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  • 1. Entrepreneurship Seminars FITT (Fostering Interregional Exchange in ICT Technology Transfer)
  • 2. What is INRIA Transfert BarCamp?  3-days residential interactive seminar about company creation  role-playing (participants develop and present their project)  coaching  teaching (INRIA Transfert staff & invited experts)  A starter for researchers - entrepreneurs  a realistic exercise of management of company creation & growth  an opportunity to express one’s ideas and to receive feedback  essential information, tools and contacts provided  Goal: convince the “would – be” entrepreneurs  changing mindsets Source: Microsoft Office Images Clipart  encouraging to enter the business environment Partner Logo 2 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 3. BarCamp in Practice  Internal event organised 3 - 4 times a year for INRIA staff To built awareness of all aspects of company creation: development of the project, team construction, administrative steps, financial matters, challenges and possible obstacles  The “role-playing” concept Focused more on “learning by experiencing” than on technical issues  The “camp” concept Three days in residence, full-time interaction between participants, coachers and experts  The program is evolving within a fixed framework The lectures and case studies are followed by working sessions with coachers and group work inside of the teams; two assessment sessions during the event.  INRIA Transfert provides the right people INRIA’s subsidiary, charged with supporting start-up projects, provides experienced coachers and experts from its staff and numerous contacts among business people, consultants and investors Partner Logo 3 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 4. Program scheme Partner Logo 4 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 5. The rules of the game Partner Logo 5 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 6. When?  Timing  First BarCamp organised in January 2008  The concept has been tested during 2008: 4 “regular” BarCamps and 2 “light” versions for students  The frequency is 3 - 4 times per year; it will increase after opening BarCamp to participants from other organisations Partner Logo 6 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 7. Who?  Stakeholders  BarCamp event: 16 trainees, 3 full-time trainers and 8 experts for projects assessment (jury) and coaching  To launch a BarCamp event: one person is enough, as the scheme is well described  To carry out the event: minimum 2 persons, 3 persons is optimal to better manage the time dedicated to coaching  Participants  Profile: open, curious, motivated to gain new experience, with research background, concerned and close to start-up projects, ready to work intensively during 3 days; age and experience do not play a role  Selection: INRIA members, priority to those who already have a start-up project at short or medium term; those who want to discover are welcomed if places are available; their participation boosts the group dynamics Partner Logo 7 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 8. Where?  Location  Near Paris, Vallée de Chevreuse  Organised at the national level, involving INRIA’s headquarters (Transfer and Innovation Department, general management) and INRIA Transfert, as well as regional TT officers Partner Logo 8 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 9. Pros & Cons PROs CONs  Role playing and case solving with  Some elements are necessary to succeed: presence of high level experts renowned in strong and experienced organisation team, Paris region; exchange between various actors is easy homogeneity of culture, quality of experts, construction of trainees group; if one or more  Learning by experience during BarCamp of them are weak points, the risk of failure is work, even if the problems to solve are high fictive  It is difficult to try similar approach without the  No ‘theoretical’ lectures, but overview of specific know-how (the best is to contact main concepts and lessons learned INRIA Transfert which can share it)  Visible impact on motivation of participants with “entrepreneurship spirit”, which get stimulated by role-playing experience  Innovative concept; residential seminar Partner Logo 9 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 10. Why ? (1/2) Source: Microsoft Office Images Clipart Source: Microsoft Office Images Clipart Partner Logo 10 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 11. Why ? (2/2)  Impact:  Participants express higher motivation to go into start-up  The future entrepreneur can realise the challenges he will have to face; this will help him to anticipate the problems and to take decisions  Examples of participants feedback:  “Yesterday I believed that technology was doing all by itself; I started to create a company and now I change the way I used to think about its development.”  “I understood that if I wouldn’t go into the start-up, being the technology creator, the company had no chances to succeed.” Partner Logo 11 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 12. Outcome Partner Logo 12 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 13. Lessons Learned  The main part of success comes from unique competencies and know-how: training mode, relations with trainees, expert’s quality are determinant  The scheme of BarCamp is well funded, but still evolving, taking into account new ideas and improvements Partner Logo 13 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars
  • 14. Suggested Readings  Link to bibliography: Boosting the knowledge valorisation process: putting plans into action. - Direct your university towards entrepreneurship, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Technopartner 2006 Creating University Spin-Offs : A Science-Based Design Perspective; Elco Van Burg, Georges L. Romme, Victor A. Gilsing, Isabelle M.M. J. Reymen, Product Development & Management Association 2008  Link to code book: Creativity, Start-up, University Spinoffs, Coaching, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship  Link to related websites: Partner Logo 14 | 22.01.2010 Entrepreneurship Seminars