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Entrepreneurship and Development - What is missing?

Gerson Sopó Montero describes how public policy, human talent and the private sector are fundamental actors in an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Innovation and inclusive digital economies in South East Asia.

Giulia Ajmone Marsan makes the case for the importance of social inclusion and environmental sustainability policies, so that economic growth will benefit as many people as possible.

Breaking the glass ceiling: women entrepreneurs make it happen.

Fiorina Mugione shares her insights the range of support that can help disadvantaged or under-represented people to become entrepreneurs in developing countries.


Health innovation

In November 2017, 450 researchers, teachers, health professionals, consultants, politicians and students gathered in Copenhagen to learn more about the future of the health sector, through workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

A new mindset for local government

Anita Thornberry, Executive Director of the Haven Gateway Partnership in the UK discusses some of the most important challenges facing Local Government and the need for a new mindset to address these problems.

European health and innovation

Paul Coyle, Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, introduces EIT Health launched in 2015, one of six Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Refugee entrepreneurship

Kristina Vayda is the Executive Director of FAIRE (Fund for Action and Innovation by Refugee Entrepreneurs). She explains how refugees can be helped to gain the essential skills, knowledge and experience they need to become entrepreneurs.

The value of necessity entrepreneurship

Christel Tessier-Dargent examines the scope and meaning of necessity entrepreneurship, and reflects on the business competencies PhD students develop in their education.

Responding to the needs of cities and regions

Raffaele Trapasso is a Senior Economist at the OECD.

In this article, Raffaele introduces two important initiatives: - the Entrepreneurship Education Collaboration and Engagement (EECOLE) Network and the Geography of Higher Education (GoHE).

The living university

Hundreds of people attended a special event in February 2019 on the topic of “Third Mission of Universities: opportunities and challenges” organised by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Social entrepreneurs fighting climate change

Luka Minić is an English educator, translator, freelance writer and entrepreneur. He explains how his interest in entrepreneurship and how a pre-accelerator helped him to develop his innovative idea for an enterprise to create societal change.

International partnerships and sustainability

Ravi Bhandari explores the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset and international partnerships to rural enterprise, sustainability & the circular economy.

Social entrepreneurship - developing an ecosystem

 In this interview, Stefan Chichevaliev explains the work of the Social Entrepreneurship Observatory, promoting social entrepreneurship in South-East Europe.

Entrepreneurial nurses

Gunn-Berit Sæter is a PhD student at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and works at Engage Centre for Engaged Education through Entrepreneurship. Here she shares her fascinating insights into entrepreneurship in healthcare.

Research, innovation and community development

Jonas Villas explains how research and innovation respond to the needs of society in the Philippines, and are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How entrepreneurship can change lives

Jay Wasim is Head of Business and Management, at Heriot-Watt University, in Scotland. Jay explores the practical application of entrepreneurship research and how this can lead to the creation of greater economic and social value in society.

Future Africa

A new “Future Africa” campus, at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, aims to drive much-needed collaboration between scientists from different disciplines by offering a dynamic living, learning and research environment.

Towards the entrepreneurial society

Yancy Vaillant is Full Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, at TBS Education in Spain. He  explains the implications of research into entrepreneurship and innovation for academia, for entrepreneurs & practitioners, and for policy makers.


Anatolian Valley: new entrepreneurship zone

Selahattin Ciritci is a researcher/trainer based in Adana in Turkey. In this article, Selahattin explains how entrepreneurship is seen within Turkish culture.  He describes a more inclusive approach which is stimulating greater participation amongst young people.