Work programme 2009-2012
EIT Youth and Entrepreneurship Conference
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) organised a conference on 19-21 October 2011 in Cracow - Poland, which addressed "Youth and Entrepreneurship - Drivers of Innovation".
The EIT conference “Youth and Entrepreneurship – Drivers of Innovation” will bring together entrepreneurial students with entrepreneurial role models, representatives from the EIT/KICs community, academia, businesses and policy makers to interact in an open, creative and inspirational way.
Discussions will focus on various fields of importance for future entrepreneurs such as developing ideas, transforming them into a business and securing access to finance. Students will be offered the opportunity to learn from inspiring role-models about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. They will also get more insights on the EIT and KICs’ entrepreneurship and education activities.
The overall aim of the conference is to empower students and young entrepreneurs, whilst at the same time receiving input to further develop the EIT’s entrepreneurship and education agenda. Moreover, the conference will help student participants to identify with and start thinking like entrepreneurs, in their respective area of knowledge.
Name of the person attending the event: Ligia Deca
Contribution made: Speaker in the Panel session 1: Synergies between European education initiatives Speaker in the Panel session 1: Synergies between European education initiatives