About Conference

By now entrepreneurial education has found its way into most universities as a curricular or non-curricular topic to stimulate start-up culture among students and scientists.

MELES Conference shall discuss best practice experiences for supporting of academic entrepreneurship from European institutions and gather ideas how to improve existing entrepreneurship teaching programs implemented in European universities.

As part of this goal we would like to present our experiences to promote entrepreneurship in the Erasmus+-supported MELES project.

Organizers

Bialystok University of Technology

Regional Contact Point for EU Research Programmes,

Bialystok University of Technology

Faculty of Computer Science,

Bialystok University of Technology

International Relation Office

EEN Podlaska Regional Development Foundation

Institute of Innovation & Technology

at Bialystok University of Technology

MELES Project Partners

Agenda

March 29

  • 10:00

Welcome Speeches

  • 10:15

SEPT and Smile at Leipzig University – the best practice of complex supporting programme for international entrepreneurship

Utz Dornberger, Leipzig University

Enterprise European Network for SMEs and Researchers

Dorota Isajuk, EEN Podlaska Regional Development Foundation

  • 11:45

Coffee break

  • 12:00

SME Instrument in Horizon 2020, It is easy even for students

Piotr Wołejsza, Maritime University of Szczecin,

Maciej Kopczyński, Bialystok  University of Technology

Maria Skłodowska-Curie Programme in Horizon 2020 – benefits for students and researchers

Maciej Łukaszuk, Regional Contact Point for EU Research Programmes, Bialystok University of Technology

Smart Money for scientific business ideas

Tomasz Stypułkowki, Institute of Innovation & Technology at Bialystok University of Technology

Development of Start-up Movement in Belarus

Tchon Li , Volha Tsekhan (Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno)
  • 14:15

Lunch

  • 15:15

Workshops:

 Design Thinking

Jolanta Koszelew, Maciej Kopczyński, Bialystok University of Technology

 Business Model Canvas 

Christian Hauke, Utz Dornberger, Leipzig University

March 30 – MELES Day

  • 09:00

Management of MELES project

Piotr Wołejsza, Maritime University of Szczecin

MELES Summer school in Chios & Aveiro

Maria Lekakou, University of the Aegean

Tatiana Tchemisova Cordeiro, University of Aveiro

Presentation of MELES e-book

Maciej Kopczyński, Bialystok University of Technology

  • 10:00

Coffee break

  • 10:15

Recommendations and guidelines how to introduce the Entrepreneurship course for institutions interested in incorporating such programme at their institutions

Bogusz Wiśnicki, Maritime University of Szczecin

To be continued … MELES 2

Piotr Wołejsza, Maritime University of Szczecin

Who and how can support development of student business projects – discussion panel

Participants: enterprising MELES students, investors, MELES teachers

Moderator: Tomasz Stypułkowski, Institute of Innovation & Technology at Bialystok University of Technology

  • 12:30

Summary of the event