Start-up Promotion for Entrepreneurial Resilience (SUPER)

Time of realization: 2015 – 2018
Financing: Erasmus + (2015-1-SK01-KA203-008915)
Description: SUPER will bridge the gap between education and entrepreneurship with concrete and tangible tools and training resources for both HEIs and students, addressing immediate needs and shortcomings identified at preparation and corroborated by EU policy papers. The objective is to promote entrepreneurship already at HE level by empowering HEIs to establish suitable and effective entrepreneurship support systems. Activities involve:

  1. Developing and maintaining the multilingual SUPER OER Platform
  2. Identification of Critical Success & Failure Factors of business incubation and support in HEI
  3. Developing SUPER Incubation Toolkit comprising guidelines, Best Practices, checklists, etc.
  4. Developing training material and courses in multilingual versions on entrepreneurship and business creation to be delivered to HE students, both online and face-to-face
  5. Piloting the SUPER Toolkit with HEIs and courses with student to validate their relevance and accuracy
  6. Developing guidelines for uptake and implementation of the SUPER model, toolkit and courses

SUPER brings together 6 partners from 6 countries (Belgium, Czech Rep., Italy, Slovakia, Spain, UK) representing the various dimensions of entrepreneurship in HE: HEIs, entrepreneurship facilitators and enterprises. The partnership pools public, private and NGO sectors and builds on partners’ complementary skills, expertise and capacities.

METHODOLOGY: step-by-step approach along the stages:
Identification->Analysis->Development->Pilot/Test & Validation->Deployment

1.toolkit for HEIs to establish efficient entrepreneurship support systems. The toolkit will devise effective start-up business incubation and allow HEIs to establish one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs-to-be
2.entrepreneurship multilingual courses for HEI students, face-to-face and on-line, including an online business planning tool. The results will be based on thorough analysis to identify critical success and failure factors in business incubation within and outside HEI environments, by analysing at least 30 cases in at least 15 countries, including extra-EU cases such as Israel and USA.
3.SUPER OER Multilingual Platform for full scale adoption of the Toolkit and Courses

IMPACT: SUPER generates immediate impact and long terms benefits to HE and entrepreneurship promotion throughout EU. The SUPER toolkit will empower HEIs to develop and embed efficient entrepreneurship support systems based on concrete evidence-based solutions and knowledge.

LONG-TERM BENEFITS: SUPER OER will become a platform not only for knowledge generation and sharing, but also as a focal point for HEIs and students to nurture entrepreneurship: partners already committed to maintain the OER platform for at least 3 years after the end of EU cofinancing. Through an effective dissemination plan, at least 400.000 contacts will be made during the project to spread and valorize the results.

Main coordinator: Comenius University in Bratislava
Coordinator at UEP: doc. Ing. Mgr. Martin Lukeš, Ph.D.
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: Ing. Michal Andera,Ing. Jan Mareš