One of the first steps in dealing with the ECOSTAR initiative is to understand the level of entrepreneurship and innovation education within forestry and environmental university departments in the EU. In order to achieve this purpose, we would like to ask all the students to fill in the ECOSTAR needs analysis form, by June 24th, at the following link:

With the results from this survey, ECOSTAR can better its targets for its specialized training programmes. Training programmes which you can be a part of. These are the first training programmes of their kind, with opportunities for scholarships and business plan awards. Training programmes that foster skills and ideas in innovation and entrepreneurship in MEEB, increasing the capacity of higher education institutions (researchers), start-ups (PhD) and businesses (entrepreneurs) to exploit the potential for marketable processes, methods and services, helping to promote sustainable businesses.