Entrepreneurship and creativity, a student’s perspective

Nicolò Wojewoda Delft University of Technology BEST/SPEED

Outline

1. reflect on the topic 2. recommendations 3. bold recommendations

Entrepreneurship

• shortening the gap

between an idea and its market

• unsolicited initiative • all about attitude and
practices

Creativity

Creativity

Creativity

• create something new • original ideas • a skill to be trained

A common learning cycle

Problem

Idea

Design

Use

Entrepreneurship and creativity
Creativity

Problem

Idea

Design

Market

Use

5 ideas about entrepr’ship & creativity

1. grades are not all 2. harsh but soft environment, 3. give students the chance to fail (without big consequences) 4. encourage student dialogue 5. courses and incubators

When?

• Graduate • full integration • less guidance • Undergraduate • partial integration • full guidance • Secondary education
and before

Cost-benefit analysis

• Costs: human resources,
financial resources

• Benefits: retaining

successes, start-ups, alumni communities, knowledge, innovation

Obstacles

• control on the curriculum • extra-curricular efforts

Risks

• focusing on “profit” market • losing focus on learning • too hard for students • too easy to show them how
to do that

My bold recommendations

• every course, a project • every project, a community project • alumni input for every course • multiple sets of assessment criteria • 20% rule

Conclusion

Thank you!

Questions?

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