The University of Luxembourg Entrepreneurship Programme is hosting the second edition of the Ideation Camp from 21 to 24 February 2018. Open to all Bachelor through to PhD-level students from Luxembourg research centres, as well as University staff, the event offers participants an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
The Ideation Camp is a 72-hour practical workshop on entrepreneurship, which allows participants to experience what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to work on their own business ideas, although a pre-existing idea is not needed to participate.
The ultimate goal of all initiatives offered by the Entrepreneurship Program is to support the government initiative of making Luxembourg a “startup nation” and to keep highly skilled workers in Luxembourg, offering them the framework to realise their visions in the local ecosystem.
Run for the first time in October 2017, the Ideation Camp will be organised twice per year and is open to all staff and students of the University of Luxembourg (students from Bachelor, Master or PhD level), regardless of their specialisation. The event is also open to PhD students at research centres in Luxembourg not affiliated to the University.
Developing ideas in small teams
During three days, the aspiring entrepreneurs develop their ideas in small teams, supported by experienced mentors from the Luxembourgish entrepreneurship ecosystem. Besides, they benefit from expert advice on:
- How to network and find the right team members
- How to evaluate an idea
- How to build a financial model
- How to pitch ideas
The concept of the Ideation Camp allows participants to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, to collaborate with people of different backgrounds and by this acquire vocational skills highly valued in the job market. Having speakers and mentors from the startup ecosystem participating, gives participants access to a community favourable to networking and opening up career opportunities.
A round table showcasing startups of the University of Luxembourg complements the Ideation Camp experience, providing participants with first-hand experience on the steps and challenges to expect when building a company.
Read about the Ideation Camp’s previous edition in The Luxembourg Times
Date, time, location
Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 18:00, to Saturday, 24 February 2018, 15:00
Student Lounge at Belval Campus, 6A, Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
How to register
Participants must register to take part before the event
Go to registration page
This event is supported by the FNR in the framework of the KITS project University of Luxembourg (UL) Entrepreneurship Training Program