Prof. Thomas Baaken and Dr Sue Rossano from S2BMRC contributed substantially to the major two days Think Tank Event on "Transformational Entrepreneurship" of Coventry University (CU) in the UK.
Under the Leadership of Prof. Gideon Maas (Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship and President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), the Think Tank was well managed achieved substantial progress and outcomes.
Thomas Baaken presented on "Innovation Ecosystems + Corporate Venturing - The Concepts of Effectuation, Causation and Bricolage". Sue Rossano on "Can we educate for Innovation"; both presentations have been well received and were taken as reference points in later discussions.
More than 50 delegates from 15 different countries attended, presented and discussed the topic of Social and Transformational Entrepreneurship. It was found, that transformational Entrepreneurship will have a major impact on the development and wealth of societies. It was also found that this impact.
The participants discussed:
- Second order innovation
- Business model innovation
- Educating for innovation
- Academic staff development leading innovation
- Innovation eco-systems
- Measuring innovation
- Policies supporting innovation
The event closed by reading up a final statement of the Think Tank on Transformational Entrepreneurship, which will be published soon on the related web site.
All attendees are looking forward to closely working together during the upcoming year until the next Think Tank on Transformational Entrepreneurship is scheduled.