ECIE Future and Past

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Hosted by:

A hybrid conference hosted by ACI and Universidade Portucalense,
Porto, Portugal

21-22 September 2024, Porto, Portugal

Conference Proceedings

The Electronic Proceedings from ECIE are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 different formats.

      • CD Version - ¬£50 plus Postage  and Packaging
      • Printed Version - ¬£60 plus Postage and Packaging

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Conference Executives

Conference and Programme Chairs

Professor Fernando Moreira, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

Shital Jayantilal, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Doutor Eurico Brilhante Dias, ISCTE Business School, University of Lisbon, Portugal
The Importance of an Innovation Ecosystem as a Driver for Exports and Economic Growth

Giuseppe Sofo, McKinsey Fintech Practice Leadership, London, UK
Fintech and the new Generation of Entrepreneurs Changing the way Business is done

Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal and the assistance provided by the Conference and Programme chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double-blind review process.

We trust that the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback

Winners at ECIE 2023

PhD Winners

Technology Complexity and Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Design Innovation
Jisoo Hur, Seoul National University, Seoul and Kyeungoui Kim, Handong University, Republic of Korea (PhD)

PhD Special Mention

European Academic Spin-Offs: Exploring the Barriers to Long-Term Success
Elisabeth Kaufmann and Sebastian Ouschan, University of Graz, Austria (PhD)

Masters Special Mention

The Influence of Innovation on Competitive Advantage in the Management Consultancy Sector
Alessia Mevoli, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK (Masters)

Poster Winners - Joint First

Women in Venture Capital and Business: Ukrainian case studies together with UK experience
Iryna Tytarchuk, The University of Manchester, UK

Unprecedented Living Lab Approach: Technological Innovations for Paediatric Cancer Support System
Natacha Rosa, Angela Carvalho, Flavia Santos, Filipe Santos Silva, Barbara Macedo, Hugo Prazeres, i3S - Universidade do Porto and Ana Monteiro, ACREDITAR - Associação de Pais e Amigos de Crianças com Cancro, Portugal

Joint second

Organizational Rituals in Startup Competitions: A Photo Elicitation Approach
Malek Elmi, University of Cagliari, Italy

Business Model Innovation is Agribusiness
Rute Xavier and Renato Pereira, BRU-IUL, Portugal

Competition Winners

1st Place
Promoting Technopreneurship through Educational Initiatives
Sweta Patnaik and Shamil Isaacs, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

2nd Place
Unlocking Innovation: Building collaborative interdisciplinary learning spaces through Education for Sustainable Development
Carolien van den Berg, University of the Western Cape and Belinda Verster, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

3rd Place
UTHM Global Technopreneurship New Initiative Work@Campus
Siti Sarah Omar, Mohd Bekri Rahim, Nasuha Sa'ude, Mohd Arif Rosli, Juliana Abdul Halip and Nurul Fadzilla Mohd Aris, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat Johor, Malaysia and Mohd Shahir Shamsir Omar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai Johor, Malaysia

Previous ECIE Conferences

ECIE 2022

Hosted by:

Neapolis University Pafos
Danais Avenue, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
Phone :  +357 26 843300

Website :

15 - 16 September 2022

Winners at ECIE 2022

PhD Winner
University Science Parks as an Innovative Tool for University-Business Cooperation 
Klaudia¬†Glittov√°¬†and Miroslav¬†Ň†ipikal, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia

PhD Commendation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Professors in Public Universities: Case study in Brazil
Paula Coelho, Barbosa Coelho and Márcia Rapini, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Poster Winner
Linking Effectuation Logic with Business Model Innovation in the Context of Swiss Start-Ups
Laila Kabous, Andreas Hinz and Stefan Philippi, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland,

Competition Winners

Competition 1st Place
Case History of EntreTime: European Train-The-Trainer Programme for Teaching through Entrepreneurship
Mats Westerberg, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, et al

Competition Joint 2nd Place

Engaging Students with an Adaptable Model for Workplace Innovation Capability Felix
Nobis and Mathias Stevensoni, Monash University, Canada, Anahita Baregheh and Thomas Carey, Workplace Innovation Network for Canada

Applied Investment Management (INV 621): Digital Learning Experience and Service-Learning Malaysia-University for Society (SULAM)
Syamsyul Samsudin, Nik Nur Shafika Mustafa, Ahmad Syahmi Ahmad Fadzil, Rohanizan Md Lazan and Nurul Haida Johan, Universiti Teknologi MARA Johor, Malaysia


Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs

Rector, Professor Pantelis Sklias, Neapolis University Pafos

Assistant Professor Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, University of Peloponnese

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Paul Jones, Swansea University
Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Small Business Management: post pandemic perspectives

Professor Panagiotis Liargovas, University of Peloponnese
Green Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in the Post Pandemic Era: The Case of Greece

Professor Robert Newbery, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Reconstructing the Entrepreneurial Landscape

Professor Artur Steiner, Glasgow Caledonian University
Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Social Purpose - learning from research, policy and practice


ECIE 2021

Hosted by:

A virtual conference hosted by ACI and Instituto Universit√°rio de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal

16-17 September 2021

Winners at ECIE 2021

PhD Winners
Exploring Entrepreneurial Education Through Extra-Curriculum Activities
Vasiliki Chronaki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Influence of Mega Sporting Events on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Host Nations
Rauf Mammadov, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Making Digitalization Measurable: Operationalization of a new Strategic Orientation for Survey-based Research
Florian-Marco Fengel and Bastian Kindermann, Technical University (TU) Dortmund, Germany

Masters Winners
Study of Student Acceptance of the Cryptocurrency Diem Based on the TAM
Kira Willems, Ines Holstein, Larissa Finzel, Angelina Fritsch and Daniel Michelis, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Bernburg, Germany

Poster Winner
A Model for Teaching Global Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World: The Pwr Park Case Study
Dr. Gali Einav IDC Herzliya, Adelson School of Entrepreneurship, Herzliya, Israel

Conference Executives

Conference Chair

Dr. Florinda Matos, ISCTE Business School, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Programme Co-Chairs

Prof Maria de F√°tima Ferreiro, Prof √Ālvaro Rosa and Prof Isabel Salavisa,¬†ISCTE Business School, Instituto Universit√°rio de Lisboa, Portugal

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Soumodip Sarkar, Sapienza University, Rome
Social Intelligence

Professor Vittorio Loreto,¬†University √Čvora, Portugal
Exploring the adjacent possible: play, anticipation, surprise


ECIE 2020

Hosted by:

Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma - UNINT
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 200 - 00147 Roma
Tel: +39 06 59786417

16-18 September 2020

Winners at ECIE 2020

PhD Masters 1st Place:

Joan Edwards, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Review of Performativity Shaping Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

PhD Masters Merit Awards

Monika Ilves, Hochschule Anhalt, Bernburg, Germany 
Entrepreneurial marketing strategies for a crowdfunding campaign

Kelly Wang Chun Yan, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland 
Understanding the world of Crowdfunding in driving Entrepreneurial Growth: A Case Study Analysis

Competition Winners:

1st Place:
W.Y. Wong and Magnum ManLok Lam
Establishment of Student-Run STORE for Entrepreneurship Education Christina 

2nd Place:
Laura-Maija Hero
MINNO¬ģ Innovation Project: A Multidisciplinary way to Develop Innovation Competences¬†

Joint 3rd Place:
Daniele Manni
Successful Startups Conducted by High School Students: Learning (Entrepreneurship) by Doing (Startups) 

Eliseu Silva and Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira
Music as an Avenue for Creating More Entrepreneurial Individuals from Music to Entrepreneurial Values:  How a Children’s Orchestra is Impacting Lives 

Competition Winners

Joint 1st Place
Learning Innovation for Enterprise: Skills for the LIFE of an entrepreneurial student
Roisin Lyons et alPromoting Entrepreneurial, Digital and Intercultural Competences with an Interdisciplinary International Virtual Innovation Challenge
Audrey Stolze and Gudrun Socher
3rd Place
Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Skills in Tourism and Hospitality Higher Education: The Case of the Event Management Learning Model

Susana Filipa Gonçalves et al

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
Prof. Alessandro De Nisco,
Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), Italy

Programme Chair: 
Adjunct Professor Emilio Sassone Corsi,
Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), Italy

Keynote Speakers:
Ken Grant, Ryerson University, Toronto, Candada
The Special Case of the University Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Dr Dan Remenyi
Review of The Entrepreneurship and Personality Issue: The BBC Personality Profile "Would you make a good Entrepreneur?"

Panel Discussion: Chaired by Prof Emmett Tracy with Chidi Afulezi, Dr. Nawtej Dosanjh, Dr. Gaidi Farajm  Kristina Kapanova and Dr. Ying Zhang
NoBORDER INNOVATION ‚Äď African & European Models of Teaching Entrepreneurship & Innovation

ECIE 2019

Hosted by:

University of Peloponnese
Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies Department of Philology Anatoliko Kentro - Palaio Stratopedo Kalamata,
24100, Greece

19-20 September 2019

Winners at ECIE 2019

Joint PhD Winners:

Moritz Philip Recke
Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Their Metrification that Shape Public Policy Towards High-Growth Entrepreneurship in Hamburg, Germany      

Michal Jirasek and Mariko Ueno 
Grow up to be Different: Firm Responses to Performance Feedback over their Life Cycle

Poster Winner:

Emma Fleck, Alexandros Kakouris and Doan Winkle
Cultural Influences on Entrepreneurial Motivation and Identity: Insights for Entrepreneurship Education

Competition Winners:

1st Place:

Patrick Link, Rene Zeier and Valentina Fontana, LUASA ‚Äď Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Smart-Up - How to Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting at a University

2nd Place:

Hongyi Sun, City University of Hong Kong, China
The PIPE Model for Experiential Education of Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3rd Place:

Al Abbadi Maysam, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Acceleration of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems through Innovative Youth Education

ECIE 2018

Hosted by:

University of Aveiro Campus
Universit√°rio de Santiago
3810-143 Aveiro Portugal

20-21 September 2018

Winners at ECIE 2018

Joint PhD Winners:
Formal Institutional Support for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Saudi Arabia
Thamer  Alkhaldi, Emmanuel Cleeve and Jackie Brander-Brown, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Attitudes, Abilities and Aspirations in the Worldwide Entrepreneurship Eco-System
Diego Reis, F√°bio Moura and Iracema Gomes, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil

Best Poster:
A Co-Creation and Brand Identity Value Chain Model Research-in-Progress
Lima Inês Costa and Mara Madaleno, University of Aveiro and Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira , GOVCOPP, Aveiro, Portugal

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards Joint Winners
Innovate21: An Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Methodology for the Development of 21st Century Skills Paul Flynn, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Community Entrepreneurship: An Innovative Approach to Create Change Agents for the Community
Angela Hamouda, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Conference Executives

Conference Chair
Professor Carlos Costa, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Programme Chair:
Dr. Marlene Paula Castro Amorim, 
and Dr. Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira University of Aveiro, Portugal

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Marina van Geenhuizen, Delft University of Technology,
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Prof Jo√£o Jos√© Pinto Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal
University Spin-Off Firms‚Äô Internationalization: The influence of Founding Teams and Networks in Early Years    

ECIE 2017

Hosted by: 

Novancia Business School Paris,

21-22 September 2017

Joint PhD Winners:
Change in Entrepreneurial Opportunity Templates and New Venture Ideas 
Anna Vuorio, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Evaluating Design Effectiveness for Public Sector Services: An Introduction to XE
Jo'Anne Langham, University of Queensland, Australia

Best Poster
Video-Clip Talk in Entrepreneurship Education ‚ÄďA Tool for Deeper Learning and Effective Qualitative Assessment Birgitte Wraae Rasmussen, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards Winners

1st Place:
Project Based Learning: Purpose, Passion, Potential
Sirhajwan Idek, Keningau Vocational College, Malaysia

2nd Place:
Making Sprints Towards the Internet of Things
Dimitry Shaytan, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Joint 3rd Place:
Inventing Green: Integrating Sustainability into Innovation and Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Cindy Gilbert, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota, USA

Embedding Entrepreneurial Competencies in the Curriculum
David Gibson, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Special Merit:
‚ÄúRuta del Emprendimiento‚ÄĚ A Joint Effort to have Strong Entrepreneurs"
Molina Viviana, Universidad Aut√≥noma de Manizales and Mar√≠a Paulina V√°squez Varela Universidad de Manizales, Columbia