Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are absolutely thrilled to announce that their Start For Future European entrepreneurship project has just won the Triple E Award for "Triple Helix Collaboration of the Year."
Start for Future is an intensive pre-incubation programme where entrepreneurial individuals and teams are provided with an opportunity to work on their ideas and develop prototypes in the following sectors such as Health, Manufacturing, Food, Urban Mobility and Circular Economy.
Leading the initiative for DkIT, Professor Colette Henry from the School of Business & Humanities, commented: “We are excited that this coming September we will be offering all students at DkIT the opportunity to participate in the Start for Future (SFF) programme. Our team will guide students through the start-up and team development process, provide them with entrepreneurship training, match them with an experienced start-up consultant and offer an opportunity for student teams to join one of the incubators from our 25 partner international consortium. This is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial-minded students to fast track their ideas into the international market.”
The Triple E Awards are a global recognition of efforts towards the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. It is the first award to focus specifically on different dimensions of universities' third mission, that is, their economic and social mission in the community.
Professor Henry added: “This award is testament to the work, determination and passion within the Start for Future programme and wider consortium. At DkIT, the award recognises the excellent entrepreneurial co-operation between our internal student, academic and incubator communities who come together to make entrepreneurship a reality.”
Start for Future is a co-developed programme initiated by European Universities, reinforced by the EUAcceL and the Tandem+ Consortium and EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Manufacturing. The initiative comprises 25+ partners in the Start for Future Alliance.
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