Organisations often struggle to adapt to new technologies and the rapid integration of disruptive IT technologies such as the AI. This challenge becomes more pronounced in a landscape of continuous and accelerating change, where not all organisations are agile enough to overcome cultural and organisational inertia.
The Summer School on Digital Technologies and Entrepreneurship directly addresses these challenges by arming participants with the skills to analyze work processes and organizations. Through a blend of workshops and hands-on work on actual company challenges, participants will learn how to develop innovative work methods and lay the groundwork for a reorganization, new venture or a spin-off of the company.
The 2024 Summer School on Digital Technologies and Entrepreneurship promises a transformative impact on the participating students and companies providing them with challenges by leveraging the collective expertise of renowned international experts. Over a two-week duration, participants will be immersed in a dynamic learning environment, where they gain insights from leading figures in entrepreneurship and the application of digital technologies. This unique experience positions them to tackle some of the most pressing challenges that organizations face in the present and the foreseeable future. It also teaches the students the basics of value creation, value capture and business model generation for existing and new ventures.
By fostering collaboration and innovation, the summer school encourages participants to work in teams, addressing real-world challenges encountered by global companies and institutions based in Slovenia. This hands-on approach not only enhances the participants' problem-solving skills but also provides practical solutions for the partnering organizations. The symbiotic relationship formed during this collaborative process benefits both the students and the entities seeking innovative solutions – that sometimes continues even after the summer school is completed.
As students engage in solving concrete challenges, they apply cutting-edge digital technologies to develop solutions that have the potential to reshape individual companies, whole industries and contribute to economic growth. The emphasis on entrepreneurship ensures that these solutions are not only technically sound but also commercially viable. Participants are exposed to the intricacies of venture creation, preparing them for the dynamic landscape of business and innovation.
The Summer School is open to young professionals as well as Bachelor or Master students, who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies and learn how to turn these technologies into business. This will enable them to become innovators and entrepreneurs in the field of digital transformation, managing innovation activities in their own startup companies or large enterprises as designers, developers and founders.
As the programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.
The Summer School takes place at the Campus of School of Economics and Business (SEB LU), the scientific and technical center of the University of Ljuibljana, Slovenia. The SEB LU is both a national leader and an internationally recognised academic and research institution in the fields of business and economics.
This was one of the first universities of excellence in Slovenia and is one of the top universities in Europe. The SEB LU has become the first and only Triple Crown School in the broader region to have been awarded the - EQUIS , AACSB and AMBA international accreditations. This achievement ranks the SEB LU among the top 1% of business and economic schools in the world. The SEB LU has been featured in the Financial Times’ European Business Schools Rankings 2021 , becoming the first business school from Slovenia on this list. Also the SEB LU “International Master in Business and Organisation” (IMB) programme features in The Financial Times’ 2021 ranking of the world’s best “Master in Management” programmes.
The city center of Ljubljana can be reached within 5 minutes via the bus line or 10 min walking. Together with the EIT students, we want to experience Ljubljana and Slovenia with its great variety of cultural, sports, and social activities. During the social activities in the programme, the students will experience the local culture and cuisine and visit one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Accommodation is available at the DDB Hostel, located a short 2-minute walk from the location of summer school.
Local school organisers will provide you with all support and info you may need.