Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship conducts several cooperative projects with universities and other stakeholders around the world through international networks, aiming for the continuous development of the entrepreneurship education and research.
The centre provides well-reputed education in entrepreneurship targeting both Swedish and international students from all faculties. We strive for a large influx of knowledge in the field from both Swedish and foreign mentors, guest lecturers and partners in order to develop our courses and programmes. The centre also provides scholarships to highly qualified international students whom thus get the opportunity to study with us.
In 2012 the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship established the European Entrepreneurship Education Award through which the centre annually rewards a person or organization that has significantly contributed to the development of entrepreneurship education in Europe.
European Innovation Academy is an non-profit educational programme in tech entrepreneurship developed in association with professionals of world class partner universities and companies. During the 2016 Entrepreneurship Summer Program, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship will send 5 students to represent the centre in Cascais and Torino.
The NICE project is an ongoing transnational project in entrepreneurship and intercultural competence, involving seven European Universities, resulting in a virtual experience and a summer school in 2019 and 2020. The project blends two different learning approaches that give the students an opportunity to develop and apply their entrepreneurial skills and intercultural competences to global and societal challenges by working together in (virtual) transnational teams. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Now that the first two cycles of the NICE programme have finished, the NICE Consortium has written a handbook for policy-makers, academics, university staff, students, and anyone else interested in establishing a virtual exchange programme. You can read and download any of the three versions of our handbook here.
Entrepreneurship research of a high international standard is conducted at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, which entails continuous and extensive international exchange between researchers of the centre and scientists worldwide. The outcome of our researchers' new insights is advancing the understanding of complex entrepreneurial issues and helping to increase the entrepreneurial success of our students.
Other external collaborations
Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs is a Interreg-supported project aiming to increase the collaboration between the universities involved to extend the support offered to the students who are interested in starting up, or are already running, their own business. The project aims to offer the students support, office spaces and other facilities. By sharing the joint experience, competence, resources and knowledge in each of the organizations within the project the already existing support system can be utilized more efficiently, and in the same time new processes can be developed. KEA, Lund University (through Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship and LU Innovation) and DTU are partners in the project. The project runs over three years and have been granted funding through Interreg.
Knowledge should not be wasted. The core of the project Science for Society is to take advantage of PhDs and Post-docs knowledge and talent. The project is aiming to motivate them to think outside the box of academia, and explore the possibilities to start their own business, work with consulting or become entrepreneurs. The project is partially financed through Interreg.
The centre strives to be a dynamic arena for both national and international stakeholders in the entrepreneurship field and thus continuously provides exciting workshops and events in order to develop new and existing partnerships. More information on upcoming events can be found in our calendar.
We also participate in global events such as Global Entrepreneurship Week.