August 19, 2016

The main objective of the SEC2U events is to showcase the commitment of European universities to create a strong culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that is spreading in the university community. And as result transferring it to the society by creating startups and spinoffs with high added value, based on knowledge and technological development.

Date: 17-20 October

Wednesday 17th October – An introduction to entrepreneurship and digital start-ups

Thursday 20th October – Google Hangout: Interactive Discussion; International and collaborative partnerships in entrepreneurship education


Place: University of Sheffield, Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL, United Kingdom

Startify  Sheffield

Place: University of Sheffield, Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL, United Kingdom

Monday 17th October

10:00-12:00 – An introduction to entrepreneurship and digital start-ups

This 2 hour workshop is for students with an interest in learning the basics of entrepreneurship, business and digital startups.

You will have an interest in technology and digital health. You will be someone who likes to come up with ideas, work with others and enjoys a challenge.  Does this sound like you?

The 2 hour practical workshops hosted by the University of Sheffield will introduce the current thinking and ideas within the fast paced world of digital entrepreneurship and ehealth.

Workshops will be delivered by either academics, industry specialists and entrepreneurs who will set a real world problem that require digital solutions. Students will form teams to design an app that offers a solution to this real world problem. They will produce a lean business plan and deliver a pitch to a panel of judges.

Thursday 20th October
Google Hangout: Interactive Discussion

10:00-11:00 – International and collaborative partnerships in entrepreneurship education

This interactive webinar will focus on the challenges and opportunities that a collaborative and international approach to entrepreneurship education offers.

It will focus on a current programme of entrepreneurial summer academies, STARTIFY7, and include the perspectives of educators, early stage entrepreneurs and programme organisers.

Drawing on important insights gained over the duration of the 2 year programme, the webinar will share feedback from investors, industry specialists, universities, the business community and students.

Seminar overview

Section 1: Introduction and context setting, why do we need to collaborate? Kate Penney

Section 2: Entrepreneurship education and international perspectives that promote innovation. Miguel Perez Valls

Section 3: How international collaborations add value for early stage entrepreneurs. Ms Opeoluwa Ashimi

Section 4: Question and answer session

Summary and conclusion

About the Speakers

Dr Miguel Pérez Valls – Associate Professor: Universidad de Almería

Miguel is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Almeria, Spain. His research is focussed in organisational innovation, especially in analysing how organisational practices can develop capabilities such as flexibility, learning and innovation. Miguel was the project lead for the STARTIFY7 summer academy in augmented reality.

Kate Penney – STARTIFY7

Kate is the project coordinator of STARTIFY7 and PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield. As an experienced lecturer and project manager she is especially interested in collaborative approaches to curriculum design, especially those that promote the skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with entrepreneurship education.

Ms Opeoluwa Ashimi Co-founder/ CEO M’Care Project UK

Opeoluwa, a STARTIFY7 winning participant, is a result-oriented professional, passionate about the healthcare industry. After garnering experience in hospital (primary to tertiary care) and community care systems, she has observed the need for innovative business models that take advantage of advances in digital technology to improve healthcare systems and redefine the needed structures in neglected populations. Focusing on Bottom of Pyramid markets and Low to Medium Income populations (BOP-LMIs), she believes frontier solutions can address the global challenge of healthcare access with the imminent need to lower costs for maximal social impact.
Project M’Care (an EU Commission Digital Health Award winner) is an example. Read about M’Care

Do you have any doubts?

Contact us at:

Professor Tim Vorley, University of Sheffield

Kate KL Penne, University of Sheffield