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What we do

Aim of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit

 The Unit aims to reach all the people who make up the University of Deusto’s relational space, thus contributing to the economic and social development of our environment:

  • Accompany people throughout life.
  • Promote the entrepreneurial and innovative culture inside and outside the University.
  • Create” drivers for economic and social transformation.
  • Cooperate with the rest of the ecosystem.
  • Contribute to the mission of service to society pursued by our University.

What actions and projects are carried out by the Unit?

Awareness-raising activities

Priority actions:

  • The Entrepreneurship Week.
  • Delivering workshops in undergraduate degrees.
  • Presenting the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit on guided tours.
  • Activities organised in the Employment and Entrepreneurship Forum, among others. 

Communication and outreach

It is essential to define suitable communication and outreach actions, aimed at our target audience.

Learning processes for undergraduate and graduate students

This provides practical training to accompany undergraduate studies, where work is carried out in multidisciplinary teams and through agile methodologies to develop skills such as problem solving, creativity, teamwork and leadership.

The main objectives are:

  • Lay the foundations for entrepreneurship and innovation between undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Focus on the development of skills and competences linked to entrepreneurship and innovation for students to complement undergraduate study.
  • Broaden the use of agile methodologies and Design Thinking.
  • Establish strategic alliances with companies and institutions to promote students’ entrepreneurial attitudes.

Learning Processes for Entrepreneurs

This provides practical training to accompany undergraduate studies, where work is carried out in multidisciplinary teams and through agile methodologies to develop skills such as problem solving, creativity, teamwork and leadership.

The main aims are:

  • Work on the development of skills and competences related to entrepreneurship and innovation of the people wishing to become entrepreneurs.
  • Broaden the use of agile methodologies and Design Thinking.
  • Establish strategic alliances with companies and institutions to provide entrepreneurs with access to contacts, first customers and financing sources.

Project start-up model for the University of Deusto

The aim of the Project Start-up Model for the University of Deusto is to create the necessary conditions to encourage entrepreneurs to generate startups and projects with a positive social and economic impact in the environment they operate.

Main goals:

  • Create startups to become sustainable companies.
  • Develop innovative projects with a positive impact on the environment.
  • Talent: Contribute to the creation of a startup environment capable of generating added value for more established companies and institutions.
  • Increase the Institutional Visibility of incubators.

Support services

Support services for all those who want to develop their entrepreneurial skills and start innovative projects.

Main goals:

  • Provide support to entrepreneurs in the implementation of projects.
  • Help enterprising people to know the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Encourage relationships (networking) between entrepreneurs, public organisations and institutions, companies and potential clients.

Knowledge co-creation and transformative research

In cooperation with other actors of the local and international ecosystem, including companies, institutions and other universities, our aim is to understand the changes that are taking place in our society, anticipate future scenarios and develop projects to encourage improvement and transformation in society, providing innovative solutions through co-creation and action research.

Main aims:

  • Position the University of Deusto in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, both locally and internationally.
  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge through cooperation with different actors (co-creation): companies, institutions, other universities...

Internationalisation

We hold and participate in events to establish relationships and co-create between people and organisations, enhancing the University of Deusto’s role in the current context, both nationally and internationally. In line with the University of Deusto’s commitment to transform society, we promote the establishment and maintenance of networks and collaboration projects with local and international entities.

Main aims:

  • Strengthen the University of Deusto’s profile as a centre committed to promoting entrepreneurial and innovative attitudes and to the transformation of society in social, citizen, institutional and business networks.