Mats Lundqvist and Karen Williams Middleton at Chalmers University in Sweden, have been appointed 2022 year’s recipient of European Entrepreneurship Education Award (EEEA).
The European Entrepreneurship Education Award recognises an individual or organisation that has contributed to the improvement of entrepreneurship education in academia in Europe. This year the award goes to Professor Mats Lundqvist and Associate Professor Karen Williams Middleton at Chalmers University in Sweden.
The award ceremony will take place in connection to the 3E conference, ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference.
The award committee’s citation
Professor Mats Lundqvist and Associate Professor Karen Williams Middleton at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are both key actors within the global community of entrepreneurship education, and they have been the driving force behind the establishment and development of the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. The Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship started one of the first venture creation programmes in the world and was an early promoter of bringing entrepreneurship into higher education through an action-based approach that involves venture creation as the main learning vessel to develop entrepreneurial competencies. Together, they have successfully created a worldwide network that has become one of the first platforms for sharing knowledge, entrepreneurial ideas, and best practices for venture creation programmes. Both Lundqvist and Williams Middleton are actively involved to advance knowledge within the field of entrepreneurship education with a particular focus on the role and impact of venture creation programmes.
Mats Lundqvist and Karen Williams Middleton are undoubtedly worthy recipients of the 2022 European Entrepreneurship Education Award.