We focus on evidence-based
research to tackle a wide
range of issues and provide
opportunities for social and economic change

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Creating new knowledge that matters

The Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship puts evidence-based research in focus on a wide range of management, pedagogic, and policy issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Our research promotes technology-based entrepreneurship by generating, disseminating, and applying knowledge and competencies to education and business development within and beyond DTU. Researchers conduct both conceptual and empirical research using various research methods to create societal impact. Drawing upon DTU’s research excellence, the Centre collaborates closely with students, researchers, startup communities, industries, investors, and policymakers.

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Younger board of directors and more female leaders – a fast track to reaching the UN SDGs?

Inspired by the outcome of two research studies at DTU Entrepreneurship, we are currently exploring whether organizational factors such as younger board of directors or higher share of female directors also influence entrepreneurship and innovation for the SDGs. We believe that in a rapidly changing world where sustainability issues are becoming more and more important, this knowledge can become a crucial asset for business, universities and policy makers.

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How emotional dynamics within new venture teams could predict long term performance

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We conduct conceptual and empirical research using various research methods to create societal impact

Our research pursues the following goals:

Build strong research topic areas around entrepreneurship such as sustainability, digitalization and didactics that contribute to DTU’s overall strategy

Develop an ambitious and attractive research environment with a strong focus on academic development and international partnerships to ensure the Centre delivers excellent research

Translate our research results into actionable insights that benefit Centre’s education and impact practices, which in turn provide empirical foundations for research to close the learning loop

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Visiting professors

Professors Johan Wiklund and Steve Ahn

The Centre was honored to have Professor Johan Wiklund as the Otto Mønsted visiting professor of entrepreneurship during Februar 2020-June 2020. Johan Wiklund’s research interests include entrepreneurship and mental health as well as the entry, performance, and exit of entrepreneurial firms. He is considered a leading authority in entrepreneurship research with over 60 articles appearing in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and over 17,000 citations.

In the autumn of 2021, DTU Entrepreneurship welcomed Professor Steve Ahn, Otto Mønsted visiting professor from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Steve Ahn worked in the semiconductor industry for 20 years. He has founded a semiconductor company in Silicon Valley that completed its IPO at NASDAQ. He has been teaching entrepreneurship at KAIST since 2014 and is creator of 4 start-up computer simulation games.

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Could your research grant application benefit from our knowledge and expertise?

DTU Entrepreneurship has a broad scope of knowledge and expertise in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, which can be required for many national and international research projects in science, engineering and management. We provide proposal support and expertise in a variety of topical areas that include technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, innovation strategy.

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How entrepreneurship
and innovation
contribute to the UN

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If you are a researcher looking to forge a collaboration on entrepreneurship research or would like us to be a part of a grant application, an executive interested in collaborating within a given industry, or a policymaker looking for input and a potential partnership, we would love to hear from you.

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Professor &
Head of Research


Big science
Innovation management
International technology transfer
Strategic innovation

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Associate Professor


Health & well-being 
Team dynamics 
Nascent & hybrid entrepreneurship 

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Associate Professor


Portrait Francesco Rosati

Associate Professor


Sustainable entrepreneurship
Business model innovation for sustainability
Corporate sustainability management