EDHE Kick-Off 2022

The purpose of the Train-the Trainer workshop is to equip academics and support professionals at universities with practical tools and information to be able to guide (potential) student entrepreneurs on their journey to start and grow businesses and to increase the number of institutions positioned as entrepreneurial universities.

This year’s workshop aims to build the capacity of the participants for research commercialisation, provide academics with insights into best practices, approaches, and strategies for supporting students at universities, and researchers to translate their research into meaningful and impactful outputs. This workshop will support the South African HE sector’s ambition to bridge the research, innovation, and entrepreneurship divide, thus encouraging commercially focussed research and graduates who are positioned to participate in the economy through entrepreneurial approaches.

The Kick-off event is planned as a hybrid event with a limited number of seats available. The closing date for registrations and confirmation of attendance is Thursday the 10th of February at 11:00.  Your attendance includes one night’s accommodation and conferencing only.

The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the British Council and Oxentia (The Oxford’s Global Innovation Consultancy), with support from the national EDHE Community of Practice for Entrepreneurship in Learning and Teaching.

Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) is a programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training and Universities South Africa (USAf).

Event Dates:

Day 1: Wednesday 16 February 2022, starting at 9:30 – 17:00
Session 1: What is academic entrepreneurship? Why do you do it?
Session 2: South Africa innovation ecosystem(s)
Session 3: Challenges and risks in innovation
Session 4: SHAPE commercialisation
Evening networking cocktail: 17:30 for 18:00-19:00

Day 2: Thursday 17 February 2022, 9:00 to 16:00
Session 5: Mechanisms for achieving economic and social impact and Q&A
Session 6: Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) in your institution
Session 7: Practical tools and resources for researchers and TTOs
Session 8: Measuring the impact of research

Event Details

Event Dates: 16 – 17 February 2022
Venue: Johannesburg/Kempton Park area (more information will follow soon)

Contact Details

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Speaker Presentations

Day 1: Wednesday 16 February 2022

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 What is academic entrepreneurship & why do we do it?
By Dr Tim Hart (session 1)

The importance of innovation ecosystems
By Ms Jacqueline Barnett  (session 2)

Challenges and risks in innovation
By Ms Jacqueline Barnett  (session 3)

Day 2: Thursday 17 February 2022

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Practical tools and resources
By Ms Jacqueline Barnett  (session 5)

Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation(KEC) in your Institution
Dr Alexandra Bush (Session 6)

Measuring the impact of research
Dr Hamish McAlpine

ASPECT’s ‘story’ and key learnings on the ‘art’ of: Social sciences, arts & humanities commercialisation
Dr Sarah Macnaughton

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