A Community of Practice

for Staff and Faculty

Convening in small group learning environments,

the model consists of three components:

     - Utilising educational technology formulated

specifically for collaborative learning provides

participants with a virtual space in which to

share ideas and data, and refine those ideas

by applying critical thinking and problem-solving.

Coursework toward the acquisition of 21st 

​Century skills delivered via e-learning mechanisms.

     - The EYENEET Community of Practice brings

together mentors who have been trained as

facilitators of learning to improve their capacities

to implement knowledge-building communities in

their working environments, whether at an institute

of higher education, a community-based training

center or via the Internet.

     - Linkages are made with public employment

services (PES) to connect jobseekers with employers

to pursue sustainable employment, with local

entrepreneurial ecosystems to connect programme

participants interested in pursuing a pathway to

entrepreneurship, with educational institutions for

reintegration in the education systems, and with the

public sector for social participation and civic engagement.

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Local mentoring

Our Current Projects

Local Delivery

Training Modules

Delivered through

​Distance Learning


Offering​ training through problem-based learning methodologies for a key set of competences needed for personal development, social inclusion,

active citizenship and employment while also preparing an individual for becoming a successful entrepreneur. 

Focuses on individuals  acquiring skills that will sustain them through their journey toward successful entrepreneurship through distance learning.

The course is designed to help them develop a mindset that drives behaviors toward success in four areas:  work, entrepreneurship, school and

life, including capabilities for analytical problem-solving, innovation and creativity, self-direction and initiative, flexibility and adaptability, critical

thinking, and skills in being able to communicate, work in teams and collaborate. These same skills can also improve their employability in the

21st Century workforce that demands a different set of skills than those taught in traditional education curricula, and can be applied to students

of all ages, from primary school through higher education. Courses are offered online and mentors are trained in distance learning methodologies.

Visit our site at www.Mindset4Successes.com

Training modules developed by the Escola de Comercio de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Business and Commerce), VET Mobility Charter

(2015-2020) under ECVET. ECL is certified under the Portuguese government's «Qualifica» Program, aimed to increase the levels of education and training, contributing to the improvement of employability with the following goals:
•  Increase the qualification levels and improve the employability of individuals, equipping them with skills adjusted to the needs of the labour market;
•  Significantly reduce illiteracy rates, both literally and functionally, while combating semi-illiteracy and total-illiteracy;
•  Enhance the system by promoting greater investment of young adults in education and training courses;
•  Correct the structural backwardness of the country in terms of schooling towards greater convergence with a European reality;
•  Adapt the training offer to the needs of the labour market and national and regional development models. 

Global Skills Network (Barcelona) organises our Community of Practice and delivers the "Train the Trainer" workshops. 

Trajectory of Mentoring Options

EntreComp identifies the competences that make someone entrepreneurial, so that

these can be promoted in one's own business and in organizations, companies, the

education sector and among citizens as well.

It starts by defining what entrepreneurship is, namely the capacity to act upon

opportunities and ideas and transform them into financial, cultural or social value

for others. It then breaks down this definition into three areas:  

EYEMED was devised as a training model

that promotes the acquisition of entrepre-

neurship competences through distance

learning coupled with activities and services

within a localized entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

Our project addresses the thematic objective 

of supporting NEETS, especially women and

young entrepreneurs in acquiring entrepre-

neurship competences and applying them to

starting a business or gaining employment

and enhancing employability. Additionally,

the project has overlapping goals aligned

with ENI CBCMed priorities of promoting 

socio-economic development and social 

cohesion through cross-border

collaboration that creates synergies

amongst Mediterranean Sea Basin 


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Ireland  *   Portugal   *  Spain

Send us an email: info@eyeincubator.com

Beneficiaries equipped with EntreComp

Entrepreneurship Competences


Training model for acquiring mindset and skills.....

EntreComp Model

Pre-Incubation + E-Incubation + Post-Incubation

EYEMED Pre- and Post-Incubation activities


Mindset, Skills and Competences

acquired through

distance learning methodologies -

all online courses, in English.

Training aligned with the EntreComp Framework

EYE - E-Incubator for Entrepreneurs

Incubation of ides from those generated during

training, including testing and validation, developing

a business model, and the creation of a startup.

Participants interact with actors within the local

entrepreneurial ecosystem to access mentors, resources

and services designed to accelerate the growth and

success of entrepreneurial ventures through support that

can include physical space, coaching, shared common

services and networking connections, access to capital

and additional training.

EYENEET is a 12-country consortium to prepare

individuals to be socialized into a world-wide

knowledge-creating culture through technology.

 to facilitate the acquisition of skills required in the

Knowledge Economy  and demanded by the workforce

through technology formulated specifically for knowledge

building plus e-learning. The project targets NEETs that

include youth who are unemployed and underemployed,

and those not gainfully employed in sustainable work



Mindset4Successes - Training Model

​​​​​EYEMED is a 7-country consortium supporting

collaboration of representatives from academic,

business, public sector and training entities that

include our Programme Partners and several

Associate Partners in the EU and Mediterranean

Partner Countries, entrepreneurship ecosystems

and public/private agencies that promote

employment opportunities amongst youth. 

-  Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness;
-  Social Inclusion, Youth Employment/Unemployment/NEETs, and Poverty Reduction
-  Environment, Alternative Energy, Technology, Smart Cities


The E-Corner

Transnational and Cross-Country Collaboration

Addressing society-wide issues to produce positive outcomes and intellectual

outputs while convening stakeholders around:








Per each area,  it defines 15 competences a person needs to be entrepreneurial. Finally, per each competence, it provides a number of learning outcome

statements that illustrate different levels of proficiency, from foundation to expert level.  Content for the EntreComp coursework revolves around macro 

programmes, defining goals and skills acquisition. Upon completion of content development, it is uploaded to the e-learning platform that serves as the

distance learning mechanism for delivery of the courses. There is an evaluation component built into the programme that revolves around the criteria we

have defined for success, involving participation and completion, engagement and learning, application and a demonstration of acquired skills and results. 

All these criteria work in concert with each other, for taken alone are meaningless.  

EntreComp is a reference document that can be used by policymakers for designing curricula and cross-curricular interventions aimed at promoting

entrepreneurial learning. It can also be used by learning providers, employers and others who need a framework for an assessment of an individuals'

competences or for designing education and training materials.  Learn more about the EntreComp Framework here.

​​​​​InterPath Atlantic is a 3-country

consortium to support the growth of small-

and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

through technology with a focus on the

AgriFood sector in the Atlantic region.

Programme partners represent R&D, 

training, higher education, technical

assistance providers toward internationali-

zation and public/private partnerships.

Our project supports the growth of small

and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), 

with a focus on agri-tech and the food

industry and a secondary focus on tourism. 

This project will characterise the sectoral

pressures on internationalisation experienced

by AgriFood SMEs in the Atlantic Area.

The methodology will contribute to the

joint implementation of a suitable process

of innovation for internationalisation as an

adaptable and adoptable toolkit. The outputs

will assist industry stakeholders, regional

authorities and policymakers better under-

stand sectoral pressures affecting growth

in order to establish sustainable pathways

to internationalisation in the AgriFood and

related sectors in the Atlantic Area. 

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Jun 13-15, 2018

16th Rural Entrepreneurship

Conference, University of Plymouth,

Plymouth Business School and Futures

Entrepreneurship Centre  - Forum for

academics, practitioners and policy



Jun 20-22, 2018

Bringing together more than 500

professionals in the fields of

#innovation #UBC in #highered at the

2018 #UIINconf in London. Be a part

of the largest event in the university-

industry interaction space.


JUL 24-25, 2018

WAPSE conference:  The Most Common Occupations in the Labour Market and their Changing Under the Impacts of the Digital Age - the Role of Public Employment  Services , Hue City, Vietnam  http://ht.ly/4moy30kcEbn

Oct 16-17, 2018

Accelerating the Adoption of Advanced Ag Biotech and Data-Driven Farming Solutions - World AgriTech Innovation Series, London, part of RETHINK AG FOOD INNOVATION WEEK http://ht.ly/4XB530jDW8f

Nov 2-8 2018

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2018 conference, "‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’,


​Nov 7-8, 2018

#SMARTBuildings Show, London


Nov 15-16, 2018

“Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-

win strategy for the future” Toledo,

Spain, brings together 200+ leading

academics in this field who present and

debate cutting edge research in a wide

variety of entrepreneurship-related

topics. http://ht.ly/OBVo30k02zs

Recruitment phase for beneficiaries from our

target group - young unemployed or underemployed,

ages 18-28, with a special focus on bringing women

into the programme.  At this stage of the project, participants

will begin to interact with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem

to network with actors that motivate the fostering of

entrepreneurship and economic development in

a local region and with other young entrepreneurs

at all stages of the process of becoming a

successful entrepreneur.

EntreComp -




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Collaborative Pre- and Post-Incubation activities

Online courses

 ​Bridging  the gap between 

preparing   and   ​doing!

Online training

Associates Pre- and Post-Incubation activities

Contact:  Sandra Lund-Diaz, M.Ed., Administration Coordinator, info@eyeincubator.com 


                                                      resourcesideas & opportunities,  and   into action:

Trainers and


facilitate the acquisition of mindset, skills and

competencies toward successful entrepreneurship and/or employment

The EYE Community of Practice resides on our digital platform as a method of bringing together staff, faculty and others who train and

mentor beneficiaries. This virtual community of practice allows its members to network and communicate on a regular basis to share

information and experiences tolearn from each other and develop their professional capacities as trainers and mentors. It is also the space

EYE partners and organizers access to share information and communicate about the project's progress. The EYE CoP contains a

repository of informational resources that can help expand training options and stay abreast of publications, research and other information

pertinent to the work accomplished through EYE.

The EYE CoP also organizes the "train the trainer" workshops for the diverse needs of our projects.

Our E-Corner is the content curator for our cross-border collaborations.  It is more than just a repository of information and insights on the challenges

faced, solutions proposed, resources marshaled or research findings around the issues of programming sponsored under the EYE umbrella. Under

each of our programmes, the E-Corner serves a distinct function:

​     - Under EYEMED, the E-Corner helps our beneficiaries engaging in entrepreneurship as a job or gaining employment in traditional fields, bring

their ideas to life and create value for their entrepreneurial endeavors by curating content. A digital catalogue displays media-rich postings to connect

with each other. Here, they are able to display what they have learned from the experts in developing their project, and where they can learn from each

other.  This is a benchmark of entrepreneurship and an important  interpretation of EntreComp competences.

     - Under EYENEET, the E-Corner allows participants to work with together through the Knowledge Forum, an education technology formulated

specifically for knowledge-building learning communities. The programme supports collaborative learning around a experiential communication audit

project, where participants are exposed to a real-world working environment to increase skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, research

and analysis. Their exposure to real-world problems will task them to come up with solutions that involve critical thinking and creativity. EYENEET

participants thus become marketable candidates as potential entrepreneurs while also being prepared for the 21st Century workforce. The E-Corner

serves as a repository for research on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in our region.

    - Under Interreg, the E-Corner also hosts a digital catalogue of products and services offered by the SMEs receiving technical assistance from

the AgriTour Tech Atlantic project.

Of Interest:


and Post-Incubation

Activities / Resources

in collaboration with a

local entrepreneurship ecosystem

Trajectory of Training Options


Participant assessments will evaluate their progress through the course as well as their integration in the local entrepreneurship ecosystems for

access to the network for pre-incubation activities geared toward the generation, testing & validation of ideas. Upon completion of the E-Incubation

component of the project, participants will return to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem to avail themselves of resources like mentoring/business

incubation services (networking, access to capital and VC investments, pitches, etc) and MBA-style resources like business models, Bplans and

activity required to launch a startup or MSME.  Pre-incubation and post-incubation resources are made available by public/private employment

services to help participants secure jobs for beneficiaries seeking gainful full-time employment in their professions in lieu of starting an

entrepreneurship venture. Stakeholders brought together for dialogue on unemployment issues and challenges in their geographic regions.


EYE - E-Incubator for Entrepreneurs
EYE - E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs