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Preparing Engineers for Small Business

Author(s):

W. Schaufelberger, B. Meili, A. Hagström
Conference/Journal:

SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference, Valencia, The 21st Century: The Golden Opportunity for Engineering Education?
Abstract:

Industrial engineers have traditionally been prepared to work in large enterprises. This has recently changed, the development of ICT has made it easier for electrical and mechanical engineers to start their own business. Education and support for founders of small companies available at ETH and in Switzerland are briefly described in the paper. Education in parallel to engineering education is mainly provided through a special set of optional courses, starting with “Discovering Management” and leading to an adequate qualification in the most important management disciplines. Support for founders of small companies is available on the level of ETH for so-called ETH spin-off companies, and on the level of government with special start-up labels. Sound checklists for founders are available, but the major risks are not always clearly presented.

Year:

2004
Type of Publication:

(01)Article
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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@InProceedings { SchMei:2004:IFA_2067,
    author={W. Schaufelberger and B. Meili and A. Hagstr{\"o}m},
    title={{Preparing Engineers for Small Business}},
    booktitle={SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) Annual
	  Conference},
    pages={},
    year={2004},
    address={Valencia},
    month=sep,
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=2067}
}
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