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A TEAM-BUILDING, THEMATICALLY-FOCUSED AND LEAN-TRAINING SUMMER ACADEMY SYSTEM FOR YOUNG FUTURE ICT ENTREPRENEURS

Objective

An innovative training structure focused on addressing the limited capability of young European ICT future entrepreneurs is needed. This is a challenging task, since existing European ICT entrepreneurship training initiatives are characterised by a general fragmentation and a lack of a ‘learning-by-doing’ training approach. STARTIFY7 is an innovative and ambitious project aiming to go beyond the state-of-the-art and create strong synergies with existing initiatives and projects. It suggests a unique approach to ICT entrepreneurial education for the youth, with the following objectives: 1) Perform a thorough Training Needs Analysis for the future ICT entrepreneurs. 2) Embed a team-building process within a lean-training structure. 3) Establish an effective network of trainers. 4) Create innovative lean-training curricula with thematic ICT focus. 5) Ignite competition and strong synergies with existing initiatives. 6) Disseminate, exploit and ensure long-term sustainability.
The innovative outcomes of the project are the following: 1) Seven Summer Academies in 7 different European cities within a timeframe of two sequential summers (i.e. 2015 and 2016). 2) Seven lean-training and thematically-focused training curricula, embedding a strong team-building process. 3) An integrated network of trainers focused on hands-on and real-world knowledge transfer. 4) A competition based on the best performing teams after the completion of each round of summer academies. 5) Complement, extend and enrich similar existing actions. 6) A centralized social networking service. 7) ECTS credits provision. 8) An integrated exploitation and sustainability plan with the aim of making STARTIFY7 a long-term viable Summer Academy.
STARTIFY7 will aim for 1.400 applications from potential entrepreneurs, 280 student participants, 90 produced demos, 70 engaged teachers/coaches/mentors, 2 boot-camps with 63 participants, 10 VC/angels investors engaged, and, 16 investment-ready proposals.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 230 661

Participants (11)

ASSOCIAZIONE TRENTO RISE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 852,50
Address
Via Rodolfo Belenzani 12
38122 Trento

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Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 077,50
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 114 551
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KENTRO EREVNON NOTIOANATOLIKIS EVROPIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
Proxenou Koromila 24
54622 Thessaloniki

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Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 157 750
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET EKONOMICZNY W KATOWICACH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Ulica 1 Maja 50
40 287 Katowice

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 47 437,50
Address
Rue Vautier 54
1050 Bruxelles

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Other
UNTERNEHMERTUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 69 147
Address
Lichtenbergstrasse 6
85748 Garching

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Other
TECH TOUR EUROPE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 88 615,62
Address
Avenue Des Arts 56
1000 Bruxelles

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCUBATION FOR GROWTH AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 58 975
Address
Odos Antonis Tritsis 21 Pylaia
57001 Thessaloniki

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE HUB INNOVAZIONE TRENTINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 710
Address
Piazza Giannantonio Manci 17
38123 Trento

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Research Organisations