Join the EntreComp Workshop at the All Digital Summit 2023!

Artificial Intelligence in Education and Entrepreneurship

Monday 25 September 2023
15:00 – 17:00 CEST
In Zagreb and Online


We live in a rapidly changing society where it is crucial for individuals to have the ability to seize opportunities, collaborate with others, navigate dynamic careers, and contribute to the common good. To achieve these goals, it is essential to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in all aspects of life – the ability to think and act entrepreneurially can accelerate the digital and green transition in Europe.

The vision of this workshop is to foster the creation of synergies between the entrepreneurial and digital learning worlds, supported by DigComp and EntreComp as guiding frameworks.

The European Commission has developed EntreComp: the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework as a reference framework to define and promote an entrepreneurial mindset. EntreComp provides a comprehensive description of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable individuals to be entrepreneurial and create value, whether it be financial, cultural, or social, for others.

EntreComp has the potential to be utilized in several ways – including alongside DigComp:

  • Informing policies and practices aimed at fostering entrepreneurial skills.
  • Assessing and evaluating entrepreneurial competences.
  • Supporting the training of educators, trainers, and teachers in delivering entrepreneurial skills.
  • Designing programs and learning opportunities that cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Recognising and certifying entrepreneurial skills.

EntreComp can be applied across different sectors and serves as a valuable resource for collaboration and development among educators, trainers, employers, professional bodies, and policy-makers.

Artificial Intelligence

AI is becoming an increasingly integral part of various sectors and industries, including education and entrepreneurship. Therefore, it is crucial to understand its potential and how it can be leveraged to improve teaching and learning outcomes, and drive business growth and innovation.

With the growing prevalence of AI technologies, it is essential to ensure that individuals have the necessary skills and knowledge to work with and utilize these technologies. Additionally, there is a need to reflect on the importance of implementing responsible and ethical practices.

The integration of AI and entrepreneurial learning holds great potential for improving entrepreneurial outcomes, fostering innovation, and empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to navigate the challenges of the dynamic business landscape. Some key points highlighting their potential:

  • Data-driven insights: AI technologies can analyse large amounts of data to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape. By leveraging AI algorithms, aspiring entrepreneurs can gain valuable insights into market dynamics, customer preferences, and competitive landscapes, enabling them to make informed decisions and increase their chances of success.
  • Personalised learning experiences: AI can personalize the learning journey for aspiring entrepreneurs by adapting content, resources, and recommendations based on individual needs and goals. Through AI-powered platforms, entrepreneurs can access tailored learning materials, receive personalized feedback, and engage in interactive simulations that mimic real-world business scenarios. This personalized approach can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of entrepreneurial education.
  • Enhanced problem-solving capabilities: AI technologies, such as machine learning and natural language processing, can assist entrepreneurs in tackling complex challenges. By leveraging AI tools, entrepreneurs can access vast repositories of knowledge, tap into expert networks, and gain insights into innovative solutions. AI-powered virtual assistants can provide real-time guidance and support, helping entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of starting and running a business.
  • Automation and optimization: AI can automate routine and time-consuming tasks, freeing up entrepreneurs to focus on critical aspects of their ventures. By automating processes like data entry, financial analysis, and customer support, entrepreneurs can allocate their time and resources more effectively, allowing them to concentrate on strategic decision-making and value creation.
  • Market intelligence and forecasting: AI can assist entrepreneurs in understanding market trends, identifying customer needs, and predicting future demand. By analysing vast amounts of data from diverse sources, AI algorithms can generate valuable market intelligence, enabling entrepreneurs to make data-driven decisions, develop competitive strategies, and adapt to changing market conditions.

Goals of the workshop

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • engage, connect, grow, and support the entrepreneurial learning community – brought together under the common concept of EntreComp;
  • promote a debate in which participants are actively involved, helping them to orient themselves in this changing landscape where rapid technological advancements necessitate continuous updating of digital and entrepreneurial skills;
  • foster discussion on the ethical implications of AI and explore ways to ensure that AI is developed and used in a responsible manner;
  • create an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and collaboration on new projects, thereby promoting innovation and progress in these fields.

Hybrid mode

The workshop is in hybrid mode to allow both face-to-face and online participation. The two-hour session will focus on exploring the relationship between AI, education, and entrepreneurship.

The speakers will share their expertise and experience in the field and engage participants in interactive discussion.

Interactive discussion sessions will allow participants to ask questions and engage directly with the speakers and share ideas, reflections and recommendations. These will highlight potential and existing synergies between EntreComp and DigComp, and will be shared widely through the EntreComp Synergies Action Guide to support how EntreComp can be used across different sectors and themes.



  • Welcome to the EntreComp Synergies project
  • A brief overview of the workshop, speakers and interactive format
  • Exploring the interaction between EntreComp and the AI-driven world.

Moderator: Sandra Troia, ALL DIGITAL


Speaker: Elin McCallum, BANTANI

Session 1: Update on the DigComp 2.2

  • A brief overview of the speaker
  • DigComp 2.2
  • Interactive discussion with in-presence and distance participants.

Moderator: Sandra Troia, ALL DIGITAL

The update on DigComp 2.2 and examples of AI-related knowledge, skills and attitudes

Speaker: Riina Vuorikari, independent expert and member of the European Digital Education Hub’s squad on artificial intelligence in education

Session 2: AI and Education (80 minutes)

  • A brief overview of the speakers
  • Speakers discuss the impact of AI on education and how it is transforming the learning and teaching experience and share their experience in incorporating AI into teaching practice.
  • Interactive discussion with in-presence and distance participants.

Moderator: Sandra Troia, ALL DIGITAL

Teaching for AI, teaching with AI and teaching about AI

Speaker: Riina Vuorikari, independent expert and member of the European Digital Education Hub’s squad on artificial intelligence in education

Using ChatGPT for ideation and concept development. A classroom experience

Speaker: Filip Burgelman, Lizzy Bleumers, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Leveraging AI for skills-based approaches in education: Guidance, Analysis and Development

Speaker: Christoph Bretgeld,

Creating Synergies – entrepreneurial, digital and AI

Speaker: Elin McCallum, BANTANI


Lizzy Bleumers
Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Lizzy Bleumers has been conducting participatory design and user research to inform the development of new technology applications in media, entertainment and education since 2008. She believes innovation starts by looking at how people use technology, and that it is essential to involve various stakeholders in design processes and technology research to achieve a solution that is not only feasible, but also meaningful and viable. At Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, she coordinates the research spearhead ‘Digital media experiences’, which consider how innovative technologies such as extended reality and AI can be applied to support content makers and engage audiences. She is currently involved in the project Campus Lab that seeks to understand how new digital solutions can be tailored to young people, by involving students in the design process.

Christoph Bretgeld

Christoph Bretgeld is a co-founder of SkillLab, a company based in Amsterdam that specializes in developing AI-driven applications for career guidance and education ecosystems.

Filip Burgelman
Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Filip Burgelman works as a lecturer and as entrepreneurship education architect at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Belgium. Actually, he participates within diverse study programs – business, media, design, technology – where he designs and launches entrepreneurial learning trajectories in collaboration with subject teachers. By placing real-life challenges at the centre of the learning process – like Digital Society, the central challenge statement in our presentation during this workshop – learning ‘as close as reality’ takes place to achieve impactful learning gains. For all entrepreneurial learning design and interventions, Filip uses EntreComp as reference framework. He was awarded EntreComp Champion at last year’s first edition of ‘Being Entrepreneurial’, an initiative of EntreComp Synergies.

Elin McCallum
Bantani Education

Elin is the founder of Bantani Education, a non-profit based in Belgium and working internationally on entrepreneurial and creative learning for social, cultural and economic development – to develop skills for change. Bantani works to innovate practice, influence policy and build community, and facilitates The EntreComp Community, a network of 1200+ people and organisations from education, employment, policy and business. Elin has a strong background across policy, practice and evaluation, influenced by her experiences as a youth worker developing life-skills with disadvantaged youth in South Wales, volunteering as a teacher in rural Zimbabwe and over ten years working in entrepreneurship education policy with Welsh Government and European Commission. She works as a global expert on entrepreneurial learning and skills, has published widely and is a frequent speaker at international conferences and events.

Dr. Riina Vuorikari
Independent expert. Member of the European Digital Education Hub’s squad on Artificial Intelligence in education

A leading expert in the fields of digital competence, digital education and learning technologies with over 20 years of working experience, Dr. Riina Vuorikari is actively involved in promoting digital upskilling for education and for active participation in society.


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