2015/01/12

2015 01 12 Visit at Stanford Engineering's 'European Innovation & Entrepreneurship' (ME421) is a weekly speaker series - now entering Year Seven - that presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate, university research & technology commercialization communities to share their insights and experiences with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

The Stanford School of Engineering's committment to entrepreneurship in its undergraduate and graduate teaching and research programs dates back well over a decade. While our primary focus today remains on the entrepreneurship scene here in Silicon Valley and the USA — exemplified by the weekly Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar (ETL)— we have in recent years also expanded our scope of interest to the broader global landscape. Faculty of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) are today actively engaged in entrepreneurship education across four continents. The US-Asia Technology Management Center in the Electrical Engineering Department also offers the Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries Public Lecture Series (EE 402T) each Spring Quarter.

European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders

The European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar (EEITL) is a weekly lecture series on entrepreneurship and technology innovation as practiced in Europe — and by Europeans in Silicon Valley — co-sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and our European Government Partners. The seminar is free and Open to the Public, and is affiliated with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. It also functions as a class called Mechanical Engineering 421 (ME 421).

Why Europe and EEITL?

The Stanford School of Engineering's committment to entrepreneurship in its undergraduate and graduate teaching and research programs dates back well over a decade. While our primary focus today remains on the entrepreneurship scene here in Silicon Valley and the USA — exemplified by the weekly Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar (ETL)— we have in recent years also expanded our scope of interest to the broader global landscape. Faculty of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) are today actively engaged in entrepreneurship education across four continents. The US-Asia Technology Management Center in the Electrical Engineering Department also offers the Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries Public Lecture Series (EE 402T) each Spring Quarter.
The Mechanical Engineering Department is now pleased to offer this new experimental course which focuses on an emerging — but relatively neglected — innovation region and community. From Ireland to Russia, and from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, Europe's technology sector is today playing an growing role in bringing new energy, environmental, water, information, medical device and life sciences technologies to market thru small- and medium-sized enterprises. Europe's countries, however, face substantial challenges in rapidly moving technical innovations developed in universities, national laboratories and corporations into the marketplace. Many of these regional innovation clusters are increasingly looking to domestic entrepreneurship — and Silicon Valley — to accelerate this process and train a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

What is the time and location for EEITL?

EEITL takes place every Monday 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM in Skilling Auditorium, School of Engineering, Stanford University (next to the Durand building and close to Terman Engineering building), Holidays and Spring Break excepted. Click here for directions and a map to Skilling Auditorium and on-campus parking.

How can I view the sessions later?

Each quarter, the sessions are available to watch online via the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). Once the quarter is complete, the files are removed from the server. For a fee, it is possible to request a tape or DVD of the event from SCPD directly.
Mondays 4:30pm @ Hewlett 201 Auditorium [ @Europreneurs ] Stanford Engineering's 'European Innovation & Entrepreneurship' (ME421) is a weekly speaker series - now entering Year Seven - that presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate, university research & technology commercialization communities to share their insights and experiences with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.  European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Thought Leaders takes place every Monday from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm in Hewlett 201, on the second floor of the Hewlett Teaching Center, Stanford Engineering Campus, holidays excepted. Click here for a map of Hewlett 201, which is directly across from the Packard Electrical Engineering Building, and diagonally across from the Gates Computer Science Building.

Winter 2013 - 2014




Special Events

The European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar (EEITL) is pleased to announce the following upcoming events of interest, to be held in conjunction with - or following - our regularly scheduled weekly lectures.
  • May 18: European - US Angel Groups Mini-Summit at Stanford. Details to be announced.
  • June: Workshop on Europeans in Silicon Valley at Stanford. Details to be announced.


News and Announcements

The Stanford School of Engineering lists here news and event announcements of broader interest to the European entrepreneurship and innovation community, whether they take place here in Silicon Valley or in Europe.

European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders

The European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar (EEITL) is a weekly lecture series on entrepreneurship and technology innovation as practiced in Europe — and by Europeans in Silicon Valley — co-sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and our European Government Partners. The seminar is free and Open to the Public, and is affiliated with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. It also functions as a class called Mechanical Engineering 421 (ME 421).