Day 2: Tuesday 9th September 2008

Day Two: Are We ‘Fit For The Future’?

below indicates a link to speaker presentations available to download.

Day Two began by challenging the delegates to consider if entrepreneurship education across the globe is fully contributing to the economic, social and community challenges we all face – government, business, educators, students and graduates. Are our offerings and delivery in education meeting key stakeholder needs and expectations? A debate stimulated by audience interaction followed presentations from the USA, the EU and the UK:

  • USA – Experiences from the Kauffman Campus Initiative
  • EU – Best Practice Report from the Expert Group for Entrepreneurship Education/Survey of Higher Education across Europe
  • UK – Report on the ‘Developing Entrepreneurial Graduates’ Project

During the day the Conference showcased new and innovative techniques, methods and approaches to the delivery and embedding of enterprise and entrepreneurship education. These sessions were primarily about sharing experiences and learning from each other. They were active and inclusive to provide maximum opportunity for the cross-fertilisation of ideas.

Finally a panel Q&A explored the views of users and stakeholders with regard to how we need to shape the entrepreneurship education landscape:

  • Microsoft Software Entrepreneurship Curriculum
  • Graduate Internet Entrepreneurship
  • Challenges for further education and higher education.

Key Questions for Day Two to address:

  • Are we really ‘fit for the future’? What challenges do we need to address?
  • How do we deliver valued outcomes to our stakeholders: students, graduates, institutions, entrepreneurs, employers, Government?
  • What approaches and ideas are innovative and interesting? How can we learn from these and adapt them to our own environments?

Session Timing

Session Title

Session A:

The Changing Environment: Challenges and Opportunities from Across the Globe (Part I)

8.00 – 9.00

Conference registration

9.15 – 9.30

Welcome Addresses and Introduction to the 2008 NCGE-EEUK Conference: One Year On

9.30 – 10.45

Are we ‘Fit For The Future’? Challenges in addressing the needs of key stakeholders – delivering benefit to Government, business, institutions, graduates.

  • Karen Wilson, Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow (3999 KB)
  • Simone Baldassarri, Enterprise Directorate, European Commission (646 KB)
  • Astrid Berg, Senior Consultant, NIRAS, Denmark (267 KB)
  • Dr Theresa Crowley, NESTA; Prof Paul Hannon, NCGE; and Keith Herrmann, CIHE (921 KB)

10.45 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.15

‘Fit For The Future’ Vote and Debate – audience voting on key questions to be debated by the speaker panel

12.30 – 13.30

Buffet Lunch, Networking, Exhibition

Session B:
(Parallel Workshops)

Entrepreneurship Teaching and Learning: Best Practice Sessions (see Workshops section of the website for detailed information)

13.30 – 14.15;

14.30 – 15.15;

15.30 – 16.15

Track 1: Technology – its use in enterprise education

Track 2: Extra curricular enterprise education

Track 3: Extra curricular enterprise education

Track 4: Embedding enterprise education in the curriculum

Posters and Games Room


Tea and Coffee available

Session C:

Shaping the Future Landscape

16.30 – 17.30

Panel Briefings and Q&A (157 KB)



  • Intro to Day Three
  • Gala Dinner Logistics

19.00 – 22.30

Drinks reception
Gala Dinner

  • ‘Big Idea’ Pitches; EEUK/NCGE Educator Awards Announcement; IEEP 2008/09