European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Engaged entrepreneurship research in Europe

We believe that in the current difficult circumstances for academia with even more challenges for teaching practice, we should support our members in their ideas on how to conduct innovative entrepreneurship education. Therefore, ECSB launched in cooperation with Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (EE&P) journal a new competition for the best learning innovation: ECSB-BLI aimed at promoting innovative entrepreneurship education in Europe.

We received several great submissions from ECSB members that were reviewed by a committee consisting of five ECSB board members. The committee evaluated the submissions accoring to the following criteria:

  • quality of learning objectives,
  • innovativeness of the approach,
  • quality of underlying theory,
  • interestingness and attractiveness for students,
  • quality of learning outcomes and evidence of the effectiveness,
  • logic and structure of the intervention.

Taking into consideration all five reviews, we are very happy to inform that the winner of the first edition of the ECSB BLI-COMPETITION is Professor Thomas Cooney (Technological University Dublin) with his submission Experiential Learning in Entrepreneurship Through Online Fundraising.

Congratulations Tom!

As a prize Tom is offered a fast track to the USASBE’s peer reviewed journal – Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. In preparation for the submission, ECSB will provide developmental feedback on the manuscript.

We thank all the applicants for their interesting and inspiring submissions.