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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Workshop took place in Växjö

Sigma hosted two events within the Tempus program. In May the company and Linnaeus University organized the IT-Pub — an event, dedicated to lightening the project “National Education Framework for Enhancing IT Students’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Also, Vladimir Beck, Sigma Software Board Member, gave a speech at the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Workshop for Ukrainian professors from five Tempus partner universities.

The project "National Education Framework for Enhancing IT Students' Innovation and Entrepreneurship" started in October, 2012 and will run until October, 2015. European Commission allocated €1 million to Tempus program to support IT innovation and entrepreneurship among students. Among project members are business representatives from Sweden and Ukraine, Ukrainian and Swedish universities, as well as higher educational establishments from Ireland, the UK and Portugal. Coordination of the project lies on Linneaus University (Sweden) and Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics (Ukraine).

“The objective of this project is to provide a strategic support and lasting impact on Ukrainian and Swedish higher education in establishing a structural change towards an educational system that promotes students’ creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in the IT related educational programs,” says Arianit Kurti, Project Coordinator and Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science at Linnaeus University. “The project runs its last year and we now can draw preliminary results and show some success cases.

During the workshop Niklas Malmros, President at Sigma Technology Solutions, and Vladimir Beck, Board Member at Sigma Software, shared their experience in entrepreneurial spirit development with Ukrainian professors.

“Tempus is not only about helping students to be confident in their future. It is also about helping professors to plunge into the world of business and get an insight on what moves the companies further,” says Niklas Malmros.

Development of an entrepreneurial spirit among young people is one of the main goals of the project. It is up to the academic staff to provide students with main principles of business and entrepreneurship development. Thus, I shared my experience of managing organizational changes by means of making corporate values actionable for all the company staff functioning as a solid team,” says Vladimir Beck.

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