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Award Laureates

Award winner 2016

The fourth European Entrepreneurship Education Award of SEK 100.000 is awarded to Professor Paul Hannon. 

The Award Committee’s citation:

Professor Paul Hannon of Swansea University in the UK has been working to promote entrepreneurship, and especially entrepreneurship education, in the university and policy systems for 35 years. He has done this through excellent teaching skills, innovative course design and insightful research, and has been a driving force for policy development. Over the past 10 years he has had a crucial role in the development of the entrepreneurial university concept in Europe. Everyone who has met Paul has been touched by his passion for entrepreneurship and how it can change lives and revitalise regions. His innovative ideas have influenced entrepreneurship education positively all over Europe and elsewhere, and he is a very worthy recipient of the European Entrepreneurship Education Award.

Award winner 2015

The fourth European Entrepreneurship Education Award of SEK 100.000 is awarded to Professor Bengt Johannisson. 

The Award Committee’s citation:

"For some time, Professor Bengt Johannisson, Linnaeus University in Sweden, has played a key role in the development of Entrepreneurship education in Europe. He was one of the first to introduce academic programmes and courses in Entrepreneurship. These  programmes and courses integrated his strong interest in entrepreneurial practices and his deep theoretical understandings. Through his knowledge, curiosity, and commitment, Professor Johannisson  has stimulated and provoked entrepreneurship students and scholars for decades. In his writings,  Professor Johannisson has contributed to our knowledge of the contents in Entrepreneurship courses and the pedagogical approaches in Entrepreneurship education. It should also be highlighted that Professor Johannisson is the only scholar that has received the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research for his research contributions on Entrepreneurship and the European Entrepreneurship Education Award for his education achievements."

Award winner 2014

The third European Entrepreneurship Education Award of SEK 100.000 is awarded to Professor Paula Kyrö.

The Award Committee’s citation:

“Professor Paula Kyrö, Aalto University in Finland, is one of the pioneers in entrepreneurship education research. Having a double doctorate in Economics and Education, she has been fundamental as a “boundary spanner” in bridging pedagogy and entrepreneurship not only taking pedagogy to entrepreneurship but also emphasizing that entrepreneurship can be regarded as a pedagogic form. Kyrö has also been expanding our theoretical frameworks on entrepreneurship education by introducing new theories and concepts into the field, such as “conation”, “axiology”, and “praxeology”. In addition to her scientific contributions, Kyrö has for a long time been active in creating an academic community in the field of entrepreneurship education and inspired a lot of PhD students becoming interested in entrepreneurship education research and as entrepreneurship teachers.”

Paula Kyrö European Entrepreneurship Education Award 2014

Award winner 2013

The second European Entrepreneurship Education Award of SEK 100.000 is awarded to Professor Alain Fayolle.

The Award Committee’s citation:

“Professor Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon Business School in France, has been fundamental in building a community of scholars in Europe with an interest in entrepreneurship education and training. In this respect, he has personally shown entrepreneurial leadership as the creator of the Entrepreneurship Centre at EM Lyon. He has also been active in organizing seminars and academic networks in the field of entrepreneurship education for doctoral students in Europe, and is the founder of scientific journals on entrepreneurship in the French speaking countries. Professor Fayolle plays an important role in synthesizing our knowledge on entrepreneurship education; for example, he is the editor of the Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurial Education Series. It is without a doubt, that Professor Alain Fayolle is one of the leading scholars in Europe for entrepreneurship education and teaching.”

Alain Fayolle European Entrepreneurship Education Award 2013

Award winner 2012

Allan Gibb, Professor Emeritus at the University of Durham, England, was awarded the first European Entrepreneurship Education Award. The prize of SEK 100.000, founded by Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, was awarded Gibb for his pioneering work within entrepreneurship education at European universities.

The prize was awarded the winner at the European Entrepreneurship Education Workshop of 2012.

Allan Gibb European Entrepreneurship Education Award 2012