Last week, from 28th till 30th of November, “Green HExagon” project management team met in Czech Republic to share their best practices and knowledge in innovation and startup development and talk through project activities.
Sharing learning practices create sustainable cooperation links and ensure a transfer of knowledge and good methods between partners. This was the main goal of the learning trip that happened during the last days of November.
University of Tartu incubator “Startup Lab”, the “StartUp Center” of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague incubator “Point One”, together with the University of Latvia “Business Incubator” first time met in person in Czech Republic, to share the knowledge and experience and start to develop project activities, which include pre-incubation program for green ideas and soft skills workshops.
Besides the project activities, partners were introduced to history and development of the Czech University of Life Sciences (CZU) business incubator “Point One” presented by Matyáš Dřevo.
After the presentation, all partners shared their best practices for incubator programmes as well as discussed about attraction of funding, implementation of programmes, involvement of mentors and tutors, number of participants and further development. During the learning trip all business incubators concluded that we face similar problems and discussed potential solutions to challenges such as funding and collaboration.
Development of the Czech innovation and startup environment at national level was presented by Petr Kopeček, CZU incubator mentor and “CzechInvest” representative.
During the learning trip to CZU, partners finished the draft of the pre-incubation program – dates un workshop topics, marketing activity starting date, ideation afternoon agenda draft, as well as bootcamp agenda and dates.
One of the main accents of the project is to improve participants leadership and other soft skills. The project kick-off date will be on 21st and 22nd of February. All program participants will have an opportunity to form the teams either across countries or locally.
Project activities are organised with the support of the European Union Erasmus+ project “Entrepreneurial teaching partnerships for fostering innovation and green startup development in higher education”, project No. 2022-1-LV01-KA220-HED-000090176, UL registration No. ZD2022/21385.
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