"It is essential to bring yourself up to date and to support, with the help of scientific research, the impact entrepreneurial education initiatives have."
To Rafaela Bueckmann Diegoli, innovation, entrepreneurship, and education are three key processes to transform society. Since innovation comes from dissatisfaction or from the concern for something that does not work the way it should, it can be transformed through entrepreneurship into a sustainable solution that adds economic, environmental, and social value. However, since the innovation and entrepreneurship levels needed nowadays are too high to occur organically, education is the means to reach goals. She calls this "entrepreneurship by design".
As a specialist in entrepreneurial education, Bueckmann Diegoli has had the fortune to train entrepreneurship professors in various countries, more recently in Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Ecuador. This leader development greatly motivates her because, by empowering others, she can achieve an exponential impact. For this reason, she enjoys being part of the success stories of her students and collaborators.
In addition to firmly believing in entrepreneurship by design; that is, the creation and development of entrepreneurial ecosystems that impact locally, with the main role played by universities, the doctor in Business and Management of Entrepreneurial Activity from the Universidad de Cantabria considers that the evaluation of the effect of education programs is one of the greatest challenges to her profession.