The research activities of the project are organized within the two innovative components:
- Development of a Business Simulation Software (BSS) and
- Development of an International Career Center for Entrepreneurship (ICCE)
and their brief description is as follows:
The Business Simulation Software (BSS), will be an ICT tool developed by a team composed of IT software developers and teaching staff from the respective partnering institutions and will be developed in order to enhance the innovative and creative capacities of students during their course lectures in subjects in the fields of entrepreneurship and management. The BSS will present an innovative concept in the educational process to current students that will merge the utilization of practical experience and ICT tools, in order to eventually match labor market needs of the business sector. Despite presenting a simulated business environment to students, the BSS will be a learning experience, allowing for students to see, correct, and learn from their mistakes throughout the process.
The International Career Center for Entrepreneurship (ICCE), will provide tailor made workshops to target group members, and a platform to merge and encourage entrepreneurship and innovative efforts for target group members and partnering institutions. Using the existing platform already established among the Consortium members (BEP) and the BSS, ICCE will maximize its outreach and the impact of its activities across all partnering institutions. Under the ICCE several workshops, which will focus on encouraging the concept entrepreneurship and innovation among students of all partner organization, will be organized. These workshops will focus on real-life scenarios, development of business ideas and entrepreneurial competencies, basic knowledge and shared experience of start-up and operational costs, as well as financial planning, sales techniques and other important aspects. Additionally, the workshops will focus on inventions and innovations and how to bring initial ideas and concepts to market.