Professor Emeritus Andy Penaluna is the former Director of the International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development (IICED), where two of EU’s ten depth case studies that directly informed the development of the EU Joint Research Centre’s 2016 EntreComp Framework originated.
In the UK he chairs the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s work on enterprise and entrepreneurship, and is also an academic advisor to AdvanceHE, the UK’s national body for educator development and support. He has received many accolades from both education and business, with one national entrepreneur’s association taking his case to government as it ‘punched well above its weight’. He has also received a Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion, presented by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace.
In other entrepreneurial work, Andy was one of the OECD/EU HEInnovate’s EPIC assessment of entrepreneurial learning project’s lead academics and, supported the development policy and practice for 42 countries as an advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He also supervised research projects, including a year’s sabbatical undertaken by the UN’s Chief of Entrepreneurship.
As a business owner and academic, Andy is keen to support all educators. At home in Wales, he has helped to develop new national school curriculum that has enterprise as one of its four central purposes.