The 3EP receives strategic input and support from representatives from experts in the field of graduate entrepreneurship from across Europe.
Degree in Law by the University of Valencia.1987: Project manager in the Social Council of the University of Valencia. 1988: Director of ADEIT. 1989: Managing Director of the University-Enterprise Foundation of Valencia.2001: Executive Vicepresident of the Spanish Network of University-Enterprise Foundations.2002 and 2003: Executive President of the Spanish Network of University-Enterprise Foundations. Participant in several conferences, seminars, debates and studies on training, creation of NTB Firms and technology transfer in Spain-at regional and national level- and Europe. Expert of the Commission of the European Union in the Seminar on Training and Management of Human Resources in the service sector. Secretary of the Academic Council of the Chair of Managerial Culture of the University of Valencia. Co-odirector of the Placement Guide of the University of Valencia. Member of the Quality Committee of the University de Valencia. Member of the Scientific Committee Educa 2002, Fair sponsored by the Local Government. Member of the Scientific Committee of “Formaemplea”(Training & Employment), Fair sponsored by the Regional Government. Scientific Education Committee Member 2002.
Dr Thomas Cooney
Dr Thomas M. Cooney is Academic Director of the Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship (DIT), and a Research Fellow at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is President of the European Council for Small Business (2009-2011), a member of two European Commission Expert Groups, Visiting Professor at the University of Turku (Finland), a Board Member of IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology), a Board Member of INTRE (Ireland’s Network of Teachers and Researchers in Entrepreneurship), and a Board Member of ICSB (International Council for Small Business). He has researched, presented, and published widely on the topic of entrepreneurship, including five books. Further information is available from his website www.thomascooney.com.
Friederike Welter is professor for business administration, focusing on entrepreneurship, and Associate Dean for Research at Jönköping International Business School which she joined in October 2008. From 1993-2006, she worked in the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research; from 2005-2008, she was Professor of Small Business Management at the University of Siegen. She is affiliated to the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University, UK, and holds the TeliaSonera Entrepreneurship Professorship at SSE Riga, Latvia. Friederike is on the review board of leading entrepreneurship journals and associate editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. She also has wide experiences in applied policy-related research on entrepreneurship, much of it in an international context. Friederike is a board member of the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB), which she headed as president from 2007-2009, and of the International Council for Small Business.
Prof. Jerzy Cieslik
Prof. Jerzy Cieślik PhD graduated in 1971 from the Warsaw School of Economics (M.A. in Economics and International Business) and joined the academic staff of the School in the same year. In 1976 he obtained a PhD degree in economics (international economic relations) and habilitated in 1988. In 1990 he suspended his academic career in order to build the Ernst & Young organization in Poland. In the years 1990 – 2003 he served as Board Member and from 1996 to 2000 as Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Poland. He was responsible for building the consultancy practice in Ernst & Young Poland and later moved to tax and accounting service. He is a licensed tax advisor.In 2004 he became Professor at the Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland, specializing in high-potential entrepreneurship (international, technology-based entrepreneurship). Author of the leading academic textbook in Polish "Przedsiębiorczość dla ambitnych. Jak uruchomić własny biznes (Ambitious Entrepreneurship. How to Start Your Own Business)", WAiP, Warsaw, 2006, 2008 and 2010. www.cieslik.edu.pl
Currently Prof. Cieslik serves as a Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Kozminski University. Since 2007 he coordinates the Academic Network of Entrepreneurship Educators in Poland (SEIPA) www.seipa.edu.pl . The purpose of SEIPA's actions is to create a solid educational base, which will facilitate the implementation of numerous forms of support for ambitious, innovative entrepreneurship within the academic community, particularly in the non-economic higher education institutions.
Prof. Alain Fayolle
Alain Fayolle is a fulltime professor of entrepreneurship, the founder and director of the entrepreneurship research centre at EM Lyon Business School, a leading European institution. He is also visiting professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and regularly invited by international universities.Alain has leadership experience in France and internationally. In French-speaking, European and Mediterranean countries, he is making an important contribution in structuring the field of entrepreneurship: designing research programs, supervising PhD students, advising politics and university deans and training teachers, trainers and researchers.Alain published over fifteen books and numerous articles in leading international and French-speaking scientific journals. Among his editorial positions, he is notably an Associate Editor of JSBM and an Editor of Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat and L’Expansion Entrepreneuriat, two leadingFrench-speaking journals.