2022 ICA-Edu SIG Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education

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    SIG Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Education Colloquium 2022

 Spotlighting the Assessment of
Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education

was held on Wednesday 18 May

at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University


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A   Focus

Entrepreneurship education is a field in which innovative approaches to teaching and learning - like student challenges, innovation spaces, incubators and extra-curricular activities - go hand-in-hand with discussions on graduate profiles and professional identities. The new generation of Agri-food and Life Sciences graduates is expected to show creativity, resilience, pro-activeness and risk taking in a world characterised by uncertainty.

Wide entrepreneurship education, in general, and learning trajectories for students in particular, requires capturing the development of entrepreneurial competences at regular time intervals. But how to assess learning outcomes, if it is all about development and learning process?

One of the key insights from the previous ICA-Edu-Colloquia focusing on entrepreneurship education was to further consider assessment by including reflection and formative assessment strategies. In addition the need was recognised to enhance teachers’ assessment competences of the entrepreneurial outcomes.

B   Programme Overview

The ICA Special Interest Group (SIG) for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education invites you to take part in a one-day program that enables you to learn more about assessment of (sustainable) entrepreneurship education during the keynote, workshop and round table discussions in the morning.  In the inspiring session in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to share your best practices and to learn from others including the deliverables from the recently completed INTRINSIC project.

C   Expected Outcomes

This colloquium is aiming to establish:

  • A shared understanding of what assessment in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship education entails
  • A space to share best practices, learn from each other and gain insights on different learning activities to use in your own practice
  • Shaping the ICA-Edu Special Interest Group on sustainable entrepreneurship education for the years to come

D   Target audience

Teachers, researchers, program managers and other enthusiastic people working in the Life Sciences and who are involved in, or curious about, sustainable entrepreneurship education.

E   Programme

It was possible to attend the morning session ONLINE from 10.30 to 13.15 CET.  There was no registration fee for attenance online.


Welcome and Overview of the Programme
Lisa Ploum, Chair of the ICA-Edu SIG and Wageningen University and Research, NL


Keynote: Assessment of creativity with round table discussions
Andy Penaluna, formerly Professor of Creative Entrepreneurship at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK and Director of the International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.


Coffee break


Workshop: Assessing the Action Oriented Entrepreneurial Learning Process Spiced by Uncertainty.  Led by Yvette Baggen, Wageningen University, NL


Recap of the two sessions on assessment


Buffet lunch


Learning together: sharing best practices, diving into the learning activities developed in INTRINSIC and co-creating the SIG on sustainable entrepreneurship education.

You are invited to present your own case study, best practice, learning activity, and so on. Please indicate on the registration form whether you want to present something and submit a brief statement of your intervention to Lisa Ploum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 4 May.

Currently the following Case Studies will be presented, further Case Studies will be added

  • Stefan Lilischkis: Tentative model curricula and recommendations to foster entrepreneurship education for the bioeconomy
  • Guido Orzes: Students & Company Sprint; implementing the Entrecomp framework
  • Rita Klapper: Using Sipos et al’s (2007) Head, Hands and Heart in assessing sustainable entrepreneurship pedagogy
  • Andreas Zitek: How to continue INTRINSIC; possibilities for future collaborations




ICA Colloquia Reception and Walking Dinner, Klein Turkije 20, Ghent.

F   The Leaders of the ICA-Edu Special Interest Group (SIG) for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education

The SIG is a section of the ICA Network for Innovation in Life Sciences Higher Education (ICA-Edu).  The Chair of the SIG is a member of the ICA-Edu Executive Committee.

Lisa Ploum, Chair of ICA-Edu SIG & Wageningen University and Research, NL

Yiorgos Gadanakis, University of Reading, UK

Guido Orzes, Free University Bozen-Bolsano, IT

Jarkko Pyysiäinen, University of Helsinki, FI,

Andreas Zitek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), AT

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