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We are hiring: Project assistant (prae doc)

Would you like to understand connections and move basics? With us you will find the environment in which you can develop your potential at one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and…

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E&I Touchdown on June 21st, 2024

We look back on a memorable Touchdown at Wirtschaftskammer Österreich as the culmination of another successful semester during which we built bridges between theory and practice.

New Explore!

E&I Presents New Explore! Research Project

Research Project on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Prestigious Spring School.


E&I at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival 2024

All about Digitalization and Media, Female Power, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Working World & Education

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We are hiring: Looking for a research assistant on the topic of entrepreneurship education

We are looking for a research assistant to support a research project on entrepreneurship education.

Tobias Holzinger

Tobias Holzinger joins E&I!

We welcome Tobias Holzinger as a new Research Associate at E&I

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Call for Bachelor and Master Theses: AI in Austrian Industry

We are excited to announce an opportunity for ambitious E&I Bachelor and Master students interested in conducting their theses on the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the…

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For dreamers of a better future: E&I at FFG's Expedition Future #start

Our E&I researchers Peter Keinz and Monique Schlömmer have participated as jurors in the FFG's "Expedition Zukunft START" initiative.


E&I goes 4GAMECHANGERS Festival 2024

Join us at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival 2024 and get 25% off your ticket with the code 4GCN9CEWUENTRE

JM Buzz Deep Dive

Prof. Franke at the JM Buzz Deep Dive Podcast

In the newest episode of the JM Buzz Podcast, Prof. Franke shares insights on customization research and why customers abandon creative processes that would yield high value for them!

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Cooperation Announcement: Vienna Airport

Take-Off for our cooperation! Vienna Airport meets E&I and the WU Entrepreneurship Center


Alumni Contest supported by FreeFinance

Generously supported by our partner FreeFinance, we are happy to announce a competition for E&I-related start-ups


E&I at the VHB Jahrestagung in Lüneburg

E&I faculty Thomas Pannermayr and Klaus Marhold presented their newest research at the 84. Jahrestagung of the Verbandes der Hochschullehrerinnen und Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft in Lüneburg

E&I Alumni Talks - Jana Sabel from VIzzard

E&I Alumni Talks #1 - Jana Sabel

Meet Jana Sabel, E&I alumna and founder of Vizzard - a company that creates virtual tours and virtual prospecting solutions for real estate, hospitality, and retail.

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Announcement of successful applications to the specialization

Applicants to the E&I specialization in the summer semester 2024 have been informed about the outcome of their application today via e-mail to their WU student account. Congratulations to all new E&I…


Admission to the E&I specialization is open

Application to the specialization Entrepreneurship & Innovation is open from February 1 until February 5, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Dorothee Horvath

Dorothee Horvath joins E&I!

We welcome Dorothee Horvath as a new Assistant Professor (NTT) at E&I

Wanted: Student Assistants

We are hiring: Looking for student assistants for research on entrepreneurial ecosystems

E&I's faculty members Benjamin Monsorno and Dorothee Horvath are looking for two student assistants to support them with an ongoing research project on entrepreneurial ecosystems.


E&I Touchdown on January 22nd, 2024 - Who rules the pitch?

On January 22nd, 2024, E&I students presented innovation solutions worked on within our project courses in collaboration with top companies and start-ups. In front of an audience of over 400…


E&I Project Course “Industry & Innovation” At ISPIM Connects Conference 2023 in Salzburg

At the recent ISPIM Connects Conference in Salzburg (December 10 – 12, 2023), a leading European Conference on Innovation Management and Education, Benjamin Monsorno, researcher and lecturerer at the…

Prof. Franziska Krause

E&I proudly congratulates Prof. Franziska Krause, former PhD student at our Institute, on receiving tenure at EBS

We are delighted to extend heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Franziska Krause, former PhD student at the E&I Institute, on her well-deserved achievement of receiving tenure at EBS. The E&I Institute…

Junior Faculty Research Grant for Melina Mazzucato

Melina Mazzucato receives WU junior faculty grant

Melina Mazzucato, researcher and lecturer at the E&I Institute, has been awarded with a Junior Faculty Grant by WU for her research on the impact of the Changemaker Marketday. Her work focuses on…

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information visits E&I

Visit from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

On December 7th, Dr. Jun and Dr. Lee, from the Center for Global R&D Data Analysis at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information visited the E&I Institute at the invitation of faculty…

Danube Cup Conference

E&I goes Danube Cup Conference 2023

E&I researchers Melina Mazzucato, Monique Schlömmer and Rudolf Dömötör represented E&I and the Entrepreneurship Center at the Danube Cup Conference in Belgrade presenting the Changemaker Marketday.

Diana Lauer

Diana Lauer joins E&I!

Diana Lauer joins the E&I team as a teaching and research assistant.

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Shtefi Mladenovska wins the PDMA JPIM Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition (runner-up)

Shtefi Mladenovska, PhD candidate and teaching and a research assistant at the E&I institute, has received the 2nd place in the doctoral dissertation proposal competition organized by the Product…


E&I at the 3rd ECN Conference in Linz

Under the motto 'passionate about unipreneurship,' the third ECN Conference took place on September 13 and 14, 2023 in Linz, Upper Austria. In addition to getting to know the Upper Austrian startup…


Announcement of successful applications to the specialization

Applicants to the E&I specialization in the winter semester 2023/24 have been informed about the outcome of their application today via e-mail to their WU student account.


Annual E&I Institute Strategy Workshop

Once every year, the whole E&I Team dedicates some days to reflect the past year and strategically plan the next one ahead.

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Changemaker Market Day wins Pitch Competition @Forum Alpbach

E&I researchers Monique Schlömmer and Melina Mazzucato win MEGA Bildungsstiftung pitch competition on economic and financial literacy at the Forum Alpbach with the Changemaker Market Day


Admission to the E&I specialization is open

Application to the specialization Entrepreneurship & Innovation is open from August 23 until September 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

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We are hiring: Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)

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

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Design Thinking in Practice - The case of WienerLinien

The E&I institute is proud to share another submission of a Bachelor thesis in the newly introduced video thesis format.


E&I at Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston

The Academy of Management (AOM) is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Founded in 1936, the global community today is nearly 18,000 strong and spans over…


E&I at the World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference

Stefan Bolzenius presented his PhD research project in Bologna


The Minister of Education Martin Polaschek visited the Children's University 2023

The Minister of Education Martin Polaschek joins E&I researcher Monique Schlömmer in teaching at the Children's University 2023 at WU.


E&I at OUI conference in Hamburg

E&I researchers presented their research at the Open and User Innovation Conference.

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E&I at EGOS Conference in Cagliari

E&I researcher Sophie Quach presented her research at the EGOS conference in Cagliari.


We are hiring: Student assistant for the E&I Website

E&I's marketing team is looking for a student assistant to support with an update of the Institute’s website and its contents.


Changemaker Markttag receives award as Top 6 Project for Business Education by MEGA Bildungsstiftung

"With the Changemaker Markttag, we are making entrepreneurial thinking and acting come alive for elementary school children" - says Monique Schlömmer, program lead of the project.

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Guest visits from New Zealand and Stuttgart

We are delighted to welcome Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem and PhD Candidate Dominik Hörauf from the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Science, University of Stuttgart, as well as Dr.…


The E&I Touchdown: Pitch Battle for Innovation on June 12, 2023

Building bridges between theory and practice

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Dr. Jan Fell received the “ÖCV Scientia Fonds Merit Award”

Dr. Jan Fell, postdoctoral research associate at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has received the ÖCV Scientia Fonds Merit Award in recognition of his doctoral dissertation research…

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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?

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E&I Lead Students Meeting

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

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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…

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…


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…

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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.

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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.