Executive Leadership Workshop (ELW)
on Entrepreneurship
at Universities

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ELW 2021 Highlights

Date: took place on 02-04 June 2021
Place: Western Cape, an in-person event aimed at Deputy Vice-Chancellors at South African universities to whom entrepreneurship and innovation are relevant and functional responsibilities.

Brought to you by the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme in collaboration with the British Council and in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Deputy Vice-Chancellors at South African universities to whom entrepreneurship and innovation is relevant and a functional responsibility. This would include leaders with an interest in their institutions becoming more entrepreneurial, diversifying income generation and/or the commercialisation of the innovation-entrepreneurship value chain.

The Executive Leadership Workshop will be an in-person event.
The DVC Research Forum on the 2nd of June will be a hybrid meeting. In-person attendance is encouraged to those attending the Executive Leadership Workshop as well.

  • Arrival between 10:00 am and 11:30 morning of the 2nd of June
  • DVCs of Research Forum meeting:
    • Day 1, Wednesday 2 June (12:00-17:00):
      DVCs of Research Forum meeting administered by Stellenbosch University
  • Executive Leadership Workshop hosted by EDHE:
    • Day 2, Thursday 3 June (8:00-17:00):
      Workshop on Entrepreneurship in Universities – Session Topics TBC
    • Day 3: Friday 4 June (9:00-11:00):
      Entrepreneurship in Universities (continued).
      Session 2 (11:00-13:00): Workshop on Strengths – “Improve your impact”
  • Departure on Friday between 15:00 & 16:00.

A formal invitation and draft programme will be sent upon submitting your RSVP
Please note that conferencing and accommodation costs are included.

Guests can rest assured that their safety remains our absolute priority. COVID-19 protocols will be implemented at the venues for the safety of both guests and staff alike.

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  • Zana Boshoff
    (Project Manager for General Queries)

Presentation Slides

EDHE Reflection and Feedback
by Prof Seekoe

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Entrepreneurial development platform and Ecosystem within the Higher Education Sector 2011 towards 2021
by Dr Engela van Staden

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Role of IP at the Entrepreneurial University
by Mr Dawid Prozesky

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Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
by Dr. McLean Sibanda

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Stellenbosch University Launchlab – Welcome to World Shaping
by Mr Joshua Romisher

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The Entrepreneurial University
by Prof Deresh Ramjugernath

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The Role of the British Council in supporting SA Universities
by Ms Meekness Lunga

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Opportunities for Universities through EDHE
by Dr Norah Clarke

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