Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs - breakout session

Creating Symbiosis between Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs Workshop at EEEW 2017

Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs is a project focusing on collaboration between Sweden and Denmark, with the ambition to see more students starting their own businesses, and student entrepreneurs crossing boundaries to make use of the available resources in both countries.  

Today, the project includes VentureLab and the Sten K Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Lund University, the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). For this workshop we also invite other parties who would like to participate. Part of the project is to expand the existing network to include new Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs. 

The idea behind the project is to enable students to access resources from different entrepreneurship hubs. A student in Lund might, for instance, visit KEA to create a prototype. To succeed, there are a few things that need to be in place: first, all the involved actors must investigate the resources they are willing to share and examine the advantages of sharing them. Second, there must be a strategy for how to facilitate the process. 

Accordingly, to reach the full potential of the Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs it is necessary to investigate the resources of each actor which can be shared with others, looking beyond material resources to also include resources in the form of networks, skills and knowledge. The second step is the strategy for how to facilitate the process.  

The purpose of this workshop is to start this journey, after which we will have a plan for how to continue the process of enabling students in the Nordic countries to cross boundaries to make use of available resources in the region, and thereby become successful entrepreneurs. 

We expect that students who have been trained in crossing those boundaries will gain so much more in terms of resources, new networks, new ideas and new markets.