Engaging internationally Enterprise Education: Case Study of Keele University working with Georgian Technical University

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 09/06/2022


Engaging internationally Enterprise Education: Case Study of Keele University working with Georgian Technical University

Thursday 9th June 2022, 9:30 – 12:00

Online

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear about the partnership created between Keele University and Georgian Technical University, its challenges and expansion of the project team
  • Consider international knowledge exchange opportunities
  • Discuss challenges of international knowledge exchange and possible solutions

Summary

This workshop is designed to share examples of good from the partnership created between Keele University and Georgian Technical University which is now in its fifth year.  Created in response to a call from the Georgian government for reform in its social and economic policies including labour market and educational policies, this partnership was designed to:

1) Support the development of a framework for entrepreneurial learning.

2) Increase understanding of what works through a comprehensive investigation into an existing provider model.

3) Encourage teaching and training innovation and infrastructure development by introducing incentives/rewards.

4) Ensure coherence and increased capacity through the development of an Enterprise Programme

5) Popularise and promote the learning of English among GTU students and SMEs.

This workshop will give an overview of the activity undertaken by the partnership including ‘training the trainers’ and new course creation and some of the unexpected outcomes of the working relationship and challenges encountered.

We will then move onto lessons learnt, expansion to other areas of the institution and our plans for the next steps to sustain this partnership.

We encourage an open dialogue throughout and will include an open discussion about international knowledge in entrepreneurial and enterprise education and sustainability for future projects given our reliance on external funding sources in the UK.

Speakers

  • Emma Bonfiglio – Research and Innovation Advisor, Smart Innovation Hub, Keele University
  • Dr Colin Rigby – Reader and Director of Enterprise, Keele Business School
  • Dr Nick Gostik, Director of Smart Innovation Hub, Keele University
  • Dr Boris Gitolendia –Associate Professor at the department of Transport and Industry Management. International Project Manager, Georgian Technical University
  • Luka Kemoklidze – Horizon Europe Institutional Coordinator / International projects manager, Georgian Technical University.

This event is free to attend for EEUK members and £100 for others.

AGENDA (subject to change) 

9:30 – 9:35 Welcome from EEUK

Rob Edwards, Head of Business Development and Marketing at EEUK

9:35 – 9:40 Event Introduction and agenda run-through

Emma Bonfiglio, Research and Innovation Advisor, Keele University

9:40 – 9:50 Keynote Speech – Enterprise at Keele

Dr Colin Rigby, Director of Enterprise, Keele University

9:50 – 10:05

 

Project background and Georgian Technical University Perspective

Dr Boris Gitolendia, Associate Professor and Luka Kemoklidze, Horizon Europe Institutional Coordinator, Georgian Technical University

10:05 – 10:15 Project Outcomes and Challenges

Emma Bonfiglio, Research and Innovation Advisor, Keele University

10:15 -10:25 Plans for the Future – Keele, Georgia and beyond

Keele University and Georgian Technical University

10:25 – 11:00 International Knowledge Exchange Panel Discussion

·      Dr Colin Rigby, Director of Enterprise, Keele University

·      Dr Nick Gostik, Director of Smart Innovation Hub, Keele University

·      Dr Boris Gitolendia, Associate Professor, Georgian Technical University

·      Luka Kemoklidze, Horizon Europe Institutional Coordinator, Georgian Technical University

11:00 – 11:15 15min Break
11:15 – 11:25 Introduction to Breakout discussions – Integrating main themes from panel discussion
11:25 – 11:40 Breakout Discussions
11:40 – 11:50 Sharing highlights from the discussions
11:50 – 12:00 Event Wrap Up

Attendee details

Ticket Type Price Spaces
EEUK Members £0.00
Non Members £100.00