How can we stimulate entrepreneurial activities aimed at tackling societal challenges in an effective way?

How do social entrepreneurs address societal challenges, and what is their role in comparison to that of government and corporations? How can they face the challenges in making their ventures work, in particular when it comes to scaling their solutions? Social entrepreneurs address societal challenges adopting a business model. They come up with innovative solutions to complex problems related to e.g. inclusive labor markets, waste, and global value chains.

The Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative develops and disseminates new knowledge jointly with other key actors involved in ecosystems for social entrepreneurship. It is powered by the research expertise that resides in Utrecht University's strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies.


Entrepreneurial Minds Chris Eveleens
19 September 2019
The Centre for Entrepreneurship inspires by showcasing the entrepreneurial minds within Utrecht University. This edition: dr. Chris Eveleens.
11 September 2019
Rutger Claassen and Judith van Erp will publish their essay collection 'Entrepreneurship in the open society' in the month of September.
Business Incubation
10 September 2019
Chris Eveleens focused his PhD research on the structural contribution of business incubation to the performance of startups.




IECER conference
16 October 2019 09:00 - 18 October 2019 18:00
The Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) will be held at Utrecht University from 16-18 oktober, 2019.
Future of Work barrista zet koffie
18 October 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Conference on digitalization, flexible work, vulnerable workers and the role of labour market institutions and actors in driving decent vs precarious work.