Building collaborative capacity in entrepreneurship between NORDTEK institutions – DTU Skylab (17th November 2015)

By | October 2, 2015

NORDTEK would hereby like to invite you to participate in this year’s conference at DTU Skylab, Tuesday 17th November from 12.00 – 21.00.

As you might know, we had to cancel our workshop in Iceland, and this conference will therefore take forward the ambitions of that workshop to strengthen relationships among the Nordic universities in “Building collaborative capacity in entrepreneurship between NORDTEK institutions”.

This second NORDTEK Entrepreneurship conference will build upon the network and results created at the first NORDTEK Entrepreneurship conference in Copenhagen. The results of the first conference were presented to rectors and deans of all the Nordtek universities in June, with the result, that entrepreneurship is defined as a common area of strategic importance in NORDTEK with management backing from all institutions.

Preliminary program as follows;

12.00 sign in and lunch at Skylab

13.00 Welcome to DTU and a brief presentation to Skylab by; Marianne Thellersen, DTU

13.15 Introduction to the program

13.20 Key note; the importance of entrepreneurship in strengthening the Nordic countries by; Rasmus Wendt, Nordic Innovation

13.45 Key note; how and why entrepreneurship at universities by; Claus Thrane, Aarhus University

14.05 Key note; Universities as Unicorn Factories by; Terrence Brown, KTH

14.30 Break

15.00 à Working/ discussion groups in three breakout tracks;

  1. Entrepreneurship teaching/ programs, moderated by; Karen Williams Middleton,Chalmers
  2. Physical space and tools to promote entrepreneurship and interaction with industry, moderated by; Susanne Ringström, OpenLab
  3. Technology transfer and incubation, moderated by Jes Broeng, DTU

18.30 Joint dinner and short presentations from the groups.

All tracks will present a track statement by their moderator/ chair condensing the discussion and suggest at least one action to be taken by the group and/
or Nordtek.

Working groups will be set together as a un-conference, as a frame for discussing practices and challenges, in order to facilitate more collaboration
across the Nordics.

Please mark your calendar now, and I would also like to encourage you to invite relevant colleagues,

Signup now by e-mail to

Participation is free