Over the three day period a selection of academic staff from Albanian partner universities got to experience the concept of the entrepreneurship innovation camp and act as students. The camp was organised by Brahea Centre at the University of Turku and European partners from Ireland and Spain.
Entrepreneurial skills for a modern education in Albania (EntrAL) project seeks to support the employability of young graduates through entrepreneurship education. One of the things introduced to the Albanian partner universities are innovation camps as an innovation service for the universities or as part of the teaching curriculum.
In order to experience the camp first-hand and to gain transferable skills to organize similar activities in their own universities, an innovation camp was held at the University of Turku on November 9th-11th for members of faculty of the Albanian partner universities.
Similar to how students would be tasked, the participants developed and presented business ideas in teams starting on the first day. Out of the pitches given, a winning team to the challenge was announced on the last day of the camp, as per the concept of the innovation camp.
- In addition to getting to try out the camp themselves, this training visit also introduced other approaches to teaching entrepreneurship and fostering entrepreneurial skills, tells project coordinator Vesa Hautala from Brahea Centre at the University of Turku.
Representatives from the Albanian Ministry also took part in the training to better understand the requirements for a national implementation and the methods used.