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.

Meet E&I



Admission to the E&I specialization is open

Application to the specialization Entrepreneurship & Innovation is open from January 26 until February 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm.


E&I on Ice

The E&I faculty enjoyed a fun evening at Wiener Eislaufverein.


The E&I Touchdown: Pitch Battle for Innovation

The event for entrepreneurial leaders - bridging theory and practice.


E&I at Innovationsauftakt 2023

E&I director Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke gave a keynote speech in the course of the joint event of Plug&Play Vienna and brutkasten.

Research & Waltz

Research & Waltz 2023

More than 30 researchers from WU as well as from universities in the US, Switzerland, Germany and the UK came together in Vienna to discuss ongoing research in the field of open and user innovation.


Merry Christmas from E&I

E&I wishes you merry Christmas-days and some time to recharge!

research award

E&I researchers are awarded for outstanding research

Jan Fell, Nikolaus Franke and Klaus Marhold are awarded the WU award for Outstanding Research Achievements.

Caroline & sophie

Caroline Fabian and Sophie Quach awarded Research Grant

Caroline Fabian and Sophie Quach, both Ph.D. candidates and Research and Teaching Associates at the E&I Institute, have been awarded a Junior Faculty Grant by WU.

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?