Innovation and entrepreneurship

By: Neylin Calderón

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), since practice, promotes an innovative model of Higher Education, being the first Intercultural Community University of Latin America, that is why in the careers taught in this study house are taught programs of subjects that integrate innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this sense, a team made up of teacher Soraida Siles, URACCAN curriculum coordinator; Teacher Heydi Forbes, coordinator of the Slilma Center for Innovation and Intercultural Community Entrepreneurship; teacher Ivonne McLean, academic secretary of the URACCAN Bilwi campus and teachers Olga Marina Chow and Marcos Hernández, review the innovation and entrepreneurship subject programs currently taught from URACCAN.

Purposes of the meeting

According to teacher Heydi Forbes, this is an articulated work between the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship and academic direction of URACCAN, that is why, they have the accompaniment of the academic area, "We will be teaching us how a subject program is being developed and based on that is supporting us in reviewing the programs that we already have and reviewing the contents and topics" Forbes said.

URACCAN has subject programs in various careers, including a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Administrative Informatics, Systems Engineering, "but we believe that we need to improve in terms that these careers have the most commercial focus and we are trying to include the topic of technological tools, technological innovations and social innovations," Heydi Forbes added.

The main idea is that students have basic tools of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, because from URACCAN they can not only graduate, but take the profession beyond classes, and create new professionals committed to innovations that have to do with social transformation to and from communities.