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Cambridge hosts the 2012 European Entrepreneurship Colloquium


The entrepreneurial equivalent of the Olympics for entrepreneurship educators

The University of Cambridge is gearing up to host academic experts from across Europe and the world for the European Entrepreneurship Colloquium (EEC) 2012 programme from the 8th to 14th July 2012 at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The European Entrepreneurship Colloquium (EEC) is an intensive, one-week residential programme specifically designed for European professors and educators who are seeking to integrate more effective, appropriate and interactive approaches, as well as practical skills in teaching entrepreneurship. The EEC 2012 is managed by the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. Academic contributors include Prof Christoph Loch, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School; Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz commented:

We are delighted to be hosting the prestigious European Entrepreneurship Colloquium this year at the University of Cambridge. It represents a great opportunity to showcase the innovation happening here in Cambridge and how we foster enterprise. It will also be a chance to engage with colleagues from across Europe to further our contribution to Entrepreneurship Education.”

EEC 2012 is focussing the European dimensions of entrepreneurship, interactive entrepreneurial learning approaches and case methods; and exposure to ‘real world’ entrepreneurship practices. There will be a special emphasis on ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship across the University’ in several sessions of the programme, highlighting the ‘Spin-off Phenomenon’, and ‘Case Studies of New Europe Champions’.

Mr Bert Twaalfhoven, serial entrepreneur and founder of the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) stated:

I am greatly looking forward to bringing our programme to Cambridge to inspire intellectual debate and research to advance entrepreneurial learning across Europe, as well as to encourage more ‘European Champions of Enterprise'”

The European Entrepreneurship Colloquium is supported and co-funded by the European Commission from 2010 to 2012. The EEC is also supported and delivered in partnership with a number of organisations and institutions including EFER; IESE Business School, Spain; Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), University of Cambridge, UK; and Europe Unlimited, Belgium.