The YUFE Alliance (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is part of, opens June 3rd 2021 an application period to take part in activities promoting entrepreneurship and innovation which are aimed at students and staff from the universities that form the Alliance, as well as the general population.
The programme, organized by the YUFE Innovation and Entrepreneurship Working Group led by UC3M, consists of two initiatives: the YUFE Challenge Teams and the Entrepreneurial Training Activities, which include a series of MOOCs and Talk Shows. This programme is part of the activities YUFE offers in its commitment to multidisciplinary and multicultural training.
As part of the YUFE Challenge Teams, institutions and companies from different sectors, as well as the general public, will propose a series of real-life challenges to the working teams that they will need to solve and deliver innovative solutions at social, scientific, and technological levels. This activity will take place in multidisciplinary teams in which students from YUFE universities can participate.
For its part, the Entrepreneurial Training Activities aim to promote students’, staff and the general public’s entrepreneurial skills, by guiding participants using training resources that will allow them to acquire these new skills. There will be two types of resources available in this first edition:
MOOCs are free online open courses, chosen from the best universities and/or prestigious organisations, whose information will be available on the YUFE website.
The Talk Shows programme consists of a series of talks given by experts from the field of innovation. They will be offered online by Alliance universities over a ten-month period. Each session will last two hours, the first of which will be open to the general population and the second will be reserved for YUFE students.
Prior registration will be required in order to attend all of these activities. Calls for registration and upcoming events can be found on the YUFE website.
Taking part in these activities will allow students aim for the YUFE Star Programme, in particular, the Professional Star.
The YUFE Alliance is made up of the following universities: the University of Antwerp (Belgium), the University of Bremen , the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), the University of Cyprus, the University of Essex (England), the University of Eastern Finland, Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and the Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy). It also collaborates with six partners: the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland), the University of Rijeka (Croatia), the Educational Testing Service, the European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME, the Kiron Open Higher Education for Refugees, and the Adecco Group.