RUN-EU Research Challenge Entrepreneurial Thinking in a Global Context 

3 October 2023

Jointly organised by the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), the SAP Research Challenge ‘Entrepreneurial Thinking in a Global Context’ is an introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.

Students will explore the range of skills and the knowledge required to become successful entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs in a global business environment.

This SAP focuses on the development of simple business ideas, understanding fundamental business types, and examples of practical business planning.

Activities are designed to introduce concepts such as idea generation, feasibility analysis, competition analysis, branding, and promotion, alongside an overview of financial forecasting and tracking. In addition, topics related to cross-cultural communication and multicultural teamwork are highlighted as crucial skills for a global entrepreneurial mindset.

This programme will provide an experiential learning opportunity for RUN-EU students to visit an overseas partner institution and to gain a global perspective on entrepreneurship in different cultures.

Students will engage in stand-alone activities and in-class activities with TUS students and Saint Lawrence College students, Canada, who will be visiting TUS during the same period on a similar study programme.

From 23 to 27 October 2023

Technological University of the Shannon, Limerick, Ireland

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each home higher education institution.

Eligible participants
All RUN-EU degree students.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of entrepreneurship in its different forms
  • Compare and contrast different views of entrepreneurship across differing cultures
  • Explore a variety of idea generation and evaluation techniques and tools
  • Have an insight into the business start up process and new product development stages
  • Understand the role of creativity and the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Identify the advantages and challanges of the multi-cultural team
  • Identify the impact of cultural patterns on intercultural communication
  • Appreciate diverse notions of time, leadership, motivation and decision-making

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
10 October 2023

Selection criteria
Maximum number of students to be selected: 14


TUS, Ireland
IPCA, Portugal

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