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Institute for Entrepreneurship & InnovationRSS

The driving force behind company formation and the innovation process is the entrepreneurial act. In a fast-changing and increasingly complex world, emerging and established companies must continuously challenge and rediscover themselves through innovation.

Our teaching programs present students with state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. Our teaching is informed by our research, in which we tackle highly relevant open questions. We continuously communicate our findings in top international journals and conferences.

In research and teaching, we can rely on our extensive network of well-known partners from international corporates, start-ups, distinguished academic institutions and government bodies.

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E&I 1000 projects

E&I celebrates anniversary - The 1,000th innovation project together with practice partners

The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) at WU Vienna celebrates the thousandth successful innovation project. For 20 years, WU students in the Institute's courses have been cooperating…

phd position

We are hiring: PhD Student / Teaching and Research Associate

Do you want to pursue your PhD in the field of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, while teaching at one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities?

lead students

E&I Lead Students Meeting

At E&I we practice what we preach (=teach).

Ben Monsorno Jakob Pohlisch

Benjamin Monsorno and Jakob Pohlisch win WU Innovative Teaching Award 2023

The Innovative Teaching Award is given to faculty members of the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business who have demonstrated innovative teaching methods that have had a positive impact on…


New E&I publication in Star Journal: Research on leveraging uniqueness in mass customization

Assistant Prof. Franziska Krause, former PhD candidate at E&I, and her co-authors (among them Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Ilse-Maria…

paul leonardi

AI and the Changing Nature of Work and Organizations

Prof. Paul Leonardi, the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship at WU gave his inaugural speech in front of a dedicated audience.

avi jorisch

Event: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

Avi Jorisch seasoned entrepreneur and the author of five books will be holding a keynote, specifically inviting all entrepreneurial students.

paul leonardi

E&I welcomes new Fulbright-Hall Professor for Entrepreneurship

The E&I Institute is honored to welcome Prof. Paul Leonardi, the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship at WU for the Summer Term 2023.

One Semester in 45 seconds! E&I Touchdown is the event for everyone interested in innovation & entrepreneurship.
Fulbright - Kathryn & Craig Hall Chair for Entrepreneurship
One of the most generous awards available to U.S. scholars under the auspices of the Fulbright Program ...
Master program "Strategy, Innovation and Management Control"
Interested in a master program that combines theory, practice, and social skills, for an integrated approach to organizational leadership?