In 2008, the first Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum was launched.
About 110 speakers had taken part, including 50 entrepreneurs and distinguished scholars like Mauro Ferrari (University of Texas, Houston) and Gary Pisano (Harvard Business School).
The Forum has set itself as an initiative in the context of the third mission of Universities, as stated in the presentation of the initiative, at a time when the term "third mission" was still not widespread. The goal was to bring together entrepreneurs and researchers in a dedicated and appropriate environment.
The Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum took place every year from 2008 to 2015.
In 2010 the Forum was titled "Time to grow?" And hosted, among others, the Director of the Economic Research Center of the Bank of Italy, Salvatore Rossi.
The main interventions of the Forum have been included in the volume published with the same title "Time to grow?", Cleup, Padua.
In 2011 the Forum hosted the first edition of the "Young Innovators under 35" Award organized in collaboration with the MIT Technology Review.
Young researchers from all over Italy were invited to participate with business ideas. The "Young Innovator under 35" award was given to 10 researchers each year.
The prize was organized by the SCENT group for 5 years until 2015.
It is within the Forum that contacts are developed with Bocconi University who have participated since the foundation (1999) in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Bocconi University left GEM research in 2010. In 2012 the SCENT research group of the University of Padua took over.
The SCENT group was responsible for GEM research in Italy for 5 years until 2016.
In 2012, the International Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ISEI) was organized in Venice with the participation of 90 participants from 31 countries.
From 2012 to 2014, three editions of the Summer School on Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation were organized. Among the main speakers prof. Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli of UC Berkeley.
The School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) was officially launched on 4th October 2013.
The activities of the School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) are in research, education and third mission.
The School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) has also been very active on the Education side with various initiatives.
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