Conference Program

Preliminary Program

Introduction: This program is organized in order to maximize the interaction among all participants. Depending on the type of paper, authors will be asked to prepare a poster or a short video to be used in the abstract presentation. The objective is to reduce the presentation times and to maximize interaction and discussion.

  • 9h00 – Registration
  • 9h30 – Welcome Session | 10 minutes
  • 9h45 – Session 1 | 6 papers | Pedagogical Perspectives
    • Paper Sessions: Presentations are made in pre-prepared videos with a duration of 5 minutes each. The remaining 30 minutes are used for the people in the audience to interact directly with the paper authors. The objective is to promote close interaction between the presenter and the audience.
  • 10h45 – Poster Session | 6 Posters
    • Includes the Coffee-Break
  • 11h45 – Session 2 | 6 papers | Application Perspectives
    • Same model as Session 1
  • 12h45 – Lunch
  • 14h15 – Plenary Session I
    • Cultural Issues and their relevance for Entrepreneurship Education” by Manuel Aroso (Eng./MSc/MBA – Teacher at the Master in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship)
      • Abstract: Cultural issues have a huge relevance in entrepreneurship as entrepreneurs, in their day to day lives, are involved in thousands of decision-making and negotiations. There are several references in the business literature that point to the need for cultural knowledge and competence as the significant challenges for managers in this new era. This is the modern era of globalization, where physical boundaries are no longer relevant to knowledge, money, technology, human resources, partnerships, etc. etc. Prof Nancy Adler said: “Negotiating effectively cross-culturally is one of the single most important global business skills.” Most entrepreneurship studies are focused primarily on tools and/or methodologies to create new businesses and develop a business plan. However, this can be utterly useless if culture values are ignored. Indeed, we share the perspective of Sophia Mello Breyner Andresen. She said that “to educate is to create the desirable good,” and the cultural values are definitely part of it.
  • 15h00 – Session 3 | 5 papers | Regional Perspectives
  • 16h00- Coffee-Break
  • 16h30 – Plenary Session II
    • Soft Skills as Building Blocks for Entrepreneurship Education” by Celso Sousa Costa Professor of Strategy and Innovation – Faculty of Education and Psychology – Portuguese Catholic University / Founder of the Coaching Students to Success Program
      • Abstract: The role and relevance of developing soft skills are discussed as possible building blocks shaping the learning experience of an entrepreneur. CSS – Coaching Students to Success, a psychological coaching program aiming to train students into becoming exceptional at key strategic skills, is briefly presented. Drawing from more than 4 years of experience in shaping an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset, CSS Program is used as a basis for debating different methodologies and providing practical examples pertinent to entrepreneurship education.
  • 17h15 – Close