NORDTEK Entrepreneurship Conference - Educating Change Agents

Trondheim / Gløshaugen Campus, NTNU
Norway 26 October 2017
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Nordtek Entrepreneurship Conference - Educating Change Agents.

The Centre for Excellence in Education, Engage, invites educators from all Nordic technical universities to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in ​Trondheim for the annual Nordtek Entrepreneurship Conference.

An informal conference where you can meet fellow educators, share ideas and experiences. Being held for the first time in Norway, the Nordtek Entrepreneurship Conference is a great opportunity for local industry to engage in developing change agent education for a better future.

12.00 - Welcome to NTNU and Engage
12:30 Keynote 1 - Industry Bård Benum (Powel) & Ståle Svenning (Trønderenergi) What mindsets and skills are needed in the future - How can students with entrepreneurial mindsets be better suited for future challenges // How can the industry contribute to the development of entrepreneurial mindsets in students.
13:10 Keynote 2 - Educator Martin Steinert (TrollLabs NTNU) Methodology and pedagogy for educating change agents - Engaging students
13:50 Keynote 3 - Researcher Per Blenker (Aarhus University) Education Through Entrepreneurship. Developments of Through education in the PACE project and experiences from Through education for students of Business, Creative Arts and Theology.

14:30 Break

15:00 Working / Discussion groups
a) Entrepreneurship education Entrepreneurship education - Spark* NTNU Synne Marie Sollie Entrepreneurship education - Student to student consulting : How Spark* NTNU work
b) “Coworking” Rögnvaldur J. Sæmundsson (University of Iceland) and Marius Thorvaldsen (WorkWork) How can coworking spaces collaborate with universities and colleges on entrepreneurship education ? // How can coworking spaces serve as a soft landing platform for students when they leave the university with a startup ? // Coworking spaces as a hub for collaboration between students across borders
16:00 Closing time
18:00 - Dinner

Engage will develop education for students from all disciplines and professions who will constantly challenge accepted truths and innovate for the better, in both private and public sectors.

Engage is a consortium consisting of the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, Nord University Business School, NTNU Experts in Teamwork, TrollLABS and Spark NTNU. These excellent educational programs are each characterized by learning in which students develop projects in the real world and reflect upon their processes. Students in these programs commit to engaging in their learning, taking responsibility for their own learning, and sharing knowledge within a learning community of fellow students, previous students and faculty.

Engage will combine, develop and disseminate action-based learning, student-to-student learning, collaborative skills, rapid prototyping and student engagement. We will provide train-the-trainer courses and activities for students in all disciplines in order to increase the number of students in higher education with entrepreneurial skills.

NORDTEK is a network of the Rectors and Deans of the Technical Universities in the five Nordic countries. Membership requires that you have to have a background in advanced engineering up to the Master’s level and PhD in a technical research field. The members represent 27 universities, more than 120,000 students, teachers and researchers.

The conference and dinner afterwards are free to both members and non-members of Nordtek, but we need to know how many that want to join for dinner, so please choose the right ticket type.

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