Adam Smith Business School leads on €1.2m project to develop data-driven entrepreneurship

Head shot of Professor Dominic Chalmers

Adam Smith Business School leads on €1.2m project to develop data-driven entrepreneurship

The Business School is leading a new €1.2m project to develop data-driven entrepreneurship across a consortium of EU universities.

The work aims to develop partner Universities entrepreneurship capacity, increase the volume of student and staff start-ups, and upskill roles that support innovation and commercialisation.

The work will cover everything from agri-tech and the space sector, through to precision medicine and fintech.

Partners include Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Corvinus University in Budapest and industry partners such as, Fintech Scotland, ARM Advanced RISC Machines, Barclays Eagle Labs and Censis.

The project, called Accelerate Entrepreneurship Education in Europe (Accelerate-EEE) is led by Adam Smith Business School’s Professor Dominic Chalmers as Principle Investigator, with Dr Nick Quinn, Professor Jillian Gordon, Professor Niall MacKenzie and Ed Green.

Professor Dominic Chalmers said: “I am delighted to be leading a consortium of excellent European universities that are committed to enhancing opportunities for staff and students to launch the next generation of data-driven start-ups.”

The project team is delighted with the response to its initial activities. Around 600 staff and students have applied for a place on the ‘Building a data-driven start-up’ module that teaches practical tools to become a digital entrepreneur. This will run again in 2023 for those unable to participate this year. There will also be opportunities for academic and professional services staff to develop their capacity to embed entrepreneurship support in their activities.

The project is funded from the EIT HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. 

First published: 13 October 2022

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