The 3rd annual EDHE Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching Excellence Awards 2024

Competition entries open Friday 17 May 2024

Closing Monday 15 July 2023

Participate in a competition to showcase new ideas and new approaches for teaching and learning of entrepreneurship in higher education institutions and stand a chance to win R10 000 for your university towards this initiative!

Participate in a competition to showcase new ideas and new approaches for teaching and learning of entrepreneurship in higher education institutions and stand a chance to win R10 000 for your university towards this initiative!

We are calling academics and support professionals who have personally developed a credit-bearing entrepreneurship module, programme, or course.

Having realised pockets of excellence in universities, over the years, EDHE introduced a new category in the annual EDHE Awards in 2022, namely the EDHE Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching Excellence Awards. This recognises that practical and relevant teaching can benefit students while contributing to developing an entrepreneurial culture in institutions. It was also to acknowledge that incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship into the curriculum can be challenging but is not insurmountable, hence the milestones realised in some institutions, in diploma, degree and short learning programmes introduced to date, to deliver valuable knowledge.

Innovation and entrepreneurship skills are important issues that need to be mastered today to produce an effective 21st-century society. Some universities offer degrees or other courses in these subjects, whilst others incorporate these topics in a variety of different degrees. But whatever approach the university takes these topics are quite challenging to teach, and also difficult to research. Courses and modules on these subjects are often quite theoretical and often they neither deliver the practical know-how required nor do they inspire our students to become innovators or entrepreneurs.  Fortunately, some good work is being done in this field in various parts of the world and this annual competition highlights such initiatives.

Important Dates

  • Abstract entries open, 17 May 2024
  • Abstract entries close, 15 July 2024
  • Notification to shortlisted participants, 16 August 2024
  • Full Case Study submission to shortlisted candidates close: 16 September 2024
  • Notification to top 5 Case Studies: 14 October 2024
  • Online presentations of top 5 Case Studies to Judges: 4-8 November 2024
  • Announcement of top 3 Case Studies 8 November 2024
  • Announcement of the winner at the annual EDHE Awards event, 29 November 2024.

General Enquiries

Competition Rules

  • Applicants wishing to participate in the competition must be affiliated with a South African Higher Education Institution.
  • This must be a credit-bearing course/module/programme.
  • The competition is not intended for students; it is specifically directed towards academics and support professionals who have personally developed an entrepreneurship module, programme, or course.
  • Submissions will be disqualified if all required information is not submitted.
  • Should the case study not meet academic quality standards, you will be disqualified.
  • Should you exceed the words required for the submission, you will be disqualified.
  • Submissions must be professionally language-edited and written with academic rigor.

The process

Application Form