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4th Teaching Innovation & Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards 2018: An Anthology of Case Histories
Edited by Dan Remenyi ISBN: 978-1-911218-96-8
Innovation and entrepreneurship skills are important issues which need to be mastered today to produce an effective 21st century society. Some universities offer degrees or other courses in these subjects, whilst others incorporate these topics in a variety of different degrees. But whatever approach the university takes these topics are quite challenging to teach, and also difficult to research. Courses and modules on these subjects are often quite theoretical and often they neither deliver the practical knowhow required nor do they inspire our students to become innovators or entrepreneurs. Fortunately some good work is being done in this field in various parts of the world and this annual competition highlights such initiatives.
The response this year to the fourth Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards has reflected the innovative initiatives in place in many parts of the world. With 29 initial submissions from 15 countries and 20 competitors were invited to send in a full case history describing their initiative. The range of subjects written about in the case histories has certainly been extensive and the panel of expert judges had their job cut out for them to find the most interesting case histories and short list them to the finalists published in this anthology.
The 11 authors or groups of authors have been invited to present their work at the European Conferences on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Aveiro, Portugal. The topics which will be addressed are listed in the Contents page of this book.
I would like to thank all the contributors to this book for the excellent work which has been done towards developing new and interesting ways of teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship. And of course it is also important to thank the individuals who constituted our panel of expert judges.