The implementation and enhancement of entrepreneurial teaching and learning require institutional investments. When planning their investments, institutions need to sensitively estimate how much resources such as staff, funding, infrastructure, and ecosystems must be invested.

The problem

A frequent barrier for entrepreneurial teaching and learning projects is that no further funding is available once the project ended. Often promising initiatives then come to an end. Securing resources and continuing projects is often dependent on whether the project can show if it has achieved the set goals. (Bin Yusoff, Mohd Nor Hakimin et al., 2015; Ghina et al., 2014; Maritz & Brown, 2013).

Solutions at institutional level

Thus, projects that monitor their outcomes and impact from their start might be more likely to display their added value for the institution. Their proven impact might also increase their chances for continuation.

Diversifying income resources and raising funds from the business sector, regional environment, or alumni already during projects or initiatives can secure their continuation after the initial funding runs out.

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Other relevant resources
  • Pruvot, Enora Bennetot; Estermann, Thomas (2012): European Universities Diversifying Income Streams. In Adrian Curaj (Ed.): European Higher Education at the Crossroads. Between the Bologna Process and National Reforms. With assistance of Peter Scott, Lesley Wilson, Lazăr Vlasceanu. 1st ed. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 709–726. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-3937-6_38.
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Further reading
  • Etzkowitz, Henry (2013): Anatomy of the entrepreneurial university. In Social Science Information 52 (3), pp. 486–511. DOI: 10.1177/0539018413485832.
  • Dahlan, Ahmad; Ibrahim, Jamaludin; Jalaldeen, Mohamed; Mohajir, Mohammed (2020): Redesign "University of the Future" Conceptual Business Model: Sustainability and Staying Relevant in the Digital Age. In Journal of Information Systems and Digital Technologies 2 (1), pp. 47–59, checked on 4/20/2021.