Abstract

The area of interests is the development of a potentially new complementary industry-university component, which has been labelled ‘SuperWiseNet’ for the context of academic entrepreneurial programs. The SuperWiseNet is a network-based platform for interaction between students of entrepreneurship and an experience-enriched forum consisting of teachers, industry experts, entrepreneurs and specialty consultants. The interaction unfolds as a series of workshops facilitating the progression of the student teams’ four months project work. The students of concern are enrolled in the international Entrepreneurial Engineering Master’s Program [1] at Aalborg University, Denmark (120 ECTS credits).
The paper will describe and elaborate on the functioning of SuperWiseNet including a discussion of advantages for students, faculty, and industry/externals as well as some challenges with the concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry-University Cooperation, SEFI 2016
Number of pages8
PublisherSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSEFI Annual Conference 2016 - Tampere, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 12 Sep 201615 Sep 2016
Conference number: 44

Conference

ConferenceSEFI Annual Conference 2016
Number44
LocationTampere
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period12/09/201615/09/2016

Cite this

Gertsen, F., Høgsaa, A., Tollestrup, C. H. T., Rosenstand, C. A. F., & Hansen, S. (2016). SuperWiseNet - a unique network platform to leverage student entrepreneurship projects. In 44th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry-University Cooperation, SEFI 2016 SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education. http://www.sefi.be/conference-2016/papers/University-Business_Cooperation/gertsen-superwisenet---a-unique-network-platform-to-leverage-student-entrepreneurship-projects-206_a.pdf