International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )
An entrepreneurial competency developed from the very first year in university is increasingly in demand from policy-makers and high-tech companies in order to gain a competitive advantage and leadership in business. Traditionally, this aim has been achieved through specific courses or conferences mainly focused on the development of students’ knowledge about entrepreneurship, considering this issue as a topic apart from the rest of subjects in the academic curriculum. However, in recent years, the efficiency of this orientation has been questioned and a new approach conducted on an action-based entrepreneurship education has started to arise. In this paper, a new
experience carried out at Technical University of Madrid, UPM (Spain) to develop students’ skills and abilities in entrepreneurship will be presented. This experience is included as part of the academic curriculum in a first year undergraduate course on Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) taught in the School of Telecommunication Systems Engineering.
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