Tuesday, 27 February 2018

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome remarks by the European Commission and the OECD
10:00 - 10:40 Rectors keynote addresses
Two rectors will present rationales for the “Innovative & Entrepreneurial higher education institution”, key achievements, challenges, success factors and future plans.
10:40 - 11:10 Kick-off: Student HEInnovate Hack (HEI-Hack!)
30 students from 30 higher education institutions from across the European Union will participate in a 10-hour hackathon to work on changes that will make European HEIs more entrepreneurial and innovative.
11:10 - 11:30 Tea & Coffee
11:30 - 12:00 “Cold calling” – How do you see the innovative and entrepreneurial potential of your HEI?
A poll-animated discussion about HEInnovate and a presentation of key features of the online tool.
12:00 - 13:15 HEInnovate and its use
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.
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Ruse University, Bulgaria
  • Babes-Bolyai Univiersity, Romania
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Parallel Sessions
  • Entrepreneurship & innovation in higher education
    Presentation of the HEI Leader Survey and results from the HEInnovate country reviews.
  • HEI-Hack!
    Mixed students teams ideate novel initiatives to make HEIs more innovative & entrepreneurial. Pitch presentations by the student teams on day 2
  • Speed-dating HEI practice: Peer-learning to innovate
    Twenty HEIs will present good practice initiatives in terms of:
    • What works and why?
    • Challenges and ways to overcome them
    • Success factors
    • Lessons learned
  • Taking Action – HEInnovate beyond self-assessment
    HEIs are invited to present strategic initiatives or ideas to take action in one or more of the HEInnovate dimensions.
  • Digital transformation of higher education
    Expert input and moderated discussion about the relevance of digitalisation for higher education in terms of knowledge exchange, organisational capacity, education, research, internationalisation, etc.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea & Coffee
16:30 - 18:00 Parallel Sessions continued
  • HEInnovate Policy Learning Network (closed session)
    Representatives from the HEInnovate review countries will discuss rationale, topics and mechanisms to organise an international network to enhance policy learning and a HEI good practice exchange.
  • Student HEInnovate Hack (continues until 19:00)
  • Speed-dating HEI practice – peer-learning to innovate (continued)
  • Taking action – HEInnovate beyond self-assessment (continued)
    This session would address the topic of “supporting the evaluation of entrepreneurship education programmes in HE”
  • Digital transformation of higher education (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
Pitch presentations by student teams about 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
Presentation by the OECD and the EC.
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 by the European Commission and the OECD