Projektleiter: Prof. Dr. Gerhard de Haan
Förderung durch: Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance
beFORE takes on the challenge to transform university entrepreneurship education, company training and business practice. The project brings together academic, research, VET and business partners, who anticipate to develop and release the original educational offer, which would nurture Futures Literate Individuals with improved capacity for analysing and dealing with the unknown future challenges when pursuing a professional career, managing an organisation or developing innovations. The project will contribute to building a methodological and theoretical framework for future-oriented entrepreneurship coupled with the development of e-learning based educational solutions, in order to facilitate achieving a desired foresight awareness and maturity levels among entrepreneurs, students and educators.
The specific needs of all three target groups will be analysed in a pan-European survey and effectively addressed in the educational offer composed of: the core e-learning Futures Literacy course and the three auxiliary Futures Literacy e-learning courses for students, entrepreneurs and academics, respectively. The developed e-learning courses will be tested among target groups in national pilots in project countries: Poland, Italy, Germany and Spain. The European-targeted results of the project will provide an effortless starting point for wide implementation across other countries, to which the associated partner networks (i.e. ISPIM, FEN, EPPM) will contribute to.
In the short term, the project outputs will be instrumental in acquiring knowledge and skills: (i) by university teachers and company training providers allowing them to educate Futures Literate Individuals (ii) by entrepreneurs enabling them to take advantage of market and technological opportunities leading to innovations (iii) by students helping them to capture and develop business ideas. In the long term, the project outputs will create impact through: (iv) increasing synergies among educational offer of academia and business; (v) extending interdisciplinarity and flexibility of higher educational offer through addressing convergence of futures studies and other academic disciplines; (vi) laying foundations to transform organisations into anticipatory and adaptive systems.