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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Established in 2006 the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group at Luleå University of Technology undertakes research on organizational development with a specific focus on firm development based on innovative products, services, production solutions or management modes.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation group partners with large national and global companies, SMEs, policy communities and research groups. Research findings are developed in close cooperation with reputed industry partners and communicated through academic publications, conferences, and workshops. Hosting close to 30 academics in entrepreneurship and innovation, the group offers a broad competence base.  With high individual strengths and developed methods for forming smaller work teams, the group is flexible in taking on a wide range of research projects. Contact us.

“We aim to be an international centre for developing and disseminating ideas of the future in entrepreneurship and innovation”

Photo: Linnea Lindberg

The project aims to develop, test and disseminate sustainable business model innovation methods based on digitalisation in Swedish industrial ecosystems.

Photo: Simon Eliasson
Dean Shepherd, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy 2020

Professor Dean A Shepherd is an internationally leading researcher in entrepreneurship. He has made significant contributions to our knowledge and understanding of the decision making of individual entrepreneurs under high uncertainty, emotional stress and extreme conditions.

Photo: Tomas Bergman
Stereotypes about entrepreneurs not supported by performance data

In a new study, researchers at Luleå University of Technology have observed that venture capitalists adopt markedly different stereotypical notions of female and male entrepreneurs during their decision-making processes. But these notions are not supported by venture performance data from annual reports.

Photo: Luleå tekniska universitet
Impact of the car test industry in Norrbotten

Today it has been almost 50 years since the car and component testing operations first came to Norrbotten. Now an investigation is presented by Luleå University of Technology which shows that there are a number of regional strong reasons why the testing industry is located right here.

David Sjödin
Triple-awarded entrepreneurship researcher

David Sjödin, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Luleå University of Technology, has received his third award for his research. He is happy for the young entrepreneurship award but wishes to pay attention to the research team he is part of. – The price shows that the work that I and my colleagues engage in, is important and appreciated. The price encourages us to continue inspire Swedish industry into new innovative ways of working.