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International Virtual Classrooms

Within the Erasmus+ LISTO collaboration, we are currently developing three 5-week long classes, taking place March/April 2019. In these courses, you will work with professors and students from Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay.

The lectures will be given online, with an opportunity to discuss the content of the course online with the whole group, and completed with a collaborative project shared with your smaller international team.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, write to Olga Belousova, o.belousova@rug.nl.

To apply: click here. Extended deadline: March 7!

Course 1: Recognizing global entrepreneurial opportunities

The course aims to prepare students to work in international multidisciplinary teams and to identify new technological global business opportunities using forecasts of market and technology tendencies and to propose a business model to address the identified opportunities. The course will be developed in an international context, demanding self knowledge, self motivation and reflections on the team composition. The course consists of 5 sessions. The central theme of the course is recognition of opportunities around the globe, starting from perceiving the signals of change and translating them into viable business models of today allowing this change to happen tomorrow.

2019 Projects will focus on four large challenges (students can narrow the focus within these challenges): (1) healthcare, (2) smart cities, (3) agriculture, and (4) education.

Topics:
W1: Challenge selection & refinement (each team)
W2: Scenarios of future tech development
W3: Roadmap development and validation
W4: Market potential assessment
W5: Final project presentations

Course 2: Navigating the international networks and ecosystems

The central theme of the Course is learning to analyze international entrepreneurial Networks and Ecosystems from an entrepreneurial perspective. In three classes we will discuss the main concepts and approaches related to Networks and Ecosystems, exploring through different kinds of activities. Each class will be based on a pre-class reading and homework: a discussion in class on the main topic of the lecture and a group work assignment to apply the knowledge and see how it can be used in different international contexts. For each lecture the students will in groups will work in 2 different challenges concerned with a chosen theme: first one about a local case related to networks and ecosystems; the second one related to strategies and approaches used in entrepreneurial ecosystems. At the end of the course the students will take an individual test, based on the materials offered for reading and discussed in class.

Topics:

W1: Main definitions and relevance of Net & Eco in international and multicultural contexts.
W2: Learning how to map Net & Eco.
W3: Managing entrepreneurial pathways in Net & Eco 1
(Identifying barriers and how to deal with risks and uncertainties present in the ecosystem)
W4: Managing entrepreneurial pathways in Net & Eco 2
(Development of innovative solutions based on international comparison)
W5: Final project presentations

This activity is sponsored by European Union within the frame of Erasmus+ Capacity building program. After the participation, you will get a certificate of attendance.

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