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Global entrepreneurial talent management is a key challenge for the software sector internationally where competition for high-end skills is intense. SMEs are at a significant disadvantage when competing with major multinationals to access these skills. The Information and Communications Technology sector accounts for 5% of all employment in the EU and there are 900,000 vacancies in this sector in 2017 , however over 50% of senior ICT managers believe graduates lack the necessary combination of technical, business and interpersonal skills . In addition, only 4 in 1000 women work in the ICT sector .
To address these challenges, HubLinked, an EU-funded Knowledge Alliance partnership of 11 industry and HE partners in the EU and Korea, is developing an integrated curriculum for industry-oriented, internationalised, innovation focused and interdisciplinary Computer Science degrees (“CSI4”). CSI4 features Global Labs, where teams of students work across timezones to prototype software, an internationalization-at-home experience which mimics working in a global ICT campany.
Lillis, D., Doyle, P. & Collins, M. (2017). Global Software Innovators Strengthening the Software Innovation Capacity of Europe and Korea. The 2017 International Conference on Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management and Social Collaboration, Daegu, South Korea, July 2017. doi:10.21427/ns24-sy42