On this page are articles on the theme of regional impact. Click on the country flag to go to the article.

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.



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 he first became interested in entrepreneurship and how a pre-accelerator programme helped him to develop his innovative idea for an enterprise to create societal change.


lessons for social entrepreneurship


Stefan Chichevaliev is the Executive Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Observatory, North Macedonia. In this article he shares his views on how

social entrepreneurs and policy makers can benefit from the findings of academic research.


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.


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.

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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.