Spirit of Enterprise Awards
University Supports Enterprise in Europe
The University of Luton will be making a presence at this years European Awards for the Spirit of Enterprise in Brussels. Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas from the Universitys Centre for Competitiveness is one of the guest speakers at this prestigious two day networking event on 14th/15th November at the Palais of Congress and Brussels Stock Exchange.
The two days will feature a range of presentations, multimedia shows, round table discussions and workshop sessions, looking at issues around the development of business centres and information on the European Fund for Start-ups, culminating in the award ceremony itself.
Member of the European Commission and participant in the program, Erkki Liikanen says:
The European Awards for the Spirit of Enterprise . is an important building block in the construction of an entrepreneurial Europe.
The event has been organised by JEE in conjunction with Mr Eric Tomas, Minister for the Economy and Employment of the Brussels-Capital Region, who will also make the official opening address. JEE, which translates as Young European Entrepreneur is a non-profit organisation and important player in organising activities for business start-ups.
In his speech, Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas will be reinforcing the objectives of the Centre for Competitiveness and draw on themes from his books: 'Individuals and Enterprise, creating entrepreneurs for the new millennium' and 'Shaping Things to Come, strategies for creating alternative enterprises'. On the central issues within his speech, Prof. Coulson-Thomas says:
The event is sponsored by the Belgian Presidency, the EU's European Fund for Start-ups and
Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The awards have been endorsed by among others the President of the European Parliament, Nicole Fontaine and feature numerous high profile speakers including two European Commissioners and two Ministers in the Belgium Government.
Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas is a strategic partner of The Networking Firm.