Educator Workshop: Helping students launch sustainable entrepreneurial careers

In this educator workshop you will explore how you, as a teacher, can support your students in embarking upon their own sustainable careers. Drawing from his 25 years of experience in running and researching venture creation programmes, Mats Lundqvist will give you valuable insights into the characteristics, challenges, and possibilities that come with launching such careers.

It seems as if the younger our students become, the more they value and concern themselves with sustainability in all its shapes and forms. Even if that were not the case, the importance of contributing to a sustainable future is undeniable. Catering to that demand as educators means to not only learn how you can enable, help and encourage your students to develop and begin sustainable careers – but also to consider why and in what ways it is appropriate to do so.

In the context of advanced entrepreneurial education, Lundqvist will address and allow for interactive deliberations on the following questions:

  • What characterises sustainable entrepreneurial careers?
  • How do you, at a higher education institution, contribute to the development and launching of such careers – and how do you keep them from becoming unsustainable?
  • What are the key challenges, praxes, and ethics surrounding this type of education?


Additionally, the workshop will touch upon how venture creation programmes can translate into simpler course-based formats, and what the advantages are of using such courses as building blocks in a two year long Master’s programme.

Join, listen, discuss, and absorb the latest treasures of knowledge to enhance your ways of teaching and lifting your students to new heights.


Mats Anders Lundqvist, Ph.D., is a full professor in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship didactics at the Department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology. He co-founded and was the director of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship for over 20 years and he has been engaged in sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation developments on both national and university levels in Europe, Asia, and the United States. His research interests centre around entrepreneurial education and didactics, sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability transitions, and entrepreneurial finance. In 2022 Lundqvist and Associate Professor Karen Williams Middleton were awarded the European Entrepreneurship Education Award, which recognises an individual or an organisation that has contributed to the improvement of entrepreneurship education in academia in Europe.


The workshop will be moderated by Dave Jarman. He is an Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Postgraduate Programme Director at the multi-award-winning Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol. His teaching and research is focused on entrepreneurial mindset, initial venture development, and alignment between founders and ideas.A former University Head of Careers at Bath Spa University, Head of Enterprise Education at the University of Bristol, and Chairman and Director of Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK). Dave is a Fellow of the HEA, the RSA, and an Honorary Fellow of EEUK.


Dec 13,
– 11:30




Educators from all universities and disciplines are welcome to apply.


Event time in Swedish time zone (GMT +1 )


Applications are open until December 12th.

Additional information

This seminar will be held via Zoom. Due to the interactive nature of the workshop there is a set number of spots available. So, in order to secure a seat, please sign up sooner rather than later.


1.5 hours

Mats Lundquist
Professor in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship didactics, Chalmers University of Technology

in collaboration with


Residing on recent insights in the scholarly domain of entrepreneurship education the workshop series aims to give you as an educator useful tools and mind nuggets to advance your teaching. Over time, we hope to shine a light on many issues that occupy your thinking as an engaged educator, while also giving rise to new avenues of inquiry. 

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