28 research outputs found

    Envisioning the Future of Learning for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    How can educators, teachers and trainers stay current and address the dynamic opportunities of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship teaching and training? This book offers an overview of the VISION research project, which provides an understanding of the future of education in these areas and describes the approach taken by the VISION team, including the findings of interviews with more than 130 global stakeholders

    Οι τίτλοι παραστατικοί δικαιωμάτων κτήσης μετοχών (warrants) ως υβριδικός τίτλος χρηματοδότησης

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    Οι τίτλοι παραστατικοί δικαιωμάτων κτήσης μετοχών (warrants) στη βασική τους μορφή είναι για τους περισσότερους στην ημεδαπή έννομη τάξη άγνωστοι, λόγω της πρόσφατης νομοθετικής κατοχύρωσης τους στο πεδίο του εταιρικού δικαίου με τον νόμο 4548/2018. Σε μία προσπάθεια απλής απόδοσης της έννοιας και της λειτουργίας τους μπορούμε να πούμε πως οι εταιρικοί τίτλοι κτήσης μετοχών αποτελούν κινητές αξίες, τίτλους που δίνουν το δικαίωμα στον κάτοχο τους («ενσωματώνουν δικαίωμα») να αποκτήσει μετοχές της εταιρείας που τους εξέδωσε και τους διέθεσε σε αυτόν. Δεδομένης της πολυπλοκότητας τους ως χρηματοπιστωτικών μέσων και του έως έναν βαθμό «αχαρτογράφητου» αυτών, η παρούσα εργασία στοχεύει περισσότερο στο να καταδείξει και να καταστήσει σαφή τα βασικά εκείνα χαρακτηριστικά των τίτλων κτήσης μετοχών ως μίας ιδιαίτερης κατηγορίας τίτλων, το πως ακριβώς αυτοί λειτουργούν, ιδίως ως ένα υβριδικό μέσο χρηματοδότησης, το γιατί μία ανώνυμη εταιρεία επιλέγει να προβεί σε έκδοση τους αλλά και το ποια είναι η θέση του δικαιούχου τους σε όλη αυτή τη διαμορφούμενη με την έκδοση τους κατάσταση. Στο Β΄ μέρος της παρούσας γίνεται μνεία και στα ζητήματα της διαδικασίας έκδοσης τους, της ιδιαίτερης σύμβασης που καταρτίζεται μεταξύ εκδότριας των τίτλων εταιρείας και δικαιούχου αλλά και της άσκησης του ενσωματωμένου σε αυτούς δικαιώματος, προς τον σκοπό μίας όσο το δυνατόν πληρέστερης προσέγγισης τους.Warrants in their basic form are unknown to the most in the domestic legal order, due to their recent regulation in the field of corporate law by the law no. 4548/2018. In an effort to simply convey their meaning and function, we could say that warrants are securities which entitle their holder to acquire shares of the company which issued and delivered them to him. Given their complexity as financial instruments and the fact that they are “uncharted” to some extent, this paper mostly aims to demonstrate and clarify those basic characteristics of warrants as a special class of securities, to demonstrate how exactly they function, especially as a hybrid financing instrument, why a limited company chooses to issue them and what is the position of their holder within the company after their issuance. Part B of the present document also refers to the issues of their issuance procedure, the special contract which is drawn up between the issuer - company and the holder, as well as to the exercise of the embedded option, in order to approach warrants as fully as possible

    Education for innovation: engineering, management and design multidisciplinary teams of students tackling complex societal problems through Design Thinking

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    [EN] Innovation education involves a different approach both for professors and students. It requires understanding people, technology and business to develop truly innovative solutions that can succeed in the market. The aim of this paper is to analyze the benefits, learning outcomes and self-learning perception about innovation from students participating in an innovative learning experience co-developed by an Electrical Engineering School, a Business School and a Design Institute. Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) is a program created by CERN to host educational projects where multidisciplinary teams of students tackle innovation challenges. The objective is to design solutions to social problems through Design Thinking. It was observed that engineering students, after this learning experience increase their understanding of user’s needs and the relevance of focusing on them when approaching innovation challenges. Also, they improve their ability to ideate break-through solutions thanks to a better understanding of the relationship between people, business and technology due to their in-depth interaction with management and design students. Furthermore, their self-confidence is significantly increased along with their entrepreneurial skills. The level of engineering student’s understating of innovation as a whole is higher with this approach compared to standard design-build projects performed at the Engineering Schools.Keywords: Design Thinking, Innovation, Challenge Based Education, Multidisciplinary projectshttp://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD18Charosky, G.; Hassi, L.; Leveratto, L.; Papageorgiou, K.; Ramos, J.; Bragos, R. (2018). Education for innovation: engineering, management and design multidisciplinary teams of students tackling complex societal problems through Design Thinking. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 1081-1087. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAD18.2018.81501081108

    Physiological parameters for Prognosis in Abdominal Sepsis (PIPAS) Study : a WSES observational study

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    BackgroundTiming and adequacy of peritoneal source control are the most important pillars in the management of patients with acute peritonitis. Therefore, early prognostic evaluation of acute peritonitis is paramount to assess the severity and establish a prompt and appropriate treatment. The objectives of this study were to identify clinical and laboratory predictors for in-hospital mortality in patients with acute peritonitis and to develop a warning score system, based on easily recognizable and assessable variables, globally accepted.MethodsThis worldwide multicentre observational study included 153 surgical departments across 56 countries over a 4-month study period between February 1, 2018, and May 31, 2018.ResultsA total of 3137 patients were included, with 1815 (57.9%) men and 1322 (42.1%) women, with a median age of 47years (interquartile range [IQR] 28-66). The overall in-hospital mortality rate was 8.9%, with a median length of stay of 6days (IQR 4-10). Using multivariable logistic regression, independent variables associated with in-hospital mortality were identified: age > 80years, malignancy, severe cardiovascular disease, severe chronic kidney disease, respiratory rate >= 22 breaths/min, systolic blood pressure 4mmol/l. These variables were used to create the PIPAS Severity Score, a bedside early warning score for patients with acute peritonitis. The overall mortality was 2.9% for patients who had scores of 0-1, 22.7% for those who had scores of 2-3, 46.8% for those who had scores of 4-5, and 86.7% for those who have scores of 7-8.ConclusionsThe simple PIPAS Severity Score can be used on a global level and can help clinicians to identify patients at high risk for treatment failure and mortality.Peer reviewe

    Prevalence, associated factors and outcomes of pressure injuries in adult intensive care unit patients: the DecubICUs study