Because the current teaching of entrepreneurship is not yet sufficiently integrated in secondary and higher education institutions' curricula, From Idea to Enterprise aims at transferring ResEUr training and certification program which covers all the key aspects that are associated with essential considerations upfront the process of the creation of a new enterprise, as well as with boosting the innovation power of existing companies.
Started in November 2012, From Idea to Enterprise is a 2 year-long project, funded by the Leonardo da Vinci under Lifelong Learning Program, with activities planned throughout 6 different European countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy and Portugal.
The motivation for this project proposal lies in the lack of a European-wide valid set of training modules and certification of entrepreneurial skills of young people. Europe is far from exploiting its potential of successful entrepreneurship in secondary and higher education, because it often fails to mobilize the right innovative resources and young brains.
Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are closely linked to one another, and they are considered as the keys to a wealthy and sustainable economy. The best way to turn research into innovations is to consider key innovation factors from the earliest phases of research all along the way to products and services. Creating successful and sustainable enterprises is then the logical next step, which can be leveraged significantly by the early sensitisation of creative minds for entrepreneurship.
From Idea to Enterprise project is built on the ECQA Certified Researcher-Entrepreneur training and certification program ( http://www.researcher-entrepreneur.eu/).