Christy Suciu Selected to Judge International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards

christy suciu with first place winner winner
Christy Suciu with first places winner Patrick Link and co-judges.

Christy Suciu, a lecturer in the Department of Management, served as a judge for the 5th Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards at the 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Kalamata, Greece. The conference and awards were hosted by the University of Peloponnese.

Suciu is excited by the advancement of innovative teaching.

“All over the world, there are so many fantastic initiatives for innovative teaching. The top three winners were from Switzerland, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates,” said Suciu, “and China just passed an initiative that project-based learning is essential…no more one-way lectures to students.”

The award winners are:

  • First Place: Patrick Link, Rene Zeier and Valentina Fontana; LUASA – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
    Smart-Up – How to Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting at a University
  • Second Place: Hongyi Sun, City University of Hong Kong, China
    The PIPE Model for Experiential Education of Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Third Place: Al Abbadi Maysam, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
    Acceleration of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems through Innovative Youth Education

Serving as judges along with Suciu were Kenneth A. Grant, Ph.D., Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and Christopher J. Moon, FRSA FHEA, Eco-entrepreneur, Middlesex University, United Kingdom.