UWTSD’s IICED team receive awards at the Being Entrepreneurial 2022 Conference in Brussels


Members of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development (IICED) Team, attended the Being Entrepreneurial 2022 Conference in Brussels, organised by Bantani Education.

Paul Ranson and Hazel Israel received recognition for UWTSD’s transformational practice both at individual and team level.

Paul Ranson and Hazel Israel received recognition for UWTSD’s transformational practice both at individual and team level.

Paul Ranson was awarded his Champion Badge for transforming policy and practice in his work to develop online Enterprise Education and graduate start-ups, through an online Post Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Skills by Derek Vaughan, Minister for Wales in Europe.

Hazel Israel received the Champion Organisation badge on behalf of the IICED Team, in recognition of the Team’s pioneering work to champion the value and benefits of enterprise education throughout their region with an innovative employability strategy underpinned by development of an entrepreneurial mindset.

The EntreComp Awards celebrate excellence in entrepreneurial learning at all levels, across Europe and beyond and are supported by an initiative of the European Union, aiming to engage, connect, grow, and sustain entrepreneurial learning community.

UWTSD’s IICED is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost institutions in creativity-based entrepreneurship education. IICED has not only been active in advising the UK government in the field of entrepreneurship education, but its publications have also been leading discussions at an international level - Yves Punie EU Joint Research Centre, 2016.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was named the European Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the 2022 European Triple E Awards Ceremony in Florence, Italy, earlier this year.

The Triple E Awards are a global recognition of efforts towards the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. Implemented regionally, the Triple E Awards aim to foster change in universities and to emphasize their role in their communities and ecosystems.

Barry Liles, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Skills & Lifelong Learning), said: “We are thrilled to receive continuing recognition of the University’s work in Entrepreneurial Education and the ways in which we create value of all different types for our students and our communities, inspiring them to create better futures for themselves and others.”

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