The School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) was established in January 2014 with the mission to study and promote entrepreneurship and innovation. In order to reach his goal, SCENT dynamically operates on three different levels:
The School of Entrepreneurship is active on a number of initatives related to startups, early stage entrepreneurship, investments, social entrepreneurship.
High-tech entrepreneurial ecosystems are a specific type of ecosystems focusing on fostering technology-based entrepreneurship. Understanding how these ecosystems work is useful for central and regional governments in formulating strategies for economic development.
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SCENT educational offer is made up of two courses focused on innovative entrepreneurship.
Founder of the School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) at the University of Padova Coordinator of the Research Team on Management and Entrepreneurship, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova.
Full professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Padova.
Founder and Director, Master Program in Project and Innovation Management.
Ali Raza is a post doc researcher at the School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) at the University of Padova. He got is PhD at the University of Padova. He has done his MS in Business Administration from Hajvery University, (Pakistan) with Gold Medal. His areas of interests include entrepreneurial development at the country level with special focus on national cultural, economic, political, and regulatory dimensions.
Francesco Ferrati is PhD student in Management Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. He holds a MS in Bioengineering. He worked in academic research and took part in several startup competitions. He gained experience in a leading management consulting firm and operated in the startup sector. He is interested in entrepreneurship and innovative business models development.
Edoardo Degli Innocenti graduated (cum laude) in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Padova. He is working on the analysis of technologies and applications implemented by artificial Intelligence startups worldwide
Aldo Salinas holds a PhD in Management Engineering at the University of Padova. Aldo is an Economist graduated at the “Technical University of Loja (Ecuador)”. In his home country he is a Research Professor in the Economics Faculty at “Technical University of Loja” and “National University of Loja”.
Michael Sheriff holds a European Ph.D. in Management Engineering and a M.Eng. in Project and Innovation Management from the University of Padova. He also holds a B.Eng. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sierra Leone. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is now focused on Social Entrepreneurship.
Saadat Saeed is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Durham University Business School (UK). Former member of the research team at SCENT. He got is PhD at the University of Padova. His research interests are in the field of: University entrepreneurship; Institutions and entrepreneurship; Women entrepreneurship.
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