June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
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Understanding individuals’ perspectives toward entrepreneurship and innovation: A framework to guide educational interventionsThe key lesson learned by NCIIA in its work is that educational programs are effectivecatalysts for creating and launching STEM innovators. Providing opportunities for facultyand students to engage in experiential learning in technology innovation andentrepreneurship has resulted in effective translation and economic impacts, asevidenced by the number of ventures launched by student innovators. NCIIA offers acontinuum of programs that start with the educational environment and continue throughthe creation and launch of the venture. Resources include funding, training, mentoringand advising targeted at the need of the educational or venture innovator creating offertile environments for emerging STEM innovators and providing the resources toaccelerate their commercial success. It is our belief that organizations such as ours havea critical role to play in catalyzing and supporting the education and development of thenext generation of entrepreneurs. We believe that effective educational programs providesupport from initiation through the transitional stages of developing an idea and provingits technical and market feasibility and that these educational programs must link to therole that an individual wishes to play in the research to innovation to commercializationprocess. This paper provides a research-based framework for understanding individuals’perspectives toward entrepreneurship and innovation, and discusses how NCIIA appliesthe framework in our educational interventions to prepare entrepreneurs and innovators.
Giordan, J., & Shartrand, A., & Steig, J., & Weilerstein, P. (2011, June), Transforming the Practices and Rationale for Educational Programs to Aid Academic Researchers in Translating Research into Innovations and Ventures Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18670
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