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Call for Applications: Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Leaders Workshop

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The workshop invites UK, Turkish and international researchers towards solving the urgent, timely problem of development of the efficient entrepreneurial ecosystem first in Ankara and then in other Turkish regions based on a concept of shared leadership. The workshop will examine the role of shared leadership of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and design efficient mechanisms policy-makers and entrepreneurs can employ in order to promote growth for all.

The workshop intends to bring together researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders including venture capital, policy-makers, NGOs and entrepreneurs themselves working or interested in the fields of high-tech start-ups, entrepreneurship, digital technologies, leadership and innovation.

We expect to discuss the merger of research and practice, see their implementations and evaluations, encourage the transition towards concrete projects where entrepreneurs get support from risk capital, private sector, universities and government. Participants are expected to leave with a better knowledge of current research and build networks, to have fruitful brainstorming sessions, generate new ideas and find partners to explore new opportunities. Discussion results will be posted after the workshop on-line on Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Research Network and be included in a final report to government, business and investors.

For selected participants, Newton – TUBITAK Partnership Programme, through the British Council, will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however, participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Participants must have travel and medical insurance.

Coordinators: Dr. Maksim Belitski (UK) and Dr. Elif Kalayci (Turkey)

Dates: 21-26 May 2017

Venue: Atilim University – OSTIM Technopark, Ankara, Turkey

Application deadline: 5pm on 15 March 2017

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Equal Opportunities

The British Council is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in all its activities and this includes the avoidance of any bias in the assessment of applications due to gender, disability, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religious belief. Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organizers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of early career researchers with special needs will be given.

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