Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
– Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
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Nyhetsbild: Estrad lecture May 9: Innovation in your box

Estrad lecture May 9: Innovation in your box

Today’s world is overcrowded with attractive, fun and challenging ideas. Yet, organizations struggle to deliver real innovation. Ideas may be created “outside the box”. But when time for action comes, real change does not happen. Why? Because we lack direction and commitment, argues Roberto Verganti and Åsa Öberg. During this lecture, they will explain why innovation journeys should begin by understanding what is meaningful to the organization, and its customers. Drawing on examples from Gillette, Gucci, Nest, Alfa Romeo, Philips Healthcare and Deloitte, they will unveil the secrets of meaning-driven innovation. Read more
Nyhetsbild: Web-TV: The life and death of business models

Web-TV: The life and death of business models

Hammers are for hammering, not painting. And the same goes for the toolkit that startups use: There's a variety of tools and methods. The trick is to chose the right one for the right job. Take "The Business Model Canvas" for example. It is used all over the world, but it's not a universal tool that works in every situation, argued Terrence Brown, KTH, during his Estrad lecture on April 4th. In other words: "A fool with a tool is still a fool". Read more
Nyhetsbild: And the winners are...

And the winners are...

Finally we can announce the winners in our thesis competition "Nytt&Nyttigt". First prize goes to Erik Leijon and Joanda Svenheden, University of Gothenburg. Second prize goes to Frida Foreby, Majken Tammisto and Rickard Åberg, Lund University. Third prize is shared between two teams: Frida Magnusdotter Ivarsson and Sara Frykman, University of Gothenburg, and Linnea Carlsson and Caroline Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology. The prize ceremony was a part of Vinnova's Innovation Day January 26th.
Nyhetsbild: The Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

The Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

What do you need to know when entering the U.S. market? How can big companies and startups cooperate? What are the latest trends in digital health? And do entrepreneur-friendly VCs really exist? Speaker presentations, blog posts, photos and web-TV from the 13th Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum is now available. Read more
Nyhetsbild: Diversity – an engine of innovation

Diversity – an engine of innovation

“About half of all companies in Silicon Valley were founded by immigrants and their life stories, talents, and ideas have helped build our reputation for innovation […] I see the same potential here, as Swedish companies capitalize on the economic benefit of new arrivals”, writes Azita Raji in an op-ed in ESBRI's magazine Entré. She is the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden since March 2016. Read more
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Since the fall of 1997, ESBRI arranges an open lecture series in Stockholm. We call it "Estrad - Open Lectures on Entrepreneurship and Small Business". At Estrad current research is in focus. Read more

Entrepreneurship, innovation & small business

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2017 International Conference on Family Business and Entrepreneurship (ICFBE 2017)
May 3–5, 2017 in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. Website
3E 2017
May 10-12, 2017 in Cork, Ireland. Website
HSS 2017
May 18-19, 2017 in Helsingborg, sweden. Website