The University of Macedonia and KiNNO INNOVATION INTERMEDIARIES, representing Greece in the INFUSSE prοject, organized a local dissemination webinar to demonstrate the INFUSSE Open Educational Resources Hub and informed the project stakeholders about the Train the Trainers Path and the INFUSSE Incubation Programme. The aim of the webinar was to highlight the importance of digital business skills and to present the capabilities of the online platform and the training modules that have been developed.
The webinar was held on Tuesday, 30th of May 2023 at 17.00 Athens time. The webinar had 141 registrations from students, graduates, PhD candidates, educators, support organisations, ICT experts and companies, educators, and others, from whom 67 participated in the event. A follow-up email will be sent summarizing the presentation’s key points and links for signing up for the INFUSSE platform.
INFUSSE Virtual Incubation Programme for Digital Entrepreneurship has been tested in three Higher Education Institutions in Greece, Romania, and Poland. The course includes 25 hours of e-learning activities spread over five days, with topics ranging from creating a start-up to utilizing ICT for business models. Days 3 and 4 are dedicated to trainer consultations, where participants work on their presentations, which include aspects like the problem their business is solving, their target market, and their business model. Day 5 is a demo day, where participants present their projects. Before participating in the demo day, students must meet certain requirements, such as completing all the quizzes and attending all the sessions. The presentations are assessed on criteria like innovativeness, market demand, and usefulness for society.
The multiplier event of INFUSSE garnered significant attention due to its impressive response and turnout. The event featured engaging discussions on innovation and entrepreneurship, with a focus on showcasing the outcomes of the programme.
The INFUSSE event was particularly notable for its emphasis on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital realm, especially in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. It aimed to support students and graduates in developing their digital business ideas and transforming them into viable solutions, all while creating connections between participants, industry stakeholders, and public entities.Additionally, it aimed to address digital transformation by promoting digital readiness, resilience, and capacity, as well as stimulating innovative learning and teaching practices within the higher education sector.