At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Behzad Soltani Faculty Member of Kashan University introduced the concept of Entrepreneurial University and stated that having entrepreneurial output is one of the main features of Entrepreneurial University. He said: Entrepreneurship encompasses all academic trends and in the future entrepreneurship will be recognized as one of the main missions of universities. A faculty member of Kashan University mentioned both entrepreneurship and community-based concepts and said: "Community-based university is the next generation of universities and we cannot use this concept for entrepreneurial university"
Dr. Soltani pointed out that the main mission of the university is to educate human beings. "At Entrepreneurship University, one should not worry about losing the importance of education at university, as statistics show that in entrepreneurship universities, education and research have been strengthened." He said.
"The exploitation and commercialization of what graduates and researchers gain in the university is one of the core values of an entrepreneurial university, and it should have an impact on the community economy," he said.
Dr. Soltani said: "It is very important for postgraduate students to find job after graduating from university. In universities, the employment rate of a university's graduates is an indicator of their evaluation.
Dr. Behrooz Zarei, a member of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, referring to the process of fundamental changes in this era, explained various concepts of entrepreneurship and said: "What is mentioned in the definition of entrepreneurship is the creation of something valuable and different. Having entrepreneurship universities is a process that must take shape over time. "We need to be able to do valuable work in the process that creates jobs," he said.
Dr. Zarei said: Entrepreneurship is simple but in practice requires risk taking and since the core of entrepreneurship is the destruction and rebuilding it needs creative minds.
"Introducing new goods, creating new production methods, creating new markets and finding new sources can fit into the concept of entrepreneurship," he said.
"Statistics show that in rich countries, entrepreneurship is not doing well, and this shows that the concept of entrepreneurship differs from its theoretical foundations," said Dr. Zarei.
He pointed to the startup statistics in Iran and mentioned that the process of start-ups in our country is in a nascent stage and the formation compared to the global average is in good condition, but when we reach the stabilized stage, this average falls. It can be concluded that entrepreneurship in our country is a social flow and not an economic flow and resources are not spent in the right place. He added: "According to statistics and surveys in Iran, startups are successful in communicating with large centers and identifying situations well." In fact, start-ups have the role of updating corporate plans. Dr. Zarei described the design of an organizational entrepreneurship strategy and said: Creating the right atmosphere within the organization to support entrepreneurship is important and is one of the characteristics of entrepreneurial performance, innovation, risk taking and market leadership.
At the end of the meeting, the participants discussed and exchanged views.