The School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) was established in January 2014 with the mission to study and promote entrepreneurship and innovation. In order to reach his goal, SCENT dynamically operates on three different levels:
The School of Entrepreneurship is active on a number of initatives related to startups, early stage entrepreneurship, investments, social entrepreneurship.
High-tech entrepreneurial ecosystems are a specific type of ecosystems focusing on fostering technology-based entrepreneurship. Understanding how these ecosystems work is useful for central and regional governments in formulating strategies for economic development.
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SCENT educational offer is made up of four courses focused on innovative entrepreneurship.
Founder of the School of Entrepreneurship (SCENT) at the University of Padova Coordinator of the Research Team on Management and Entrepreneurship, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova.
Full professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Padova.
Founder and Director, Master Program in Project and Innovation Management.
Francesco Ferrati is Postdoc researcher in Entrepreneurship. He got his PhD in Management Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. His research activity is focused on the analysis of startup companies in the Entrepreneurial Finance research stream. In his work he applies data mining and machine learning techniques for the analysis of large datasets in the business domain.
Negalegn Alemu is PhD student in Management Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. He holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Currently, he is working a research in the area of Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) and startups in the field.
Tirufat Dejene is a PhD student in Management Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. She holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She has worked in manufacturing industries and currently, she is carrying out her research activity in the area of Emerging Business Models in Circular Economy.
Ali Raza is Lecturer in Business Management at Teesside University Business School, UK. Former member of the research team at SCENT. He got his PhD at the University of Padova. He has done his MS in Business Administration from Hajvery University, (Pakistan) with Gold Medal. His areas of interests include entrepreneurial development at the country level with special focus on national cultural, economic, political, and regulatory dimensions.
Michael Sheriff is Teaching Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex Business School, UK. He holds a European Ph.D. in Management Engineering and a M.Eng. in Project and Innovation Management from the University of Padova. He also holds a B.Eng. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sierra Leone. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is focused on Social Entrepreneurship.
Saadat Saeed is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Durham University Business School (UK). Former member of the research team at SCENT. He got is PhD at the University of Padova. His research interests are in the field of: University entrepreneurship; Institutions and entrepreneurship; Women entrepreneurship.
Aldo Salinas is Lecturer and Reseacher at Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo - ESAI Business School, Ecuador. Former member of the research team at SCENT. He got is PhD in Management Engineering at the University of Padova.
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