Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Workshop programme

European Entrepreneurship Education Workshop 2016

EEEW 2016: Entrepreneurship education and support systems – closing the gap?

Entrepreneurship is a topic of our time. At the same time as we see an increased interest in entrepreneurship education, we can also see increased support for entrepreneurship in the so-called eco-systems surrounding universities. That is to say, we find incubators, support organisations, financial actors, etc. supporting entrepreneurship. The educational system and the support system exist side by side, both with the purpose of developing entrepreneurship in society. But – are they aware of each other?

European Entrepreneurship Education Workshop is a two-day workshop. Day one is a plenary session while day two has a much more practical focus.


Thursday 21st April

Venue: Elite Hotel Ideon, starting with lunch

One of the main questions being discussed in a plenary session at EEEW 2016 is: Should, and can, entrepreneurship educators and the surrounding support system cooperate and what is, and could be, the takeaway from such cooperation?

We want it to be a critical discussion on the roles of the different actors and their respective “boundaries”, i.e. should entrepreneurship education serve as “incubators” or as a means of human development? The discussion will also address if, and how, these “boundaries” could be crossed, i.e. what would good cooperation between education and support system be like? And how do we make sure that the knowledge developed within the broad field of entrepreneurship becomes known for those who work within the support system? Three interesting cases will be the point of departure for the discussion. 

The European Entrepreneurship Education Award 2016 will be presented during a Gala Dinner at Hypoteket.

Schedule day 1

11:30–12:00 Registration
12:00–13:00 Lunch 
13:00 -13:15 Welcome to Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship
13:15–14:00 The support system and entrepreneurship education
14:00- 14:30 practical examples of entrepreneurship education
14:30–15:00 Coffee
15:00-16:00 practical examples of entrepreneurship education
16:00 -16:30 Refreshments
16:30- 17:30 Panel discussion
19:00 Welcome drink at Hypoteket

Gala dinner and prize ceremony 
European Entrepreneurship Education Award


Friday 22nd April

Venue: Lund University School of Economics and Management

The format for the second day of the workshop will be small interactive workshops.
The focus during the second day is how we provide entrepreneurship training in practice. Entrepreneurship is a topic that we find in most business and engineering schools. However, in other faculties the supply of such courses is scarcer.  Moreover, even if we have been teaching entrepreneurship courses for decades, it is not really clear what the content of an entrepreneurship course could, and should be, and if, and how, courses should differ depending on the audience. Furthermore, does the audience influence if, and how, we can cooperate with the surrounding support system?
The following questions will be in focus: How do we provide entrepreneurship education and do we provide it differently depending on the audience? Can we provide entrepreneurship education in collaboration with the surrounding support system, and if so how? 

Schedule day 2

08:45-10:00 Key note speech
10:00-10:30 Coffee

Workshop 1 How do we do entrepreneurship education +
Workshop 2: Doing entrepreneurship education for different audiences

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Workshop 1 + Worskhop 2
14:30 Coffee

Theme Workshop 1: How to conduct entrepreneurship education – tips and tricks.

In this workshop we discuss how we conduct entrepreneurship education, sharing experiences of how we organise and carry out workshops, tasks and assignments in our courses. The idea of this workshop is to share experiences and to get inspiration, as well as to discuss the theories, if any, we rely on when teaching entrepreneurship. 


Theme Workshop 2: Conducting entrepreneurship education for different audiences.  

In this workshop we focus on entrepreneurship education for different audiences, i. e. when students come from fields other than business and engineering. Does the academic background of the students matter, and if so, why? We also discuss whether our courses can be carried out in collaboration with actors from the support system, and if so, what are our roles?