The Global-Spin Final Conference “Global Spin: A new approach to corporate learning” was held online on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 10:30 am CET through Adobe Connect platform. The Conference was the opportunity to present the main results of the European project Global-Spin: Transnational Entrepreneurship and Corporate Learning: Fostering Effective Internationalization Strategies in Academic Spin Offs, implemented with the support of Erasmus+ KA2 Knowledge Alliances Programme of the European Union.
More than 50 persons representing Academic Spin-Offs, Start-Ups, SME, entrepreneurs, University researchers and teachers, incubators and other private and public entities that promote the entrepreneurship and the internationalisation, attended the Final Conference and enjoyed the consortium’s presentations as well as the special speeches.
The speakers were experts on research, development and innovation domains. From the entrepreneurial sector we had two speakers: Chris Saywell, Director and Scientist at PDR FLOW Ltd. (Sheffield, United Kindom) and Borja Torres, CEO de Xtrem Biotech, a technology-based University of Granada Spin-Off, (Granada, Spain). They explained the steps they are undertaking to internationalise their businesses and the main barriers and drivers they found. From the academic and political point of view; we enjoyed the presentation of Prof. Sirmakessis, Deputy Dean of R&D at the Technological Institution of Western Greece and member of StartUp Europe (University of Patras, Greece).
The main outcome produced by this project and presented during the Conference is the Corporate Learning Programme, in two versions, the downloadable Handbook on Transnational Entrepreneurship and Effective Internationalization Strategies for Spin Offs which is already available in www.globalspin.eu/results/ and the online Tool, which will be available very soon in this website. This training programme is aiming to improve the competiveness of European Academic Spin-Offs and Start-ups by supporting them to effectively deal with the challenges faced when internationalising their businesses and the management of Global Talent.