A year at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship


Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship is looking back at a successful year. Chalmeristbloggen received this nice report from Viktor Brunnegård who is in charge of marketing activities.

We run Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship to educate and encourage young people to be an entrepreneurial force. We want our students to be capable of creating real value for society by forming new ventures, run innovative projects or manage intellectual capital.

Looking back at what our students have accomplished during the academic year 2012-2013, we once again conclude that they live up to our very high expectations.

Our Venture Creation students have engaged in 12 innovation projects where some are now ready to transform into real companies. These projects have included both academic and industrial researchers from a wide spectrum of areas, numerous students from all parts of Chalmers and senior expertize from the industry.

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Presentation by Alice during Business Review 2 i May

All of our ICM students have participated in internships around the world, working with knowledge intensive projects within the innovation system as well as in innovation intensive global companies.

The students’ Social Entrepreneurship project (Knowel) have secured funding to finalize their project and travel to Tanzania during summer to both inspire and be inspired by young local entrepreneurs.

Of our first year students, ten have just started summer internships at Innovationskontoret (the Chalmers innovation office) where they will work on various project to strengthen Chalmers’ ability to utilize research.

Four other first year students will spend part of their summer at newly established internships in Japan, where they will work with Business Incubation, idea analysis and development projects at global Japanese companies.

Our venture projects Wyberry Technologies and Iliod Therapeutics qualified for the regions final of Venture Cup, with Wyberry going through to the national final.

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Wyberry at the regions final

Four of our ICM students competed in the TIMES Case Competition finals after winning the semi-final in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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The winning team. From the left: Oscar Petersson, Fredrik Jern, Alexander Leppänen, Nigel Wong

ICM student Nigel Wong received the award Global Swede 2013

Programme Director Mats Lundqvist gave the annual William Chalmers speech at Chalmers.

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Mats Lundqvist (Photo: Jan-Olof Yxell)

In preparation for the fall term, our first year venture creation students just had their first interaction with their idea partners and business advisors to identify the possibilities and opportunities with the 12 new innovation projects. The 12 ventures will move into our incubator after the summer and spend one year forming a new potential company.

Finally we are happy to announce that we have approximately 50 new students signed up for next year, including 10 students starting out the new Corporate Entrepreneurship track, where they will create value by engaging in innovation project in established organizations.

All in all it has been one of the most exciting years in the school’s 16-year-old history and we are eager to continue our journey together next year.

/Viktor Brunnegård

Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship