Centre for entrepreneurship was established in 2006 as a centre for excellence in entrepreneurship education.
UiA's Centre for Entrepreneurship (SfE) is responsible for entrepreneurship education of over 300 students annually, which participate in 9 different programs, most prominent of which are its entrepreneurship and Internationalization labs, run in collaboration with Innovation Norway. These programs allow the SfE to both facilitate and encourage entrepreneurship among students, as well as to engage in productive dialogue with entrepreneurs in the region. Some indicators of its success may be found in both the number of its graduates that participate in national entrepreneurship competitions, and the top prizes they have been winning.
Parallel to its constructive role in facilitating dialogue between academia and business in the Southern region of Norway, the SfE’s staff is engaged quality research in entrepreneurship-related research, with primary focus on networks, internationalization and ICT-enabled growth of small and medium sized firms. This includes research projects funded by the Nordic Innovation Centre, Sørlandets Kompetansefond, etc.