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Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship

The theme of innovation, design, and entrepreneurship has been one of the other emerging focuses of stakeholders’ recommendations, similarly with recent trends internationally indeed. Several stakeholders recommend establishing structured programs that encourage innovation and design skills in order to help to have iKBE industries [QS]. Design-based engineering education is increasingly embraced as a new philosophy; one of the most influential policy reports by the National Academy of Engineering (USA) recommend to include hands-on design projects from freshman year and in all professional years (NAE 2005). Furthermore, capstone designs were strongly recommended to be derived from real-world and industrial problems (NAE 2005). More emphasis on entrepreneurship and technology transfer in engineering education was highly recommended by interviewees as a major mean of transferring innovations in design into added value (whether economic or social) outcomes (QS).

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