Pilot testing of EEE Teaching Modules at MCI during Innolab Boot Camp
On 3rd May 2017 the MCI Innolab in cooperation with EEE project, CAST, I.E.C.E.T, and the Startup.Tirol was launched in Innsbruck, Tyrol.
During a six week Boot Camp MCI students had the possibility to work on and to bring forward their entrepreneurial ideas to the next level. With the professional support from coaches and experts from MCI, CAST, I.E.C.E.T., and Startup.Tirol eight participating student teams worked together in order to learn more about commercializing inventions, and starting up a company. All teams had been coached and mentored individually to foster their entrepreneurial ideas and visions.
The Boot Camp approach was adopted as a tool out of the Entrepreneurship Toolkit and included among others the module on Business Model Canvas. On 4th July 2017 at the end of the Innolab the teams presented their ideas and concepts during a pitching event. The best three teams had the possibility to participate in the I.E.C.T. (Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge-Tirol) Summer School organized by Herman Hauser and his team. The I.E.C.T. international Summer School program on entrepreneurship has been held from 17th to 23rd August 2017, where a number of 27 international inventors with entrepreneurial ideas and the intention to launch a start-up have participated.
The Innolab at MCI was a first initiative in cooperation with Startup.Tirol and the EEE Regional Alliance development.
Pilot testing of EEE Teaching Modules at MCI during Innopun(s)ch workshop
On 1st December 2017 MCI and Werkstaette Wattens organized the Innopun(s)ch workshop at ‘Base EINS’, the temporary start-up hub in the center of Innsbruck. The Werkstaette Wattens is an international business and creative center for founders, start-ups, and service providers at various stages of development, focusing on technology, innovation, and the creation of regional value and sustainable growth.
During this event 20 participants with different backgrounds in entrepreneurship came together to discuss the latest topics in the field of innovation management. A special focus has been laid on interactivity and practice to not only understand, but even more to ‘feel’, ‘experience’ and ‘touch’ innovation. In this context modules from the Entrepreneurship Teaching Toolkit such as the Marshmallow Challenge and Collaboration Game have been introduced and tested.
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