Entrepreneurship Research Group


Who we are

We are an engaging research community within the field of entrepreneurship, whose members support each other in creating and developing entrepreneurial knowledge and capabilities that can be unfolded by both individuals and institutions, so these can realise economic, social, cultural as well as personal value. Our vision is to offer a vibrant and stimulating research environment dominated by the intellectual fellowship crucial for nurturing researcher satisfaction, talent development and retention. We wish to retain and enhance this diversity in the future, as entrepreneurship is in itself a trans-disciplinary phenomenon, where the combination of diverse insights from different disciplines creates novel research at the forefront of the field.

What we do


The group is multi-disciplinary and combines various academic disciplines as well as perspectives. Our research focusses in particular on the following subareas: 

  • Entrepreneurial opportunity creation
  • Prototyping and lean start-up
  • Entrepreneurship education  
  • New venture creation 
  • Social entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial learning 
  • Entrepreneurship and identity 
  • Entrepreneurship and gender   
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Entrepreneurial policy and ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship and labour economics  
  • Entrepreneurial careers and strategic human capital

Externally Funded Research Projects

The 20 mill PACE Project is the biggest European entrepreneurship education research project with an international scope.

It collects longitudinal data to establish what works and what does not in specific educational environments to contribute to the evidence-based development of entrepreneurial education.




International Partners

The Entrepreneurship group has very strong network at the national, European and global level: 

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Aalborg University
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Gothenburg, Centre for Entrepreneurship University of Oslo
  • Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Luleå University of Technology
  • Leeds University Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies ESC Dijon
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • OTH Regensburg
  • Babson College
  • California Lutheran University
  • Yale School of Management
  • New York University  
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Illinois at Chicago


We are currently among the frontrunners in the area of entrepreneurship education in Europe. We develop and deliver pedagogically and didactically innovative entrepreneurship education across a broad range studies from undergraduate to post-graduate within and outside Aarhus University.


Head of Group