Url https://www.cimne.com/sgp/rtd/Project.aspx?id=887
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Acronym prodPhD
Project title Social network tools and procedures for developing entrepreneurial skills in PhD programmes
Reference 101005985
Principal investigator Julio GARCIA ESPINOSA - julio@cimne.upc.edu
Start date 01/01/2021 End date 31/12/2022
Coordinator CIMNE
Consortium members
  • UC3M
Program H2020 (2014-2020) Call H2020-SWAFS-2018-2020
Subprogram Science with and for a society Category Europeo
Funding body(ies) EC Grant 59.656,25 €
Abstract The main objective of the prodPhD project is to implement innovative social network-based methodologies for teaching and learning entrepreneurship in PhD programmes. The multidisciplinary teaching and learning methodologies to be developed will allow introducing entrepreneurship education in any PhD programme of a higher education institution, providing students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to engage in entrepreneurial activities. The methodology will be conceived to develop experiential knowledge, involving academics, entrepreneurship experts and mentors in its development and implementation, by taking advantage of the use of customized collaborative social network tools. Besides, the exchange of experience, competences and approaches facilitated by social networking will allow crowdsourcing new ideas, improving training methodologies and stimulating entrepreneurial skills of academics. In particular, the prodPhD project will deliver and demonstrate through different pilot actions a social network-based training methodology, which will include the necessary teaching guidelines and specific “learning by doing” materials for entrepreneurship training, as well as the required prodPhD Online Training Environment (POTE), integrating customized collaborative work and social network solutions. The outcome of the prodPhD project will be openly offered to the higher education community. The prodPhD project is built on the collaboration with five running ERASMUS+ and MSCA-ITN projects, involving fifty higher education institutions from fifteen EU countries (see Table 2). This collaboration will be fundamental for the specific needs and requirements analysis and for the development of the demonstration actions to which all the collaborating institutions will be invited to participate. Furthermore, this cooperation will be the embryo of the European Network of Entrepreneurship Training in PhD Programmes (ENETPP) to be created and promoted in the project.