Ong Yun Qi, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and
3 October 2018
A delegation of 10 deans from universities in the Philippines visited
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on September 13 as
part of a customised programme under the Entrepreneurship Development Programme
(EDP). The visit aimed to provide knowledge and skills on innovation and
academic entrepreneurship through an exploration of NTU's ecosystem.
The delegation got to learn more about Nanyang Technopreneurship Center
(NTC), its history, programmes and educational approaches. They later toured
the campus, visiting landmarks such as The Hive, an innovative learning hub for
students, and Clean Tech One, an eco-business park featuring collaborations
between NTU and businesses.
The group also had the opportunity to attend a course on Exploring
Entrepreneurship at NTC. During the lesson, they explored the concept and value
of entrepreneurship, its process, and the relevant skills and competencies
expected of aspiring entrepreneurs.
The visit concluded with a stop at NTU's Makers' Labs - the SCSE
Innovation Lab and REP Makers’ Lab. The delegation was introduced to how the
labs play a critical role in acting as distributed innovation and
entrepreneurship engines for students. It was a first-hand experience showing
how NTU engages with students, researchers, the industry, and the government to
create a healthy and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem.
"We are especially thankful that the presenters were so open in
sharing their experiences during Nanyang's journey to becoming the leading
Technopreneurship Hub in the ASEAN Region," said Ms. Anja Teehankee.
"This really gives us something to aspire to and also motivates us
to play an active part in supporting our local entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)
The EDP provides short-term education and training on innovation and
entrepreneurship to the general public and those with specific interests in new
business ventures. It offers open and customised courses to address the needs
for enterprising and personal development.
Open courses include standardised modules on innovation and
entrepreneurship covering the concept and value of entrepreneurship, critical
entrepreneurial competencies, and topics on the life cycle of an enterprise.
Customised courses are also available, providing entrepreneurship trainings
tailor-made for various institutions, companies, SMEs and universities around
For more details on the EDP, please contact us at