Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics and Management

International cooperation

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship conducts several cooperative projects with universities and other stakeholders around the world through international networks, aiming for the continuous development of the entrepreneurship education and research.

Education networks

The centre provides well-reputed education in entrepreneurship targeting both Swedish and international students from all faculties. We strive for a large influx of knowledge in the field from both Swedish and foreign mentors, guest lecturers and partners in order to develop our courses and programmes. The centre also provides scholarships to highly qualified international students whom thus get the opportunity to study with us.

In 2012 the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship established the European Entrepreneurship Education Award through which the centre annually rewards a person or organization that has significantly contributed to the development of entrepreneurship education in Europe.

Our action-oriented pedagogy is internationally appreciated which is exemplified by the initiated cooperation between Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship and The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI). The collaboration has resulted in the development of an International Master programme in Entrepreneurship in Arusha, Tanzania.

European Innovation Academy is an non-profit educational programme in tech entrepreneurship developed in association with professionals of world class partner universities and companies. During the 2016 Entrepreneurship Summer Program, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship will send 5 students to represent the centre in Nice and Turin. The students participation in the program is made possible through financial support by Partnerskapet, Lund University School of Economics and Management. 

To encourage entrepreneurial Swedish students to learn more about the rapidly developing innovation climate in China and to get hands-on experience of developing new ventures in this dynamic country, Lund University (Lund), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou), iQubator (Shanghai), DreamTown (Hangzhou) and Wuzhong International Innovation Park (Suzhou) jointly invite Lund University students to come to Shanghai to develop their venture ideas. Read more about Yangtze River Delta Summer Entrepreneurship Camp!


Research collaborations

Entrepreneurship research of a high international standard is conducted at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, which entails continuous and extensive international exchange between researchers of the centre and scientists worldwide. The outcome of our researchers' new insights is advancing the understanding of complex entrepreneurial issues and helping to increase the entrepreneurial success of our students. 

In 2012, our seminar series Rising stars in entrepreneurship and small business research was launched. Every autumn, future authorities in the field of entrepreneurship from Europe and the United States visit us to give inspiring lectures.

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship has received funding granted within the EU cooperation Tempus for a research project entitled Support of innovations through improvement of regulatory framework for higher education in Ukraine. The project, which is coordinated by the centre, will contribute to the development of partnerships with universities in Ukraine, Poland, Portugal and the UK.


Other external collaborations

Nordic Entrepreneurship Hubs is a Interreg-supported project aiming to increase the collaboration between the universities involved to extend the support offered to the students who are interested in starting up, or are already running, their own business. The project aims to offer the students support, office spaces and other facilities. By sharing the joint experience, competence, resources and knowledge in each of the organizations within the project the already existing support system can be utilized more efficiently, and in the same time new processes can be developed. KEA, Lund University (through Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship and LU Innovation) and DTU are partners in the project. The project runs over three years and have been granted funding through Interreg. 


Knowledge should not be wasted. The core of the project Science for Society is to take advantage of PhDs and Post-docs knowledge and talent. The project is aiming to motivate them to think outside the box of academia, and explore the possibilities to start their own business, work with consulting or become entrepreneurs. The project is partially financed through Interreg


The centre strives to be a dynamic arena for both national and international stakeholders in the entrepreneurship field and thus continuously provides exciting workshops and events in order to develop new and existing partnerships. More information on upcoming events can be found in our calendar.

We also participate in global events such as Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Do you have ideas for international collaborations in the field of entrepreneurship? Welcome to contact us.

Marie Löwegren
+46 (0)46-222 7326
+46 (0)70-734 9100

Lottie Olsson Norrsén
Director of External Relations
+ 46 (0)46-222 6821
+ 46 (0)70-424 8321

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