Speakers of the 2017 ICUBERD event will be announced shortly.

Speakers of the 2016 ICUBERD event were

Ákos Tóth-Pajor - Richárd Farkas (University of Pécs, FBE):
Methods for modeling the spatial appearance of entrepreneurial ecosystems: Evidence from the Hungarian economy

Aldo Geuna (University of Torino, Italy):
Interactions between Universities and the Industry

Anamarija Delic (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek):
Position of legal economic clinic in the map of business support organizations in Croatia

Annamária Inzelt (IKU Innovation Research Centre, Hungary):
Progress of knowledge-based entrepreneurship in small post-soviet economies

Attila Varga - Péter Járosi - Tamás Sebestyén - László Szerb (University of Pécs, FBE):
Economic impact assessment of entrepreneurship policies for smart specialization with the GMR-Europe model

Domingos Santos (Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais) - Nuno Caseiro (Universidade de Coimbra) - Luís Farinha Luís Farinha (Universidade da Beira Interior):
Redesigning entrepreneurship policy: a territorial approach

Emira Kozarevic - Amra Softic (University of Tuzla, Faculty of Economics):
Challenges of venture capital financing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Erik Stam (Utrecht University, The Netherlands):
Entrepreneurial ecosystems and regional policy

Gábor Márkus (University of Pécs, FBE):
Sectorial specialties of Hungarian SMEs in Financial reporting datasets

Gabriella Keczer (University of Szeged):
Innovative entrepreneurship at the University of Twente – A ‘best practice’ case study

Helen Lawton Smith (Birkbeck, University of London and University of Oxford, UK):
Medcity: Challanges and opportunities in envisioning a ‘Golden research triangle’ in London and the South East

Jöran Wrana - Javier Revilla Diez (University Of Cologne):
From Co-Evolution to Proto-Institutions? Examining The Role of Universities for the Diffusion of New Institutions

Judit Katonáné Kovács - Georgina Árváné Ványi - Tímea Gál (University of Debrecen):
Pull type learning environment in higher education to foster entrepreneurship

Katalin Erdős (University of Pécs, FBE):
Regulative environment of spin-offs in Hungary

Krisztina Horváth (University of Pécs, FBE):
A spatial analysis of the territorial servitization process in European regions

László Szerb (University of Pécs, FBE) - Éva Komlósi (MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group) - Páger Balázs (Institute for Regional Studies Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences):
Comparative analysis of entrepreneurship in European regions based on the REDI methodology

Márta Szombathelyi Konczosné - Csilla Polster (Széchenyi István University):
Generational transfer among family businesses

Michal Hrivnák - Katarína Melichová - Mária Fáziková (Slovak University of Agriculture In Nitra):
Transfer of R&D results into practice – Case Study from Slovakia

Mónika Imreh-Tóth - Miklós Lukovics - Szabolcs Imreh (University of Szeged):
Increasing regional embeddedness of the ELI-ALPS Laser Research Centre in the Szeged region: Opportunities of a science park

Mónika Kuti - Miklós Hornyák (University of Pécs, FBE):
The characteristics of crowdfunding under technology category on Kickstarter​

Patrícia Becsky - Nagy Zsanett Oláh (University of Debrecen):
Spin-offs in Hungary

Peter Fodor (University of Pécs, FBE):
Knowledge management tools for the different stages of entrepreneurial lifecycle

Péter Popovics - Tímea Gál - Georgina Árváné Ványi - Judit Katonáné Kovács (University of Debrecen):
Group dynamics in entrepreneurial team formation – case study

Philip Brey (University of Twente) - Miklós Lukovics - János Gyurkovics (University of Szeged):
Science parks and high-tech zones as seedbeds of responsible research and innovation

Posza Alexandra (University of Pécs, FBE):
Real options in business incubation process and start-up evaluation

Rendra Widyatama (University of Ahmad Dahlan):
Economic And Culture Development Through Local Television In Yogyakarta

Robert Huggins (Cardiff University, UK):
Universities, knowledge networks and regional innovations

Samuel Odei Amponsah (University of Pardubice):
Development challenges of the northern region of Ghana and their way forward

Sándor Huszár - Szabolcs Prónay - Norbert Buzás (University of Szeged):
Investigating the intention to create spin-offs in higher education

Sunčica Oberman Peterka - Petra Mezulić Juric - Tihana Koprivnjak (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek)
Assessing entrepreneurial potential of university: empirical evidence from Croatia

Viktor Prokop - Jan Stejskal - Vojtěch Kula (University of Pardubice):
Innovation performance increasing with the cooperation: Case study of Estonia and Romania

Viktor Prokop - Jan Stejskal (University of Pardubice):
Different influence of university-industry cooperation on innovative activities within Croatia, Czech Republic and Hungary

Vivien Csapi (University of Pécs, FBE):
University-based entrepreneurship in Hungary

Zoltan J. Acs (George Mason University, USA):
Innovation in the digital age: matchmakers.

Zsolt Bedő (University of Pécs, FBE):
Factors affecting the characteristics of the university based entrepreneurial ecosystem

Simonyi BEDC

“We are a self-sustaining, university driven entrepreneurship ecosystem that allows the interaction of all actors of the socio-economic environment of the region interwoven with the international economic centers of gravity through our communities of practice.”

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As a key drivers of regional economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship attract substantial attention in research and policy. With the establishment of the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center (RIERC) at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) of the University of Pécs the aim is to increase synergies among research groups at FBE and to provide a joint platform for research in regional innovation and entrepreneurship. RIERC conducts research in regional innovation (knowledge network analysis, agent-based innovation modeling, spatial econometric studies, university-industry relations), entrepreneurship (Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index – REDI, small business competitiveness, university spin-offs), development policy impact modeling (Geographic Macro and Regional (GMR)-type models) and applies research results in concrete regional development policy analyses. Established in 2015 RIERC succeeds the Center for Research in Economic Policy (GKK) at FBE.

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MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group

The research group focuses on one of the highly critical yet least understood areas of the Hungarian innovation system that is innovation co-operations and entrepreneurship. The traditional tools provide insufficient ground for a deeper understanding of these areas, and they do not support the investigation of the relationship between innovation and economic growth either. The research carried out by the group analyses the complex system of relationships between innovation co-operations, entrepreneurship and economic growth on the basis of the latest methodological tools developed in the international literature that include – among others – agent-based simulation, Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) and Geographic Macro and Regional (GMR) modelling. This variety of approaches ensures more thorough understanding of the topic that enables sensitivity testing of economic growth against tools of innovation policy and development of scenarios for economic policy