June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
The economic turbulence of the 21st century is changing the engineering career landscape. Large firms face great challenge in boosting the economy and creating more jobs amidst uncertain economical forecast. Engineers today need innovation, leadership and business skills more than ever. Engineering schools are becoming aware of the rising demand of engineers to learn about entrepreneurship – whether out of necessity or interest –, and entrepreneurship programs for engineers are becoming a trending topic. This paper explores the different ecosystems of entrepreneurship offered at faculties of engineering across Canada. We explore two research questions in this paper: a) What is the growth, in demand and availability, of entrepreneurship courses in engineering schools, and b) What are the different components of an entrepreneurship ecosystem in engineering faculties today. The intent of this research is not to compare which program is better; for there are surely many roads that lead to success. Rather, it is to explore the best practices from different proven models. This research is beneficial for professors who are building entrepreneurship courses for engineering students, and to researchers who are studying the impact of academic entrepreneurship on engineering education.
Jarrar, M., & Anis, H. (2017, June), Ecosystems of Entrepreneurship in Canadian Engineering Faculties: A Systematic Map Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28196
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