SGroup General Assembly 2014 - Universitat Politècnica de València

6 November, 2014 - 14:00 to 8 November, 2014 - 18:00
The SGroup General Assembly and Liaison Officers meeting 2014 took place at the Universitat Politècnica de València on 7-8 November 2014.
This year’s General Assembly under the title Developing Entrepreneurial Universities for Sustainable Future. Issues and impacts for the SGroup Network was devoted to the question of entrepreneurial universities as an organisational model that can help universities develop innovative links between the “research” and “education” missions as well as strengthen partnerships with entrepreneurship support providers and sources of financing.
The concept of entrepreneurial universities was explored in more detail in a series of keynote speeches and case study presentations. The programme wasstructured around three major pillars: education, research and entrepreneurial activities. External and internal factors were analysed that condition a fertile environment for organisational entrepreneurship.
The event also marked the 25th anniversary of the SGroup, formally brought to life in 1989, providing an opportunity to reflect on the past and look into the future of the network in an entrepreneurial spirit at the joint session of General Assembly Representatives and Liaison Officers.

On behalf of the SGroup Network and the host institutional of the General Assembly 2014, Universitat Politècnica de València, we would like to thank all participants for their contribution to this successful meeting.


Special thanks go to Prof. Francisco Mora, Rector of the Universitat Politècnica de València, Dr. Maria Boquera, Francisco Gómez Catalá for their hospitality and an impeccable organisation with the support of Rosa Lluch, Marta Guillen and Victoria Chugreeva.


We also thank our keynotes speakers, Sergion Arzeni from OECD,  Jacek Guliński from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Juliet Edwards and Lorenza Gambacorta from the European Commission and Paul Temple from the University of London for their experts’ views on the question of the entrepreneurial universities. Jolien Coenraets from Ghent University, Josep Manel Ricart Pla from Rovira i Virgili University, Anja Linge Valberg from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Javier Orozco from  Universitat Politècnica de València who delivered inspiring presentations of their institutional practices in incorporating entrepreneurial approaches into education and science.

Please view the presentations of speakers below.
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GA14 Agenda Final.pdf (510 KB)Download
Research and Innovation at NTNU.pdf (352.5 KB)Download
HEInnovate.pdf (502.65 KB)Download
Building transatlantic collaboration for excellence in doctoral education.pdf (1.53 MB)Download
Entrepreneurial university – how to do it.pdf (193.03 KB)Download
Dare to Venture 2014 - Valencia.pdf (1.08 MB)Download
Raising awareness of Internationalisation.pdf (609.96 KB)Download
Promoting Entrepreneurship and Business Creation.pdf (1.8 MB)Download
Erasmus Mundus A2 Outcomes to Build on.pdf (3.13 MB)Download