Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
– Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
citatESBRI has been an essential partner to the Diana Project's ability to advance knowledge about women's entrepreneurship in many countries around the world."
Professor Patricia Greene, Babson College, USA
Nyhetsbild: Estrad April 4: The death of business models

Estrad April 4: The death of business models

The death of business models occurred in January 2004 when Alexander Osterwalder defended his dissertation which sparked “the business model canvas movement”. The canvas and lean models became the dominant tools in the global startup world and, argues Terrence Brown, subsequently killed much of the conceptual development on business models, and deep thinking on venture creation. During this lecture Brown will address questions like: Has the canvas won the battle or the entire war? Can we move forward, and if so how? Are there other methods one can use to start a business? 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: Web-tv: Global innovation and regional dynamics

Web-tv: Global innovation and regional dynamics

Emerging economies play an important role in the new, global innovation networks. And for SMEs, participating in global research collaborations can lead to exciting new-to-the-world innovations. On January 18, Professor Cristina Chaminade from Lund University shared her research based knowledge on global innovation networks. Catch her full Estrad lecture on our web-tv page. Read more
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
News picture: 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
1st IESE-LUISS Conference on Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
April 18-19, 2017 in Rome, Italy. Website
European Entrepreneurship Education Workshop 2017
April 20-21, 2017 in Lund, Sweden. Website
5th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ICIE 2017
April 26-28, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Website