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Accelerating Entrepreneurial Learning across European Regions

Deliverables

Formation of Advisory Boards

The Advisory Board (AB) will consist of persons who have networks and expertise to advise the consortium on optimising the outreach of the EU-XCeL project. The AB will provide on-going feedback and advice, and create links to important networks in the entrepreneurial eco-system. The AB may be requested to take part in CMC meetings, where appropriate, as well as being consulted individually by the consortium partners. We aim to have 6-8 members in total, many of which will be experienced in ICT international businesses creation and growth.

Local to European recruitment and promotion material

The Start-up Scrums will run in 6 locations with each event hosting multi-nationality teams. It is imperative that an EU-wide campaign occurs in order to promote entrepreneurship, but also internationalisation and pan –European enterprises from the start. The programme must build a brand and promote the programme as a prestigious and high profile international ICT entrepreneurship event. The promotion campaign is a critical element in the recruitment of high calibre ICT students and must happen at a European wide level. The host partners will use their National and International networks to promote the recruitment process. The project also has commitment from affiliate partners such as University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK,

Dissemination report

A report outlining the outputs and achievements of the project.

Policy white paper

Describing the advantages of enabling interregional co-founding at the initial phase in driving EU start-up initiatives. This white paper is expected to have policy implications with regard to the facilitation of a pan-European entrepreneurship culture through pre-company support, by using the EU-XCEL experience as model of multiple level cohesion (regional, sectorial, cultural). The paper will provide policymakers with a new instrument for building connectivity at the individual entrepreneur level within the European entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Public relations strategy and press releases

A publication relations policy, agreed by all members of the consortium, will be put in place, and the operation of this policy will be overseen by the Dissemination work package leader. The primary aims of this policy are to publicise the outcomes or the project and promote ICT Entrepreneurship education. The sub-committee will meet at a special session of the kick off meeting, and again at M6 & M18, either virtually or at plenary meetings. Minutes of the sub-committee meetings will be made available to the consortium.

Event Organisation plan

The Start-up Scrums are a transnational summer school event that forms the bedrock of creating ‘born European’ teams. As all partners are not experienced in running international summer schools it is important that a shared protocol is developed joint curriculum from WP1. This will also help with sustainability and repeatability. As the programme web site will contain the instructions for running a similar event. The events will require extensive local planning.

Report from Momentum Workshop

Describing the planning and operation of the event, specifically outlining the timetable of activities, outcomes and participant learning outcomes stemming from this event. Also included will be the profiles, contributions and rationale for the selection of invited industry experts.

EU-XCeL website.

Establishment of a specific EU-XCeL website at which information is given about aims and objectives, activities, events, results. The websites of the partners will link to the EU-XCeL website and co-publish the public deliverables of the project. Make use of Web 2.0 services to make users aware of and able to get in contact with the consortium and other actors involved in the work of the EU-XCeL project, by establishing contact groups on Facebook and a professional forums.

Data Management Plan

Open Research Data Pilot Report on the data management plan including description of Open Access Repository for all metadata and data generated by EUXCEL

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Publications

ADHD and Fear of Failure: An empirical study exploring their link to New Venture Team performance

Author(s): Organ, D, O'Flaherty, B, and Bogue, J.
Published in: 2016

Intuitive Decision-Making and Deep Level Diversity in Entrepreneurial ICT Teams,

Author(s): Organ, D. and O'Flaherty, B.
Published in: Issue bi-annual, 2016

Towards Born European ICT Enterprises - The Challenges of European ICT Entrepreneurship

Author(s): Brian O'Flaherty, Damien Organ, Maciej Nowak, Anna Padewska, Diego Alonso, Theodora Trachana, Katerina Pramatari, Klaus Sailer and Kristoffer Buch
Published in: 11th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Genoa, Italy, 4-5 September 2017, Issue Annual, 2017

European entrepreneurial learning in information and communication technologies: The EU-xCEL experience in Spain

Author(s): Diego Alonso, Andres Iborra, Pedro Sanchez, Francisco Requena
Published in: 2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2017, Page(s) 655-659
DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2017.7942916

Improving the learning experience and outcomes in entrepreneurial courses

Author(s): Diego Alonso, Juan Pastor, Barbara Alvarez, Tanya Suarez, Igor Tasic
Published in: 2017 IEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2017, Page(s) 1581-1586
DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001482