The training of entrepreneurs and the development of high potential ventures has undergone a radical revolution in the last decade. Traditional classroom education has been augmented and sometimes supplanted by hands on experiential education. The leading methodology for this new approach is the Lean LaunchPad [LLP] approach that was first developed at UC Berkeley and Stanford universities by educational innovators Professors Steve Blank and Jerome Engel. This method became the gold standard for innovation and entrepreneurial training when it was adopted by the US National Science Foundation’s (NSF) as the heart of its new I-Corps program.

As a result, this method has been deployed throughout the US at hundreds of colleges and universities and thousands of new venture teams, as well as at leading institutions around the world. It has also been adopted by numerous incubators, accelerators and major corporations. This is the leading approach for assessing the viability of the commercialization of new technologies through building entrepreneurial ventures. It is also a very strong tool for identifying partners and licensees when it is determined that the best commercialization path is through early collaboration or licensing to major corporations. The Science and Technology Parks of APTEnisa are the implementers of LLP in Spain.

Goals and Objectives

Receive form one of the creators of the LLP, Prof. Jerome Engel, the advises and orientations for the effective implementation.

Know about international practices in how to apply LLP in Ecosystems of Innovation.

Share lessons learned from different applications of LLP.

Create APTENISA Community with Science Parks Managers that are applying LLP Methodologies.

Discover Jerome Engel

Jerome is a veteran of Silicon Valley. After a successful career advising and founding entrepreneurial ventures, he joined the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 to found the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. Mr. Engel is an adjunct professor emeritus at the Haas School of Business, and instructs in both the School’s MBA and Executive Education programs, and served as the founding National Faculty Director of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program.
Outside of academia Mr. Engel is a venture capitalist and an active investor in and advisor to technology entrepreneurs, and a consultant to universities, governments and businesses around the world on faculty and curriculum development, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology commercialization and regional economic development.
Discover more about him clicking here.

APTENISA Programme

JUNE 29th, 2023

11:30 – LLP activating Ecosystems of Innovation, Prof. Jerome Engel, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley.

12:00 – Panel discussion: “Lean Innovation program as a way to standardize and scale technology commercialization”.

Moderator: Prof. Jerome Engel, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley.

Panelist 1: Dr. Poh Kam, Emeritus Professor, NUS Business School and LKY School of Public Policies.

Panelist 2: Dr. Josep M. Pique, Executive President of La Salle Technova Barcelona and President of the Triple Helix Association.

Panelist 3: Ned Wakeman, Director & Founder of Lean Life Science.

Panelist 4: Virginia Trigo, Professor at ISCTE and Member of the Awards Committee at the Triple Helix International Conference.

13:00 – Conclusions and Takeaways.

13:30 – Workshop ends.


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