Awards to Entrepreneurship and Engagement in Higher Education

Document Type : Promotional article


1 MSc Student of MBA, Department of Management Science and Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology

2 Assistant professor, Department of Management Science and Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology

3 Faculty member of Economics of Science Department, National Research Institute of Science Policy


Over the past few decades, following the pivotal role of knowledge and commercialization of knowledge as the main factor of economic prosperity and competitiveness, the importance of changing the universities' role in fostering the fertility of innovative and entrepreneurial activities is increasingly emphasized. In this regard, in many parts of the world, governmental and intergovernmental organizations have played an influential role in promoting the entrepreneurial concept and mentality and encouraging universities to become more entrepreneurial and engaged. One of the means in this line is awards to entrepreneurship in higher education. Due to the importance of moving towards this concept in Iran, the entrepreneurial university awards can be a means to accelerate the implementation of relevant policies. Therefore, this research, using documentary study, reviews awards to entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education provided by other countries. The findings can assist policymakers and researchers in understanding the importance of introducing this award and in providing a local model in Iran that can guide and encourage the Iranian universities towards engagement and entrepreneurship, which helps improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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