The Innovative, Entrepreneurial, and Sustainable University
Organized under the framework of the International Academic Program IAP, UNiES’s fundamental
objective is to provide tools to efficiently identify and develop entrepreneurship opportunities that
promote entrepreneurship effectively at universities. The workshop aims to: raise awareness and
promote good entrepreneurship practices within universities, investigate and use existing collaborative
structures in the field of higher education to disseminate and implement through reports, publications
and/or training activities, and to create a community of professionals in university entrepreneurship.
University entrepreneurship benefits society on many levels. It is the decisive pillar of innovation
ecosystems that produce productive fabrics with added high value, quality employment, a growing spiral
of knowledge, investment, and sustainable endogenous development. It is a source of funding for universities through the transfer of knowledge, the commercialization of
proprietary technologies, and the creation of spinoffs. It opens trades to new frontiers as it attracts
investments and smart capital and talent through the university networks it creates. It strengthens and
complements the traditional research and teaching missions of universities. It generates high
performance companies above average in results and survival. It is essential to the survival of any
The workshop is developed for heads of government teams, and directors and managers of university
entrepreneurship centers/programs who wish to promote innovation within their environment.
The diversity of methodologies used will promote an active and collaborative experience. There will be
cases assigned to read, group discussions, group work, panel discussions, visits to various Boston area
university entrepreneurship programs/centers/StartUp incubators, and a high level of networking.
Topics will include sessions on Biotech, Artificial Intelligence, Tech, Investment, Structuring the
Business Plan and Exit Strategies, Patents and Intellectual Property, and StartUp Incubators in the Boston