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The entreTime Train-the-Trainer programme in detail


entreTime is a new entrepreneurship education initiative aimed at upskilling educators within higher education.

Following our specific philosophy “teaching through entrepreneurship”, a pool of experienced professionals in the domain has developed the 3-months train-the-trainer programme, now launched as a pilot.

The entreTime training programme is an excellent learning experience for improving your personal development, understanding the value of entrepreneurial competences as practical life skills, triggering entrepreneurial spirit and societal responsibility among enterprising students.


  • Get inspired by the experience to enrich your teaching “through entrepreneurship”;
  • Get a deep dive into a new experiential learning/teaching style with new tools, cases;
  • Learn from real-life experience with your peers and entrepreneurship practitioners.

Target Groups

  • All educators in higher education who want to teach entrepreneurship or who want to include entrepreneurship activities in their courses to improve the entrepreneurial mindset of students;
  • Entrepreneurship educators interested in further enriching their portfolio of tools and cases as well as in becoming part of the entreTime Community.

Registration process

Pilot Institutions

Throughout 2021 the basic level of the training programme will be validated in the field at 10 selected Higher Education Institutions in Europe and Canada. The first 4 institutions start their pilot programme on March 31st 2021. Each institution has 12 seats for the free pilot testing.

Choose the institution where you would like to register for the pilot:

The seats will be assigned based on the first-come, first-served basis. Therefore we invite you to submit your registration as soon as possible, at the latest by March 24th 2021.

Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email from the pilot organizers with a detailed program and calendar invites for the different activities.


The entreTime the train-the-trainer programme includes:

    • a modular, interactive, blended learning “stop and go” path based on the latest methods/tools;
    • coaching by acknowledged/experienced entrepreneurship professionals;
    • a support system to develop your entrepreneurship teaching approach ready to be implemented.
    • Experiential learning with Micro- and Macro-Challenges
    • Storytelling, peer learning & self-reflection

Programme Topics/Content

In entreTime we define entrepreneurship in a holistic and transdisciplinary way, which includes personal development as well as the creation of innovative projects and start-ups. As an international programme, it also encourages transcending national borders and build an inspiring network of educators for the long-term.

The programme will cover:

  • Relevance and value of entrepreneurial universities
  • Value of entrepreneurship teaching for non-entrepreneurship educators
  • Entrepreneurial Personality and Teams
  • Introduction to the EntreComp Framework 
  • Pedagogy, Self-Reflection
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset + Personality
  • Innovation, Creativity, Opportunity Spotting
  • Systemic Thinking, Ecosystems, Networks
  • Intrapreneurship, Co-Creation, Business Modelling
  • Responsibility, Ethics, Sustainability, SDG’s
  • Communication, Coaching, Storytelling

Expected Results:

Empower enterprising individuals for societal responsibility, grow your international network amongst educators and entrepreneurship experts, understand the value and opportunities of entrepreneurial thinking.

Dates & Events

For participating the pilots, it is necessary to take part in the following events:

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean that this is a pilot programme?

entreTime is an initiative funded by the European Commission aimed at upgrading the skills and pedagogical tools of educators within higher education institutions on the entrepreneurship domain.

This train-the-trainer programme is the core of this initiative. It has been developed by a pool of experienced and acknowledged experts in the field of entrepreneurship education in Europe as well as overseas.

To make this full-fledged training package fully compliant with educators’ expectations it will be tested with 10 different partner institutions across the EU. Four partners are starting their pilot end of March. The other six will open their pilots eventually in September 2021.

How are online sessions delivered?

The online sessions will be delivered through a browser-based MOOC platform. Digital life sessions are hosted with an online video conferencing tool. You will get the access links in advance.

Can I skip some of the sessions?

Participation in all sessions is required. Exceptions can be granted based on prior notification.

How to prepare for the programme?

There is nothing you have to prepare. Once you are selected as a participant, you will receive an email with further instructions. In the introductory webinar, on the 31st of March, the programme will be explained in detail.

What are micro- and macro-challenges? 

Challenges in entreTime are tasks that lead to action, lived experience and reflection and establish “learning through entrepreneurship” in small doses. The tasks differ in their scope and are designed to create a situation that trains entrepreneurial competences in an everyday setting.

What about the advanced level? How can I join it?

The advanced level is not part of the pilot. But with being a participant of the pilot we can give you a notice when the advance level is ready to start.

What is the role of the entrepreneurial coaches during the programme?

Participants will form small groups to work on entrepreneurial challenges. This process will be guided by coaches. Coaches are wisely selected and appreciated experts/professionals/educators in the entrepreneurship field. They receive training on coaching methodology and tools (26th of March from  9:30 to 13:30 CET). They also attend parts of the programme such as the Workshop, the Webinars during the blended learning phase and the final Workshop.

The total workload of a coach is approximately 40h.

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