Promoting technology-based enterprise in higher education: the role of business plan competitions

S. Cooper, P. McGowan

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Abstract

The research discussed in this paper explores the impact of a higher education initiative targeted at developing entrepreneurial capability and encouraging student technology venturing activity in Northern Ireland. The initiative in question is the £25,000 enterprise competition run by the Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship (NICENT). The authors report the outcomes of exploratory survey-based research to establish the competition's impact on participants and its contribution to the development of positive attitudes towards technology transfer and enterprise by aspiring, would-be new venturers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalIndustry and Higher Education
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • student entrepreneurship
  • student ventures
  • entrepreneurial capability
  • technology-based enterprise
  • Northern Ireland

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