The second partners' meeting was organized at Riga Technical University in Riga on 17 January 2020. The project partners' meeting was aimed to discuss the progress on the Entrepreneurship Training Methodology, which is the third intellectual  output of the project, as well as to finalize the Research on Entrepreneurship Training Methodology in the countries of the  Consortium. The partner representatives all are active researchers in  the focused area of the project, and during the meeting several related research areas were discovered that could be valuable to understand the  impact of the project on entrepreneurship training in higher education  institutions and reach the scientific audience with scientific articles in international and well-reputable databases. During the meeting the  partners discussed particular areas of interest that could benefit the participants, especially the lecturers who will be implementing the Methodology in the following autumn and spring semesters, when planning the next Joint staff training event. This event was initially planned to take place at XAMK in Kuovola, FInland in April 2020, however due to the unpredictable Covid-19 situation, unfortunately the event had to be cancelled and the project partners will discuss the possibility of partially carrying out this event in a virtual format.






By following the intention of the methodology that was applied in the project, 4D (Define it, Design it, Do it, Develop it), the second phase was Designing the project, i.e. designing the main intellectual output in the project - the Transdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Training methodology, setting the timeline, delegating tasks and responsibilities to partners, defining the date for the next short-term staff training event in Finland, drafting the plan for methodology testing and evaluating in partner institutions, as well as setting the stage for the next and ongoing scientific publications that are directly related to this project and planning dissemination activities.

To follow this methodology, the partners discussed four main ongoing activities:
1) suitable and possible formats of dissemination, maintenance and content of the Project Platform during the second part of the project - possibility to share valuable research articles and other professional literature on entrepreneurship training via the Platform that could prove to be useful to stakeholders and academic staff, as well as long-term maintenance after the project ends;
2) planned content, milestones and delegation of tasks to develop the third Intellectual Output - Transdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Training Methodology - and the need to identify courses where the Methodology can be tested in the autumn semester of 2020 and spring semester of 2021;
3) the content and format of the next joint staff training event in Finland,
4) current status on submitted, ongoing and planned scientific articles within the project and discussing areas of interest and value to the project, as well as researchers from each partner organization who could lead the scientific article developments.

After thorough discussions, the project partners were taken to three main actors of the Latvian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: TechHub Riga - a tech-driven coworking space that is driving the IT ecosystem in Latvia and the Baltic states, Latvian Investment and Development Agency, and Buildit Accelerator. The three ecosystem actor representatives learnt about the project, networked with project partners and each gave a valuable presentation on their role in developing the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Latvia.

In addition to this Project partners' meeting in Riga, RTU coordinators visited Anglia  Ruskin University partners in Cambridge to discuss project progress and two Venture Camps that will take place twice in the new year within this project. The Venture Camps are Intensive programmes for higher education learners and their teachers that will conclude each of the study semesters where the newly-developed Transdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Training Methodology will be implemented!