Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
– Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
citatESBRI facilitated our ability to communicate our research, discuss the issues and raise the visibility for research on women's entrepreneurship not only in the Nordic Countries, but world wide."
Professor Candida Brush, Babson College, USA
Regional innovation capacity - where does it come from?

Regional innovation capacity - where does it come from?

Many cities and regions are looking for a “silver bullet” – a set of activities that will lead to new business startups, high-wage jobs and regional prosperity. But, says Professor Mary Walshok from UC San Diego: “Innovation capacity comes in many shapes and colors”. Her lecture will focus on the role of industrial legacies, embedded cultural values and distinctive social dynamics, which shape how regions realize innovation opportunities. Read more
Customer is king – and cash

Customer is king – and cash

On January 28, Professor John Mullins, London Business School, gave an open Estrad lecture. The topic was "What Entrepreneurs and Angels Should Do Before They Dance". Mullins's point was that entrepreneurs in general spend to much time writing "the perfect business plan" and showing it to investors. Very few get funded, and those who do tend to get lazy and stupid, Mullins concluded. His recipe: Go for the customers instead! Test your ideas and try to get funded by them – right from the start. Venture capital and angel money can wait. Mullins presented five models for customer-funding. Read more
Travel grants to the best innovation theses

Travel grants to the best innovation theses

Born Globals, new technology development, sustainable entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship. These are the subjects of the winning theses in ESBRI's and VINNOVA's thesis competition – Nytt&Nyttigt. In 2013-2014, 77 theses from 18 Swedish universities competed. The winners were announced on December 2, and will receive travel grants. The total amount is SEK 70 000. Read more
Movieclips from Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2014

Movieclips from Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2014

Did you miss the Sweden-U.S. Entrepeneurial Forum? Now you can watch movie clips from this year's forum. Read more
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From Research to Business

From Research to Business is a course for PhD-students and post docs on how to commercialize research. At the end of the course the participants will have gained both knowledge and experience on how to identify and assess possibilities in commercializing research. Read more
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Lectures

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

ESBRI disseminates knowledge on innovation, small business and entrepreneurship. Read more
Conferences
Global Entrepreneurship Congress
March 16-19, 2015 in Milan, Italy. Website
3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ICIE-2015
March 19-20, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. Website
Global Health & Innovation Conference - GHIC 2015
March 28-29, 2015 in New Haven, U.S.. Website
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Web-TV

On ESBRI's web-TV you can watch lectures, interviews and other video clips on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business. Read more