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Financial and Institutional Reforms for the Entrepreneurial Society

Objective

In this project we will analyse the broader contexts of smart, inclusive and sustainable growth in Europe to support implementation of the Commission’s 'Europe 2020' growth strategy and to restore Europe’s ability to innovate, grow and create jobs over the coming decades. In this proposal we argue that entrepreneurship must play a central role in that effort. 'Entrepreneurship' tends to make people think of the US and its model of high growth and high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. We are keenly aware, however, that a European growth agenda requires a focus on European entrepreneurship. US recipes and models will not fit the European context and do not deliver the results Europe wants. Our project's objective is therefore to thoroughly analyse European institutional arrangements and their current (in)ability to mobilise Europe’s human, financial and knowledge resources for entrepreneurial activity. This will help us formulate an effective reform strategy to reinvigorate European economies. The current diversity of institutional arrangements in Europe has long and common historical roots that must first be recognised and understood. Based on common global trends in technology and competition, we then establish the urgency and desirability for making the transition to a more entrepreneurial economy throughout Europe. Once this has been established, our project will develop and provide the tools for policy makers to assess the quality of national and regional entrepreneurial ecosystems and to identify the main strengths and weaknesses with regard to making the transition. Based on this assessment we will formulate specific proposals to enhance the allocation of talent, finance and knowledge to new value creation and we will conclude our project with a legal analysis to see where competencies currently lie and what action could be taken.

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 209 738

Participants (8)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 520 075
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 575
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 53 290
Address
Al. Papanastasiou 91
185 33 Piraeus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 75 585
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 509
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 29 131
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN INSTITUTET FOR NARINGSLIVSFORSKNING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 172 475
Address
Grevgatan 34, 2Tr
102 15 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 263
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments