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Ecosystems improve companies' conditions

Small companies are in a vulnerable position where entrepreneurial ecosystems can contribute with expertise and important contacts.

– Published 31 March 2021

CIRCLE member Janna Alvedalen recently defended her dissertation at Innovation Technology – Design Sciences, LTH.

“Entrepreneurial ecosystems” is the subject of CIRCLE member Janna Alvedalen’s dissertation which she recently defended at Innovation Technology – Design Sciences, LTH. In light of her research, Janna Alvedalen was interviewed by the “Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute”.

– New innovative companies are expected to contribute to development and growth in different regions. But companies are fragile and have scarce resources. Only a small proportion of companies survive, and even fewer grow. Entrepreneurial ecosystems can therefore play an important role in supporting companies, says Janna Alvedalen in the interview.

Read the article (in Swedish) "Smart kapital bäst för life science-företag" by Helene Thorgrimsson published on, March 26, 2021. 

Read the dissertation

"Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Life Science Industry: A study of start-ups, scale ups and resilience of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems" can be downloaded from the Lund University research portal. 


If you are interested in more information about the research, contact Janna Alvedalen at