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Promoting Entrepreneurship Lessons Learnt from Research on Corporate Entrepreneurship

April 5 @ 09:30 - 13:00


Corporate entrepreneurship is key to enabling established companies to innovate, stay competitive, and respond to market changes effectively. It promotes a culture of agility, fosters innovation from within, and can lead to the development of new products, services, or processes. The Esade Entrepreneurship Institute (EEI) aims at nourishing and promoting corporate entrepreneurship bringing the lessons learnt from academic research.

Let’s explore the synergy between research and successful innovation and entrepreneurship.

We will uncover the latest findings on corporate entrepreneurship that will be of interest for corporates and entrepreneurs. We will also foster a discussion between researchers, practitioners, startup founders and managers promoting corporate entrepreneurship programs.

09.30 | Registration & coffee

09.45 | Welcome & presentation

Prof. George Chondrakis, Director of the Esade Entrepreneurship Institute

10.00 | Introduction to corporate entrepreneurship

Katharine d’Amico, Academic Director of Hybrid Global Excellence Executive MBA Programs

10.10 | Academic Keynote

Prof. April Franco, Economics and Strategic Management at the University of Toronto

10.40 | Corporate Keynote

Marta Antúnez, Director of Wayra

11.00 | Roundtable

Prof. Dimo Ringov (Esade), Prof. April Franco (UToronto), Anthony Vallance-Owen (WeVenture), and Marta Antúnez (Wayra). Moderated by Katharine d’Amico (Esade)

12.15 | Closing

Oriol Alcoba, Director General of Industry, Generalitat de Catalunya

12.30 | Drinks and networking

“Promoting Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learnt from Research” is the platform that connects researchers, entrepreneurs, innovation managers and investors to discuss and explore how entrepreneurship research can drive successful high-quality business ventures and corporate innovation.


Esade Entrepreneurship Institute


Aticco Bogatell, Carrer de Pallars, 108, Barcelona
Aticco Bogatell, Carrer de Pallars, 108, Poblenou
Barcelona, Catalunia 08018 Spain
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+34 639 98 53 09

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