21 Sep 2022

The “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” training within the framework of Innovation Days has been successfully completed!

The Heinstain Incubator, in collaboration with the Institute of Southeast Europe for Health and Social Policy and the Heimerer College, hosted a two-day training on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” on September 15 and 16.

On the first day of the training, professors: Panu Karhinen from Metropolia University in Finland and Janne Laitinen from the University of Applied Sciences, Jamk in Finland, were invited to serve as international trainers. Mr. Karhinen lectured on the topic “Basic understanding of innovation concepts and entrepreneurship”, while professor Laitinen lectured on “Intrapreneurship vs. Entrepreneurship”. Local trainers, Erza Selmani and Suhida Dermani spoke on the Innovation Process: the main stages and their importance in the development of ideas. Also two huge projects were presented: the ICR (Innovation, Care and Robotics)  as well as the Eramus for Young Entrepreneurs project, in which the College Heimerer is the Contact Office for Kosovo. The last trainer for the day (but not least) was Mr. Oscar Romero, Chief Information Officer at New York City Civic Engagement Commission, NYC Mayor Office. Mr. Oscar presented on the topic of Global Innovation Frameworks for Local Governments.

On the second day (last day) of the training, we had the pleasure of having two international professors, Prof. Dr. Olav Goetz, from Apollon University, Germany, who presented the topic: “The use of simulation and operational research techniques in health care”, as well as Phd. Cand. Matti Mieskolainen, from Jamk University, Finland, who presented the topic “How to have a successful pitch”. During these sessions, participants had the opportunity to participate in group exercises to understand and practice the application of the knowledge gained during the training.
The second session continued with the Pro-Rector for International Cooperation and Projects Mr. Adnan Hoxha, who did a presentation describing the SMAHPC project as one of Heimerer College’s most accomplished initiatives (https://www.src health.net/).
We had the pleasure of concluding the innovation days with the presentation of the MBA. Cand. Lekë Zherka, Network Director of BONEVET, who shared with the participants not only the journey of BONEVET, but also advice and knowledge from personal experience from the first steps as an entrepreneur to the successes of today.