Innovation eco-systems and entrepreneurship

Online course
04 Feb 2021 29 Mar 2021
Target Group
Mainly for first level students (Bachelor). Entry requirements: students must have 30 higher education credits or the equivalent
Lund University
Closed  (Deadline: 27 Jan 2021 23:59)

Innovation and entrepreneurship are today seen as vital for the progression of the global as well as the national economy. The EU and several national agencies have set up “Innovation strategies” to enhance innovation in general, but also in specific subject areas (not least related to the Sustainable Development Goals). Innovation is however dependent on the driving force of entrepreneurs in order to become successful. Hence, we can find a variety of organizations that provide all kinds of support for upcoming entrepreneurs with good ideas. An eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship is built. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of what the building blocks of these eco-system are on a national, regional, and local level. A comparison will be made of the course participants’ countries, and discussions of differences and similarities will be held. A structure of a “holistic” eco-system will be developed through the discussions.


Participants will receive a diploma.



Times are indicated in CET.

  • Registration

    Registration: Please register here.

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  • Programme
    • February 4, 4-5 PM: Virtual introductory meeting. Meet and greet, discussion of expectations, rules of the game.
    • February 21, 12 PM: Deadline online module 1: Innovation ecosystems. Online module to be completed individually at any time before deadline.
    • March 7, 12 PM: Deadline online module 2: Entrepreneurship. Online module to be completed individually at any time before deadline.
    • March 8, 4-5 PM: Virtual meeting: Introduction to project work. The project work consists of an assignment where you, in teams, will develop a "holistic" and improved innovation eco-system that supports entrepreneurship. Teams formed. Rules of the game introduced.
    • March 28, 12 PM: Deadline project work
    • March 29, 3-5 PM: Virtual meeting: Presentation and discussion. Presentation of, and discussion about the project work. Reflections on takeaways.

    Times are indicated in CET.

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