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14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hosted by:University of Peloponnese
Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Department of Philology
Anatoliko Kentro - Palaio Stratopedo
Kalamata, Messinia, 24100,

19-20 September 2019

Purchase 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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The Winners at ECIE

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

The 5th Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards at ECIE 2019

1st Place

Patrick Link, Rene Zeier and Valentina Fontana,
LUASA – 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

Executive Committee

Conference Chair: Prof Panagiotis Liargovas, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Programme Chair: Alexandros Kakouris, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Keynote Speakers:

Paul Jones, Swansea University, UK
Exploring the impact of Entrepreneurship Education

Aggelos Kotios, University of Piraeus, Greece
Innovation and entrepreneurship during and after the Greek crisis



A Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of University of PeloponneseKalamata, Greece, 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 that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback

13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ECIE 2018

Hosted by:University of Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-143 Aveiro

20-21 September 2018

The Winners at ECIE

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, Fábio 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

Executive Committee

Conference ChairProfessor 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,
Netherlands University Spin-Off Firms’ Internationalization: The influence of Founding Teams and Networks in Early Years

Prof João José Pinto Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal
University Spin-Off Firms’ Internationalization: The influence of Founding Teams and Networks in Early Years



12th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship


ECIE 2017

Hosted by: Novancia Business School Paris, France

21-22 September 2017

ECIE 2017 Winners

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 –A 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 Startu
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:
“Ruta del Emprendimiento” A Joint Effort to have Strong Entrepreneurs"
Molina Viviana, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales and María Paulina Vásquez Varela Universidad de Manizales, Columbia

Executive Committee

Conference ChairDr. Christophe Loué, Novancia Business School Paris

Programme Chair: Sonia Ben Slimane,  University Paris Dauphine PSL and Novancia Business School Paris

Keynote Speakers:

Jerry Courvisanos, Federation Business School, Federation University Australia
Innovation, Sustainable Development and Regional Resilience: Approach to entrepreneurship policy when under crises

Thierry Rayna, Novancia Business School Paris
How Technological Innovation Changes Entrepreneurship: The Case of 3D Printing Technologies


ECIE 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland

Best PhD Paper
Towards Entrepreneurial Motivation: The Self-Determination Theory Approach
David Iremadze, Vancouver Island University, Canada

Best Poster Winner
Creating Collective Leadership Capacity Using 21st Century Digital Tools: A View From the Caribbean
Sandra Figaro-Henry, Lisa Wickham and Freddy James, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Winners

1st Place
New Enterprise Development
Eric Clinton, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland

Joint 2nd Place
Oamk LABs
Ulla-Maija Seppänen, Kari-Pekka Heikkinen and Blair Stevenson, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Gamification of Entrepreneurship Education Using Design Thinking
Rajiv Basaiawmoit, Aarhus University, Denmark

Joint 3rd Place
The Salesforce Business Systems Innovation Labs: A Storification/Social Media Approach for iGeneration Engagement 
Timothy Hill, San Jose State University, USA  

Learners Owning Entrepreneurship and Innovating Innovation Management: A Case Study
Tom Schmidt and Christelle Scharff, Pace University, Sara Thermer, Limassol Zok, NYU Tandon School Of Engineering, USA


ECIE 2015

The role of empathy in social enterprise
Anna Kopec, Richard Hazenberg and Fred Seddon, University of Northampton, England

(Un)Doing Gender in Entrepreneurship Education
Stephanie Birkner, Davy Vercruysse, Carl von Ossietzky University ofOldenburg, Germany

Business Team Tech: Cross-Disciplinary Working for High-Growth Start-Ups
 Carol Jarvis and Jill Burnett, University of the West of England.

FACE - Future Authentic Creative Entrepreneurs
 Dick de Vries , Sabine  Mueller,GunnarSpellmeyer, Doerte Roloff, FennyLücker,Vaidas Levickis, and MichalSvarrer DamkjaerBurgundy School of Business - ESC Dijon, France

Rainer Harms, UniversityTwente / NIKOS, TheNetherlands

X-Factor in Entrepreneurship
 Firuz Zare, R&D,Danfoss Drive, Denmark

The implementation of a large scale project Creating Macedonian Innovative Youth
Radmil  Polenakovik, Ss. Cyril and MethodiusUniversity, Republic of Macedonia