BELA matrix

Sustainable entrepreneurship – defined in a narrow sense – deals with a very innovative company start-up supplying environmentally and/or socially beneficial products and services with the potential to conquer a large part of the market.

BELA MATRIX OF BIO COMPETENCIES

Personality characteristics

No Characteristics Training model Specific assessment test
1 Risk seeking/ tolerance Self help, better coaching or mentoring www.psychometrictest.org.uk

http://theentrepreneurnextdoor.com/

tests/entrepreneurial_pers.html

www.forbes.com/2010/08/02/entrepreneur-personality-quiz-thomas-harrison-entrepreneurs-management-serial-startups-10-quiz.html

http://grasshopper.com/blog/9-professional-assessment-tools/

2 Self-confidence
3 Self-efficacy
4 Strong sense of independence
5 Self-made/self-belief
6 Inventive orientation
7 Optimistic orientation
8 Competitive spirit
9 Courageous and well organized
10 Communication capacity
11 Networking ability
12 Management capacity

 

13 Leadership characteristics
14 Capacity to work in multi-and cross-disciplinary teams
15 Adaptation to changing conditions

Bio entrepreneur competencies characterization

Technical Skills

Knowledge and understanding

No Characteristics Training model Specific assessment test
1 Technological knowledge about manufacture of bio products and specific services Training by transfer of knowledge in now-a-days systems: face to face learning, e-learning, blended learning or other advanced ICT technologies Application tests

Performance tasks

Multiple choice or alternative response test

Self assessment

2 Technological knowledge about industrial life sciences sustainable applications
3 Intellectual Property Rights specific to bio economic sector
4 Multi disciplinary and cross disciplinary characteristics of life sciences
5 Innovation development based on R & D in life sciences sector

Management and Business knowledge and skills

Judgment and approach

 

No Characteristics Training model Specific assessment test
1 Project financial set up and evaluation Training by transfer of knowledge in now-a-days systems: face to face learning, e-learning, blended learning or other advanced ICT technologies

 

Application tests

Performance tasks

Multiple choice or alternative response test

Self assessment

2. Elaboration of a business plan, capacity of building organizations and staff teams and developing them by inter-company cooperation and cooperation between companies and academia; environmental and NGO’s roles.
3 Business intelligence
4 Methods to access to financing, long-term and venture capital financing, (big challenge for R & D, innovation, and science-based companies, where the inherent risk of innovation is high)
5 Assessment of the market of a product and payment mechanisms within the field of life sciences sustainable applications industry
6 Manufacturing and commercialization methods and sale agreements making
7. Economic and social models or regulatory issues developed by the authorities from a national and international perspective

Skills and abilities

No Skills and abilities Development model Specific assessment test
1 Organizing associations / networks Integration of formal and informal learning, meaning especially: e-learning, webinars, training videos, case studies, learning by doing training, peer-to-peer communication, meetings and visits, cross training, supervision, exploration, documentation Follow-up questionnaires and surveys; follow-up interviews; follow-up focus group; observing participant on the job; monitoring specific performance data; action planning and specific follow-up assignments; organizing follow-up session; simulation methods and context.
2 Recognizing opportunities based on innovation
3 Initiative orientation
4 Decision making
5 Creative thinking
6 Determination
7 Quick and forward judgment
8 Persuasion spirit
9 Hard working
10 Holistic management
11 Achievement orientation
12 Imaginative use of knowledge
13 Leading R & D activities