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Distinguished Professor Programme of the Swedish Research Council

Research project
Active research
Project owner
The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society

Short description

Professor Maureen McKelvey, employed at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, has been awarded a 10 year research programme, with inthe framework of the Distinguished Professor Programme of the Swedish Research Council.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems: Transforming society through knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship

This is a research programme on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial eco-systems. In the programme researchers will study empirical phenomenon, primarily within Sweden, and within three industries:

  • The transport industry, including e-mobility, autonomous systems and artificail intelligence
  • Life science, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Sports/Sports technology

The aim of the research programme is to update the theoretical and empirical understanding of how knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems can be established and maintained in order to meet future societal challenges. Society is always changing, and is under numerous pressures of digitalization, globalization and regionalization.