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
Blogs from the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Blogs from the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Jelena Despotovic represented Sweden and ESBRI at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress March 14-17. This year's conference took place in Medellín, Colombia, a city once known for being dangerous - now "Innovative City of the Year" according to Wall Street Journal. Jelena blogs about the transformation of Medellín, about the still existing favelas, and about the mine detection-startup that claims "if you can imagine it, you can make it". Read more
Open Innovation – How can I use the crowd?

Open Innovation – How can I use the crowd?

Innovation has become an urgent imperative for entrepreneurial and established organizations. Over the last decade, the most cutting edge organizations have started to externalize their innovation processes – so called open innovation. Karim Lakhani from Harvard Business School talked about this subject at a recent Estrad lecture. He used examples from Nasa, Pepsi and Threadless and provided a framework for using communities and contests to solve the most pressing innovation problems. The lecture is available as web-TV. Read more
Web-TV: Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

Web-TV: Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

Movie clips from Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2016 are now available on our web site. Check out your favorite speaker again, or sit through the whole day. The speakers cover topics like: Trends in Silicon Valley, tips and tricks when establishing your company in the U.S., and how to fund your business. The speaker presentations are also available online. And we uploaded a bunch of good looking pictures at Flickr! Read more
News picture: From Research to Business

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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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
7th Intrapreneurship Conference
May 11-13, 2016 in Munich, Germany. Website
12th Workshop On Family Firm Management Research
May 13-14, 2016 in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Website
19th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research
May 19-20, 2016 in Riga, Latvia. Website
News picture: Web-TV


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