Strathclyde plays role in Transforming Enterprise Education

Transforming Enterprise Education (TrEE), an innovative programme that aims to revolutionise entrepreneurship teaching by incorporating eco-justice, social justice and hope, held its first event at Strathclyde Business School earlier this year - and continues to grow and take shape.

The event - funded by Erasmus + - showcased TrEE's commitment to redefining enterprise education for a sustainable and inclusive future.

The first event - Green Shoots - was held in June at Strathclyde Business School and led by Professor Sarah Dodd with support from Enterprise Fellow Rebecca Richardson. The two-day event brought together a diverse array of participants - both online and face to face - who are passionate about transforming enterprise education. With over 40 attendees from Business Schools across Europe, the event served as a platform for inspiring discussions, invaluable networking opportunities, and the exploration of new approaches to entrepreneurship education.

Professor Sarah Dodd said, ”Green Shoots was a momentous occasion that allowed us to connect with like-minded individuals who share our vision for transforming enterprise education. We're thrilled with the overwhelming response and engagement from attendees, which further validates the need for a paradigm shift in how we approach entrepreneurship in our educational institutions."

As part of the event, thought-provoking presentations were delivered by local social entrepreneurs who embody the entrepreneurial spirit that perfectly reflects the future of business. Their insights shed light on the importance of putting people, environment and innovation first to create a more sustainable and equitable future.

During the event, participants engaged in interactive workshops and breakout sessions, delving deeper into topics such as the entrepreneurial mindset, ethical decision-making, and the role of entrepreneurship in addressing social and environmental challenges. Hands-on activities such as bricolage, poetry jams and tree walks provided effective tools for reflection and creative thinking.

Looking ahead, Transforming Enterprise Education (TrEE) remains committed to driving change in enterprise education. The success of the Green Shoots event has reinforced the importance of thinking outside the box, and the power of undertaking an entrepreneurial mindset when developing educational methods.

Strathclyde Business School has now passed the ‘TrEE baton’ to the University of Turku, Finland. The latest in the series of events - New Buds - was held in Finland in late September. The two-day event continued the dialogue and creation of its new course syllabus for delivering transformative entrepreneurship education.

For more information about Transforming Enterprise Education (TrEE) and upcoming events, please visit 

Published: 5 October 2023

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