Kick-off meeting for the project ”Student Business e-Academy” was held on October 26 and 27 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Split. Project SBeA was submitted to the Call for proposals in 2015 within Erasmus+ Key activity 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education. Envisaged duration of the project is 24 months, beginning on October 1, 2015. University of Split is project coordinator, while Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation and Universidad de Málaga are project partners.
The main goal of the SBeA project is to produce a high-quality, personalized e-learning program for young entrepreneurs/students interested in entrepreneurship in order to provide them with necessary resources to bring their business ideas to life as well as to prepare them for entering the market. Participants will acquire key entrepreneurial skills, knowledge about market, and develop their interpersonal and intercultural skills. The program and collaborative working spaces for users of the program will be available through a customized virtual platform, promoting access to and learning through Open Educational Resources (OER). Therefore, project stimulates a new way of learning and teaching through digital content and use of virtual resources, helping students to acquire digital skills, connect classrooms and digital devices and content, increasing efficiency and equity in education. SBeA combines customized support through mentorship and personalized learning for participants which is one of the main benefits of this program. Project value is 236.400,00 €, out of which 226.400,00 € is co-funded by the European Commission.
Kick-off meeting was held to set the project milestones and confirm the project roles, tasks, responsibilities, deadlines and budget of each partner. Financial and administrative management plan, and dissemination plan were presented at the meeting and the special attention was paid to the intellectual outputs discussion. Partners exchanged their institutions’ previous experiences regarding student entrepreneurship that could contribute to successful realization of SBeA project and improve the project results.
Meeting was attended by the representatives of all three partner institutions, as well as Vice-rector for Science and International Cooperation of the University of Split, Prof. Alen Soldo, PhD – SbeA project manager – and Vice-dean for Science and International Cooperation of the Faculty of Economics (University of Split), Prof. Maja Fredotović, PhD. Partners agreed that the meeting was successful – an agreement among the partners was reached concerning many important issues.
First generation of ‘’Student Business e-Academy’’ attendants will start with the activities at the conference in August 2016 and continue in October 2016. Also, during the live-streamed ‘’Multiplier event’’ in August 2016 project activities will be disseminated: e-Academy program, digital platform and digital start-up game created within the project will be presented.
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