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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!

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E&I researchers are awarded for outstanding research

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

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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.

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Christian Lüthje visits E&I

Our first member of the International Academic Advisory Board visited E&I.

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Ian McCarthy visits E&I

Last week, the wonderful Ian McCarthy from Simon Fraser University and Luiss Business School joined the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business WU…


Call for Bachelor Theses on the topics of AR and digital learning

The E&I Institute offers new opportunities for writing your bachelor thesis with our long-standing partner FESTO.


E&I establishes International Academic Advisory Board

33 highly distinguished professors from 26 international and highly ranked universities form E&I's International Academic Advisory Board.


E&I at the World Open Innovation Conference in Eindhoven

The World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) brings theory and practice closer together by combining the latest in academic research on open innovation with challenges faced by industry executives who…

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Carol Reeves honored with 'Legacy Award'

Our former Fulbright Professor Carol Reeves was honored with the "Legacy Award" at the GCEC Conference in Las Vegas.

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New educational video on business agility

The E&I institute is delighted to have received the second submission of a Bachelor thesis in the newly introduced video format.

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E&I at AMJ Workshop in Rome

In October, Richard Olbrecht (researcher and lecturer at the E&I Institute) was invited to attend an AMJ Paper & Idea Development workshop at Luiss University in Rome.

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E&I at Thammasat University in Bangkok

This summer, Richard Olbrecht (researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation) was invited to conduct a one-week entrepreneurship course at the Thammasat University in…

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Melina Mazzucato joins the E&I team

Melina Mazzucato joins the E&I team as a teaching and research assistant.


Judging creative ways to reuse 9 million cubic meters of soil

E&I faculty Klaus Marhold served as jury member for an international idea competition on innovative reuse of excavation material at CERN.

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Welcome to 90 new E&I students

On Tuesday, E&I received about 90 new students to the specialization.

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2nd ECN Conference fosters entrepreneurship at universities

The Entrepreneurship Center Network (ECN) invited to its 2nd conference at the Unicorn in Styria.

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The first E&I video bachelor thesis is out

The E&I institute is delighted to announce the completion of the first Bachelor thesis in the newly introduced video format.

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E&I Alumnus Theo Wezel wins #glaubandich scholarship

Together with fellow WU students, Theo founded anti-hangover drink "Reverse".

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Announcement of successful applications to the specialization

Applicants to the E&I specialization in the winter semester 2022/23 have been informed about the outcome of their application today via e-mail to their WU student account.

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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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Visit to our long-standing partner Festo Didactic

E&I faculty Caroline Fabian and Klaus Marhold just visited Festo Didactic in Denkendorf, Germany.

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Admission to the E&I specialization is open

Application to the specialization Entrepreneurship & Innovation is open from Aug 24 until Sep 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm.


E&I at Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Seattle

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…

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E&I at Global Entrepreneurship Education Summit in Porto

Monique Schlömmer and Tina Marie Monelyon represented E&I at the Global Entrepreneurship Education Summit (GEES) in Porto and had the opportunity to exchange learnings - ranging from teaching best…

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Jan Fell successfully defended his doctoral dissertation

Today Jan Fell successfully defended his doctoral dissertation.

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Multi-million investment for E&I alumnus and Benu co-founder Stefan Atz

Merkur Versicherung invests multi-millions into startup benu.

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E&I at the University of Essex

E&I at the University of Essex.

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Nadine Nasgowitz joins the E&I team

Nadine Nasgowitz joins the E&I team as the new Institute Manager.

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Prof. Franke wins European Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Prof. Nikolaus Franke was awarded the European Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year (ACEEU, Triple Helix Award 2022, 2nd).

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E&I Touchdown - Pitch Battle for Innovation

The evening of the E&I Touchdown is dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the successful interlinking of university and practice. The event is hosted by the Institute for…

[Translate to English:] Prof. Peter Witt (Schumpeter School), Prof. Lambert Koch (Rektor Universität Wuppertal), Prof. Nikolaus Franke (WU Wien), Gunther Wölfges (Schumpeter School Stiftung). // Foto Karsten Kukulies

Schumpeter-School-Award for Prof. Nikolaus Franke

The Schumpeter School of Business and Economics and the Schumpeter School Foundation honor Prof. Nikolaus Franke for his outstanding scientific achievements in the spirit of the great economist Joseph…

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E&I project course "Industry & Innovation" wins "Best Presentation Award" at the Danube Cup Conference

The conference is set to highlight the trends in entrepreneurship and startup education, to share experiences and knowledge and point out applied measures which can be implemented at other higher…

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SBWL-fair: The benefits of studying E&I

In the context of the ÖH SBWL-fair, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke informed bachelor students about the benefits of studying E&I.

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E&I welcomes visiting researcher Michael Fröhlich

Michael Fröhlich joins E&I as a visiting researcher until the beginning of July.

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Lange Nacht der Unternehmen // Long Night of Companies

Last night, E&I opened its doors to students, interested in pursuing an academic career.

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We are hiring: Student assistant Social Media

E&I's marketing team is looking for a student assistant to support, especially with social media marketing.

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Linn Kretzschmar joins CERN as a Knowledge Transfer Officer

E&I researcher and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow Linn Kretzschmar joins CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research as a Knowledge Transfer Officer.

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E&I Club Stammtisch#2: The Ventury

On April 6, The Ventury invited us to join them at their office for an evening full of interesting discussions and great networking possibilities.

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E&I in New Space

Our project partner Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation & Technologie invited us to the opening of the new exhibition “Mission to Space(Tech)” at Technisches…

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Our project partner TFFI joins the INiTS Startup Camp

E&I as the basis for the success of TFFI- The Foil For Innovation.

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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 in Edinburgh

E&I researcher Sophie Quach participated in the 2022 University of Edinburgh Business School Paper Development Workshop sponsored by the Academy of Management Review (AMR).

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New networking tool: Find your co-founder!

Its a match! Startup enthusiasts and founders at Austria's universities listen up! As a partner of the Entrepreneurship Center Network (ECN) we are proud to present our latest innovation, the ECN…

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E&I welcomes new Fullbright-Hall Professor for Entrepreneurship

The E&I Institute is honored to welcome Prof. Julie Elston, the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship at WU for the Summer Term 2022.

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Third Mission at E&I

With a new publication, WU makes the diverse Third Mission activities at our university visible.