ABOUT

The ENDuRE Knowledge Alliance is an innovative approach to educating and supporting new entrepreneurs, aimed at increasing the resilience and competitiveness of European start-ups​​​​​. We have developed a holistic framework designed to transform ideas into technically and economically viable businesses. A small cluster of forward-thinking academic institutions and game-changing companies have formed an alliance to minimise the probability of failure of start-ups by helping them grow quickly and overcome the “Valley of Death”This alliance is composed of three universities and four companies, from Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom. The ENDuRE project has developed a robust and comprehensive set of educational and practical tools designed to provide short-term benefits to the hundreds of students and start-ups, as well as positively impact the activities of the European universities and public bodies, involved in the project.
Educational and training materials have been developed for specific stakeholder groups, including start-ups at various stages of their growth and maturity.


The Objectives

The ENDuRE project is designed to execute a new framework based on frontal teaching and problem-oriented learning. The alliance has developed tools and methodologies to help start-ups make the right decisions in highly dynamic markets and uncertain conditions. These focus on improving:

  • Opportunity scouting
  • Technical and economic assessment
  • Viability analysis
  • Technology and business pre/prototyping

ENDuRE’s entrepreneurial programme, based on a learn-by-doing approach, is an opportunity for the alliance to test and develop these new tools and methodologies. Student entrepreneurs have participated in entrepreneurial programmes receiving the highest level of coaching and strategic support in order to test and validate their business ideas. University students, graduates and entrepreneurs now have access to ENDuRE’s set of homogeneous and multilevel didactical material for their entrepreneurial needs. Materials are scalable, transferrable and suitable for start-ups at various stages of their growth and maturity.

By the end of the project, university students, graduates and entrepreneurs should have access to a set of homogeneous and multilevel didactical material for their entrepreneurial needs. These materials will be scalable, transferrable and suitable for start-ups at various stages of their growth and maturity.

ENDuRE at a Glance

Key Elements

The ENDuRE Programme

The ENDuRE entrepreneurial programme supports students to develop business ideas. Alliance members have tested methodologies and tools and merged them together to create a best practice model.

This model is being used as a basis for the programme that can now be disseminated to students across Europe.

The programme was trialled on three student cohorts, selected from ENDuRE alliance universities. The students were hosted by foreign companies in order to learn and develop key entrepreneurial skills.

A scalable and adaptable project

The ENDuRe project has built a scalable and adaptable tool-kit that can be tailored to fit specific start-up environments.

A European network

The ENDuRE project has created a network comprised of all the actors participating in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem. The network facilitates learning across a broad spectrum of start-up environments throughout Europe.