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Workshop: Co-evolution of Entrepreneurship and Artistic Innovation

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The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg educates entrepreneurs who create business profits. In recent years the IIE has also focused on education and research within the area of social entrepreneurship, where other values than economic profit are at focus. One of the focuses is entrepreneurship in cultural and creative industries. In the end of March around 20 researchers from Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden attended a workshop at the School of Business, Economics and Law to discuss these topics.

- "The cultural and creative industries are becoming an increasing part of countries’ economies and it is natural that we are interested in how these organisations are started, run and reach success", says Staffan Albinsson, one of the workshop organizers from the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The theme of the workshop was the importance of entrepreneurship for artistic innovation. Professor Patrik Aspers discussed the fashion markets and Professor Michael Hutter compared the renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi with the modern day’s Takashi Murakami. Above this, several of the participants presented research results at two seminars during the day.

- "The participants seemed to be satisfied and hoped to meet up at a future workshop to share research results and develop knowledge within the area", says Staffan Albinsson.

The workshop was organised by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.