2013 sees the continuation of our work to promote co-operative and employee-owned models of enterprise in higher education.
In co-operation with Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS), CETS isorganising a series of screenings of the US employee ownership film, We The Owners, across 3 or 4 Scottish Universities (one of which is the University of Aberdeen). Open to students, academics, local business people, and co-operators, the screenings will take place during late February, early March; contact email@example.com if interested in attending.
March will see the completion of an innovative project, supported by Co-operatives UK, to establish a co-operative to provide employment to students from a Scottish university. Student-owned and led, the new co-operative will be launched in late March and will be based on a successful model from MondragÃ³n Corporation in the Basque Country.
Finally, work continues, thanks to the support of CDS, on disseminating the outputs of a recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between CETS and the University of Aberdeen. These outputs include an academic textbook, a collection of essays, an entrepreneurship guide for students/graduates, and a virtual learning environment. We are also delivering a series of lectures across Scottish universities, in particular with the University of the West of Scotland.