meet Entrepreneurship – Wrapping-up the day in a different Way
19:00 - 21:30 Reception & Networking Dinner

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

09:00 Opening
09:40 - 10:40 HEI-Hack! What to change in higher education: The student perspective.
5 student teams will present their ideas on how to make HEIs more innovative and entrepreneurial.
10:40 - 11:10 Tea & Coffee
11:10 - 11:30 Key findings from the first round of HEInnovate country reviews , Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Special Adviser to the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD.
11:30 - 12:45
 
Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation through higher education – What role for public policy?
Roundtable with high-level policy representatives from the HEInnovate country reviews
12:45 - 13:00 Closing remarks, Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva,Director, European Commission
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch