What makes an entrepreneurial ecosystem and what role do the three success factors creativity, communication and community play? The ERLab Days from May 27 to 29, 2024 will address these questions in a mixture of scientific conference and regional exploration in Berlin and Brandenburg. It is the first major event of the "Entrepreneurship Research Lab (ERLab)" research project at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder). The event aims to network researchers, founders and people from business practice in order to strengthen the transfer between research and practice.

Students in front of the entrance of the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) © Heide Fest


  • The first day of the ERLab Day is dedicated to scientific exchange on the topics of communication, creativity and community in an entrepreneurial context. 
    Speakers include communication scientist Prof. Dr. Guda van Noort (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Dr. Matthias Menter, Professor of Corporate Development, Innovation and Economic Change at the University of Jena, and entrepreneurship expert Prof. Dr. Orla Byrne (University of Dublin). In addition to their presentations, contributions from successful founders as well as workshops and a panel discussion are planned.
  • The second day of the conference includes a practical tour of the ice cream factory "IceGuerilla" in Beeskow and the hardtech innovation center MotionLab in Berlin.
  • The conference will conclude with an evening together at the "Kante" restaurant in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Further information: www.entrepreneurshipresearchlab.com/about

The Entrepreneurship Research Lab is a research project at the European University Viadrina in cooperation with the Chairs of Management and Organization (Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch), International Marketing (Prof. Dr. Albrecht Söllner) and Marketing (Prof. Dr. Martin Eisend) and the Campus Founders gGmbH in Heilbronn funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.

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Info and registration

Further information on the program and free registration: 

European University Viadrina
Department of University Communication
Phone +49 (0)335 5534 4515