Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) are workshops to share knowledge and expertise and foster practical, professional and intellectual skills of participants. PDWs were included in the RENT pre-conference day programme for the first time in RENT XXIX in Zagreb 2015. The concept proved to be successful and PDWs have been part of the pre-conference day since then. Due to COVID-19, ECSB will offer to its members virtual PDWs in 2020-2021.
Verena Meyer, PhD Student and Research Associate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Institute of Management and Organization – firstname.lastname@example.org
Flavio Pinheiro Martins, Student at University of Sao Paulo, School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto – email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen, Vice President (Graduate School, Young Academics & Entrepreneurship) and Professor of Strategic Management at Leuphana University of Lüneburg as well as International Research Fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabian Pleß, PhD Student and Research Associate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Institute of Management and Organization – email@example.com
Yasmin Azim Zadeh, Research Associate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Cooperation and Transfer Service – firstname.lastname@example.org
As entrepreneurship educators, we typically bring together students as entrepreneurial teams and let them work on their own ideas. But how could we get these students to tackle global challenges and develop sustainable ideas? One key mechanism is open innovation. To make use of this, entrepreneurship education concepts need to bridge the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. Developing innovation communities within a framework of an open innovation process presents a suitable approach with a possible long-term impact in this regard. The ‘Sandbox Approach’ combines a structured open innovation process while fostering an innovation community which is enabled to solve regional challenges. In this professional development workshop, participants will experience the ‘Sandbox Approach’ at first hand and develop comprehensive concepts for their common challenges.
The workshop offers insights from the field of innovation to offer a broadening of perspectives. The main content of this workshop best aligns with conference tracks #2 (How to develop entrepreneurial skills? The role of education) and #7 (Entrepreneurship education, learning, and knowledge dissemination), but also strives towards an integration of concepts from tracks #16 and #17, as social and sustainable entrepreneurship are also relevant perspectives in the workshop context. As such, the workshop can be of interest to the broad RENT community.