City of Glasgow College has been awarded a grant through the Scottish Ecosystem Fund 2023-24 to host a Summit on Entrepreneurship Education.

The two-day event, which will take place on 11 and 12 March 2024, will be supported by the Scottish Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange (Scottish IKE) and will be attended by Entrepreneurship trainers from Vocational Education providers from across the EU. The focus of the Summit will be to share best practice, explore new approaches to delivering Entrepreneurship Education and hear from industry experts.

Participants will review existing Entrepreneurship training provisions and identify any gaps in the curriculum. The event will provide a platform to showcase best practices from across the Continent, discuss the most appropriate pedagogical approaches on how to train educators to deliver effective Entrepreneurship training and discuss strategies around employer engagement.

The key topics of discussion during this trans-national Summit will include:

  • Value creation as the core of entrepreneurial activity.
  • Developing an entrepreneurial mindset among students.
  • Developing core entrepreneurial competencies among students
  • Developing pedagogical approaches for entrepreneurial education
  • Preparing educators to deliver effective entrepreneurial education

Susan Watson, European Funding Officer at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We are delighted that Scottish Enterprise awarded the college this grant to host our inaugural EU Entrepreneurship summit. We value our partnerships across the EU and to have the opportunity to bring them to Glasgow means we will not only learn from our EU counterparts, but we can also showcase the strengths that Scotland has in Entrepreneurship education and support.

We hope that the Summit will strengthen the quality of Entrepreneurship training across our network of partners, enabling the creation of a new generation of young entrepreneurs”.

Roy Gardner, Vice Principal – Corporate Development & Innovation at City of Glasgow College, said:

“At City of Glasgow College, we aim to be a valued partner of both the Glasgow City Innovation District and the Glasgow City region, supporting the national economy, and the international learning community. This successful Scottish Ecosystem Fund 2023-24 means we can further collaborate with our regional, and EU partners, on how Entrepreneurship can be a driver of growth.

Placing students at its heart, the Summit will not only enable a more aligned and relevant approach to delivering Entrepreneurship training, it also provides valuable resources to build the knowledge and capacity of our lecturers and trainers to strengthen the quality of provision in this area.”