2022 European Triple E Awards

OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

The premier awards for entrepreneurship and engagement in Higher Education


Congratulations to all finalists. Explore the finalists' entries below and join us at the Award Ceremony in Florence, Italy!

Congratulations to all finalists


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"fi" features insights into each finalist entry of the 2022 ACEEU European Triple E Awards. Next to an abstract of the entry, additional information such as lessons learned and impact stories are presented. Use the finalist's QR code to get even more information.

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Dedicated to excellence


The Triple E Awards are back
Following the inaugural Awards in 2020 in the Asia-Pacific Region, the Awards took a break to support the needed limitation of contacts during the ongoing pandemic. Now, the Awards are back! In 2022, in Europe, in Florence!

The Triple E Awards are a global recognition of efforts towards the quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. It is the first award to focus specifically on different dimensions of the universities' third mission. Implemented regionally, the Triple E Awards aim to foster change in universities and to emphasize their role in their communities and ecosystems. Next to its focus on entrepreneurship and engagement, the 2022 European Triple E Awards will put a spotlight on the Triple Helix collaborations, with universities, government and industry working together to drive innovation and societal impacts. We will have one special award dedicated to the Triple Helix collaboration cases.

Submission is open to all higher education institutions (including colleges) in the European region. Awardees will be selected through a two-stage process: after the shortlisting of the top 5 entries in each category, additional information need to be submitted which will serve as the basis for the final ranking of the entries.

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Explore the finalists' profiles

Excellence in entrepreneurship and engagement


Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Institutional-level

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

From enterprising roots to a globally connected forest of ideas.

United Kingdom

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CATEGORY WINNER

Universitat Politècnica de València

Transforming ideas into high-impact startups since 1992

Spain

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1st RUNNER-UP

IESE Business School

A school founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Spain

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2nd RUNNER-UP

EHL Hospitality Business School

EHL’s Innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Breeding the Hospitality Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Switzerland

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Finalist

University of Coimbra

Transforming innovative ideas into viable, successful and sustainable projects!

Portugal

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Finalist

Young Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Institutional-level

Universidade NOVA Lisboa

Fostering a knowledge-based and high-impact innovation ecosystem.

Portugal

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CATEGORY WINNER

Stuttgart Media University

Vision 100% accomplished: Entrepreneurship for every single student!

Germany

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1st RUNNER-UP

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

We contribute to society as an engaged and entrepreneurial university!

Austria

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2nd RUNNER-UP

UC Leuven-Limburg

UCLL, home of the Moving Minds.

Belgium

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Finalist

GEA College

Entreprenurship is the future!

Slovenia

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Finalist

Engaged University of the Year

Institutional-level

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Acts “glocal” through leadership and excellence in educaƟon and research

Spain

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CATEGORY WINNER

University of Rijeka

The University that Expands the New Horizons

Croatia

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1st RUNNER-UP

Manchester Metropolitan University

A new kind of partnership: co-designed, co-delivered, co-assessed and co-evaluated.

United Kingdom

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Kozminski University

Kozminski University – A New School for a New World!

Poland

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Finalist

School of Engineering, Jönköping University

Collaboration that matters

Sweden

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Finalist

Female Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

Kathryn Cormican

National University of Ireland, Galway

I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can: Building self-efficacy in engineering

Ireland (Republic)

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CATEGORY WINNER

Montserrat Antonin

Gimbernat University Schools

Disruption as a philosophy. Intrapreneurship as a value

Spain

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1st RUNNER-UP

Katja Kraškovic

GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Entreprenurship is the future!

Slovenia

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Gordana Nikolić

PAR University

A leader is worth as much as the people who follow him

Croatia

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Finalist

Maria Saiz-Santos

University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVISIM

Spain

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Finalist

Male Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Individual-level

Peter Schmieder

DIT - Deggendorf Institute of Technology

The Best of Both Worlds - German Invention and Silicon Valley Mindset

Germany

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CATEGORY WINNER

Brian P. Rüeger

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Where science and business create value and many new jobs.

Switzerland

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1st RUNNER-UP

Simone Ferriani

University of Bologna & City, University of London

Tell me, and I will listen; Teach me, and I’ll remember; Involve me, and I will learn.

Italy

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Josep Pique

La Salle - Ramon Llull University

Supporting the development of Ecosystems of Innovation around the World

Spain

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Finalist

Ahmed Onsy

University of Central Lancashire

MELHE (Multifaceted Entrepreneurial Leadership in Higher Education)

United Kingdom

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Finalist

Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Individual-level

Joanne Zhang

Queen Mary University of London

Empowering student social entrepreneurs and investors from diverse backgrounds.

United Kingdom

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CATEGORY WINNER

Nikolaus Franke

WU Vienna

Making the Schumpeter country an entrepreneurial society again

Austria

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1st RUNNER-UP

Blaise Crettol

HES-SO Valais/Wallis

Business eXperience, nobody’s perfect but a team can be!

Switzerland

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Simon Best

Middlesex University

Developing the Enterprising, Entrepreneurial and Innovative character of our students

United Kingdom

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Finalist

Oscarina Conceição

Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave

Creating value through "funny" education!

Portugal

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Finalist

Fast Forward Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Individual-level

Lisa Ryan

Atlantic Technological University, Galway City

Educate to Innovate Growing and Sustaining Agri- Food Entrepreneurship

Ireland (Republic)

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CATEGORY WINNER

Francisco-Jose Molina-Castillo

University of Murcia

EUREKA!. An entrepreneurial methodology for product innovation.

Spain

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1st RUNNER-UP

Jens Haarmann

IMM at ZHAW School of Management & Law

From surgery observations to investor pitches in 2.5 weeks

Switzerland

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Deirdre McGillicuddy

University College Dublin

Flourish – Nurturing Community, Wellbeing, Creativity & Leadership in Education

Ireland (Republic)

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Finalist

Sahra Schnekker

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

Soft skills make strong Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs

Austria

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Finalist

Innovation and Collaboration Space of the Year

Various levels

TU/e innovation Space

Eindhoven University of Technology

Leading in learning innovation: from dream to demo to impact

The Netherlands

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CATEGORY WINNER

Link By UMA

University of Malaga

The connecting space between university talent and the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Spain

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1st RUNNER-UP

IMM Labs

Institute for Marketing Management at ZHAW School of Management & Law

Closing the gap between science and business

Switzerland

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Innovation & Analytics Lab

NOVA Information Management School - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

A ROOM AFFECTING WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE FEEL

Portugal

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Finalist

Virtual innovation and collaboration space

Falmouth University

Better together: The benefits of co-creating in an innovative and collaborative space.

United Kingdom

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Finalist

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support of the Year

Various levels

SETsquared

SETsquared Partnership

Transforming research and ideas into thriving business through world-leading support

United Kingdom

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CATEGORY WINNER

The Centre for Enterprise

Manchester Metropolitan University

Small Businesses – Big Impact!

United Kingdom

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1st RUNNER-UP

SME Productivity & Innovation Centre

Edge Hill University

Driving performance, growth and innovation in established SMEs

United Kingdom

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute

Nova School of Business and Economics

Embedding entrepreneurship in the DNA of the new Generation.

Portugal

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Finalist

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Coventry University, UK

International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), Coventry University

Creating better futures for all

United Kingdom

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Finalist

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program of the Year

Various levels

The E4Impact MBA for job creators

E4Impact Foundation

An MBA for job creators, not for job seekers.

Italy

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CATEGORY WINNER

Eli Harari Award programme

The University of Manchester

Entrepreneurship 2D – innovating through the properties and potential of graphene

United Kingdom

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1st RUNNER-UP

Student Inc.

Munster Technological University

A universal student accelerator programme where magic happens

Ireland (Republic)

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2nd RUNNER-UP

RCSI Student Innovation Challenge

RCSI

Empowering students to develop solutions to real life healthcare problems.

Ireland (Republic)

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Finalist

Challenge@Polito

Politecnico di Torino

Entrepreneurship grows here

Italy

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Finalist

Community Engagement Initiative of the Year

Project-level

VU thematic initiative

VU University

A Thematic Approach to Address Complex Societal Problems: A-Win-Win-Win Situation!

The Netherlands

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CATEGORY WINNER

SAS STEP INITIATIVE: RE-SKILLING FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

University of Bradord and SAS

University of Bradford and SAS – SAS STEP programme UK and Ireland

United Kingdom

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1st RUNNER-UP

IngénieuxSud - a service learning course

Université catholique de Louvain

Northern-Southern students acting together for a sustainable and fair world.

Belgium

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2nd RUNNER-UP

Applied Curricula in Technology for East Africa

AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Applied industrial engineering for increased local employability

Belgium

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Finalist

Cork Learning Neighbourhoods: Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork

University College Cork

Empowering communities through lifelong learning

Ireland (Republic)

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Finalist

Triple Helix Collaboration of the Year (at least 2 triple helix actors)

Project-level

Start for Future

Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

Start your Future, Your Way!

Germany

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CATEGORY WINNER

Gruendermotor - Next Generation Mittelstand

Universität Stuttgart

Next Generation Mittelstand

Germany

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1st RUNNER-UP

EIT Climate-KIC Hub Malta & EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB Malta

Malta College of Art, Science and Technology (MCAST)

Co-creating the Future in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems: A Community College for All

Malta

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2nd RUNNER-UP

CL995: Industrial Design and Construction

University of Strathclyde, ExpLearn Limited, BAM Nuttall and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NL), Emmen

Building Future Engineers: Not Just the Structures They Create.

United Kingdom

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Finalist

KVIST

School of Engineering, Jönköping University

Linking academia and SMEs in the forest and wood industry

Sweden

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Finalist

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Celebrate with us the 2022 European Triple E Awards in Florence, Italy. Wondering why we chose Florence? Learn more

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An award linked to impactful events

The 2022 European Triple E Awards Ceremony will take place during the 20th Triple Helix Conference and alongside the 2022 ACEEU Stakeholders Forum, providing finalists with diverse opportunities to network, share and learn. Learn more

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Categories of excellence

"Finally, entrepreneurship and engagement are given the recognition they deserve"

News Updates

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Call for Entries Published

  • 31 Mar 2022

As of today, the submission system for entries to the 2022 European Triple E Awards is open. To submit your entry, please refer to the Awards categories page where you can find more information on the awards and selection criteria. In addition, you will find the submission forms for each award that you can submit after registering your profile.

Institutions from across Europe can submit their entries to the 10 award categories until the 11 May, 2022.

Awards Ceremony Taking Place in Florence, Italy

  • 29 Mar 2022

Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of the Awards, announced today the partnership with the Triple Helix Conference for hosting the Triple E Awards Ceremony.

"Next to its focus on entrepreneurship and engagement, the 2022 European Triple E Awards will put a spotlight on the Triple Helix collaborations, with universities, government and industry working together to drive innovation and societal impacts. We will have one special award dedicated to the Triple Helix collaboration cases.", says Kliewe.

Awards Website Goes Online

  • 15 Mar 2022

As of today, the website of the 2022 European Triple E Awards is online and available for interested parties to learn more about the Awards.

The website features 9 award categories, as well as additional information on the submission of entries.

The Award ceremony location will be announced shortly.

Triple E Awards

RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE

The premier international awards for entrepreneurship and engagement.

Today, universities are expected to create impacts way beyond intellectual ones. The Triple E Awards promote those institutions that outperform in entrepreneurship and engagement.

Past Awards

2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards

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