Entrepreneurial Ⓜ️indset Network
We aim to support higher education institutions that have made, or who are considering making, a strategic commitment to becoming more entrepreneurial in their teaching, research, organisational culture and in their contributions to society. On this page you can find out about the support we offer.
Our approach is distinctive because we don't think the value of the Entrepreneurial Mindset is confined to just the Business School or the Technology Transfer Office. We believe the concept is of value to student and academics from all disciplines, to leaders and managers, and to the many people working in professional support services.
We offer Master Classes and Consultancy Services (including bespoke workshops, briefings for executive & senior teams, guest speaking and provision of expert advice.) We provide rigorous entrepreneurial health checks to enable universities to benchmark performance.
Mindset Master Classes
We offer two half-day Master Classes on the entrepreneurial mindset in higher education and can develop bespoke workshops tailored to your development objectives. Master classes and workshops are delivered on site for the benefit of your academics, professional services staff, managers and leaders.
1: The benefits and application of the entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education
This half-day Master Class introduces the entrepreneurial mindset and its practical relevance to the core business of a higher education institution. The workshop is suitable for all members of staff and can also be tailored to the interests of particular groups.
2: The power of entrepreneurial leadership in Higher Education
This half-day Master Class is for leaders and managers of academics and/or professional services staff. The emphasis is on the practical application of the entrepreneurial mindset to the key challenges faced by leaders in Higher Education.
Briefings for executive and senior teams
These briefings are a highly effective way of introducing senior staff to the concept of the entrepreneurial university, the benefits of the entrepreneurial mindset and the tools that can be used to self-assess institutional performance.
Entrepreneurial Health Checks
We provide support for higher education institutions to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their current entrepreneurial performance, to develop plans for greater innovation, to build on lessons learned and celebrate achievements.
Transformation of Higher Education
Higher education faces many challenges in terms of the sustainability of its funding, the quality of teaching and research, global competition, new technologies, workforce development and the rising expectations of societal impact.