Transfer, configuration and development of multidisciplinary model for promoting entrepreneurship in VET and higher education


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Entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in an environment different from traditional places of study and work with the first "Innovation Camp" at the University of Pisa, which took place on Wednesday, May 28th at the Polo Fibonacci.

The students were able to experience a different way of teaching, participating in a day in which they were asked to solve case studies in an innovative way, by developing the ability to work in teams and give space to creativity. 

36 students participated from different degree courses -mainly from engineering, economics, and science- and divided into four groups, have carried out the activities of the "Camp" immersed in an informal and relaxed environment, designed to promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas through interaction between people from different disciplinary groups.


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The day was based on a detailed program and the creative process has followed the well-defined phases: in the first part of the day the participants performed team building activities to introduce themselves, know each other and start working together. 

Then, two business cases, provided by the consultancy company Altran Italia, have been submitted to the teams: the first concerned a multinational company specialized in the production of biomedical equipment that was considering the idea to provide an assistance device for blind people; the second, proposed by a hypothetical company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of wines, asked to develop a new product, making use of new information technologies and electronic equipment, enabling it to find all the relevant information to ensure and certify the quality of the product, as well as the geographical traceability and variety. 

After an intensive activity of brainstorming, each team has chosen an idea formulating a brief conceptual description and then moved on to the definition of the Business Model, in which they specified the potential of the idea. The teams finally worked on the production of the material needed to present the idea (using slides, video and even drawings) to the final pitch performed in front of the jury presided over by the Vice Rector for Applied Research and Innovation, Paolo Ferragina, which has declared the winning team. 

The Innovation Camp, organized by the Research Sector and the Job Placement Service of the University of Pisa, has been coordinated by the researcher of the University Gualtiero Fantoni.


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Here are some video interviews to the Innovation Camp participants posted on the YouTube channel of the University:

CEDIT IEPL IDEA Universidad de Sevilla BD Center AMSP ČR Università di Pisa Regione Toscana VŠFS