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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.

E&I Strategy

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.

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Announcement of successful applications to the specialization

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

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The E&I Club is hiring!

The E&I Club is growing and now is your chance to develop your skills and boost your network to the next level!

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Happy birthday E&I Touchdown: 20 years of innovation projects at WU

40th anniversary edition of the E&I Touchdown

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WU x Festo LX Vision Workshop

Last week, our colleague Caroline Fabian (E&I researcher and lecturer) was invited to the Festo Didactic Headquarter in Stuttgart, Germany to support the team in developing the strategic positioning…

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Linn Kretzschmar awarded Research Grant

Linn Kretzschmar, Ph.D. candidate at the E&I Institute, has been awarded a Junior Faculty Grant by WU.

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Merry Christmas from the E&I Team

The whole team of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation wishes all of our students, project partners, coaches, and friends of our institute a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New…

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E&I at WOIC 2021

E&I faculty members Shtefi Mladenovska, Jakob Pohlisch and Sophie Quach presented their research at the World Open Innovation Conference.

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E&I Lead Student Meeting

In this year’s Winter edition of the E&I lead student meeting on Friday, December 10th, the E&I institute under the lead of Prof. Nikolaus Franke invited 15 high-performing students from our SBWL to…

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E&I faculty received WU awards for outstanding research achievements

WU awards bonuses to its researchers for publications in internationally renowned journals and other outstanding academic achievements. At the “WU Awards 2021”, E&I faculty Peter Keinz and Klaus…

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Calling the power of the E&I Community to find: The Sound of E&I

Calling the power of the community, E&I is looking for the sound of E&I. Join the fun and make your contribution!

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E&I's Teaching Impact

With a new publication, WU makes the diverse impacts of university teaching on the economy and society visible.

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E&I Stammtisch: Microsoft for Startups

On October 28, the E&I Club organized the first workshop of the E&I Stammtisch series at WU Gründungszentrum, featuring Microsoft for Startups and the start-up Circly.

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E&I meets industry

Last week, our E&I Consulting students visited their project partner’s production site to gain first-hand knowledge about their processes and products.

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Klaus Marhold and Jan Fell presented at the 3rd CIE Symposium

E&I faculty Klaus Marhold and Jan Fell presented initial findings from their ongoing project on success factors of reward-based crowdfunding at the 3rd Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship…

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E&I at Sport&Fun

Basketball, badminton, table tennis and table soccer were on the E&I faculty's agenda in their after-work hours.

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Research on Standard Setting under Extreme Time Pressure Published

Klaus Marhold and Jan Fell published their research on how standards are set under extreme time pressure in the renowned journal R&D Management. In their work, they investigate the case of COVID-19…

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Successful Conclusion of the Research Project on Fostering Academic and Corporate Spinoffs

On October 13th, E&I faculty Klaus Marhold presented the results of the joint research with Rudolf Doemoetoer (WU Entrepreneurship Centre) and Jan Fell (E&I) on “Fostering Academic and Corporate…

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E&I at DRUID 2021

Sophie Quach (E&I researcher and lecturer) is currently in Copenhagen, Denmark to present her research at the DRUID 2021.

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Congratulations Class of 2021!

Last week, students from the PMBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation 2019-2021 have graduated.

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Welcome Tina Monelyon

Tina Marie Monelyon joins the E&I team as a Research & Teaching Associate.