Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
– Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
citatESBRI helped to bring an international dialogue about entrepreneurship scholarship to the forefront among academics, public policy makers and entrepreneurs."
Professor Bill Gartner, Clemson University, USA

ESBRI's founder

Leif LundbladLeif Lundblad started his first company at the age of seventeen. Since then he has started some ten companies and created thousands of jobs. He has over 300 patents within a wide range of areas. Leif Lundblad's companies and innovations can be found in business areas such as radio and television, excavators, blasting, gardening, facade washing, sky-lifts, back treatment tables, air-conditioned shoes, pancake machines, combustion engines and pharmaceuticals.

Leif Lundblad's biggest success is Inter Innovation, a world-leading manufacturer of note handling equipment. He is chairman of the board and the main owner of BANQIT, a company specialised in note handling equipment and software for banks.

Leif Lundblad is also a keen debater and a popular speaker with a special interest in the welfare of Swedish entrepreneurs and small businesses. To increase the knowledge and understanding for the needs of small businesses, he seized the opportunity to start a new research institute - ESBRI - in 1996.