Enterprise and Innovation

Enterprise and Innovation (Eogl) supports the Business Committee and, in particular, the director of enterprise and innovation in realising the AU business initiative and strengthening collaboration with the public and private sectors. Eogl consists of two units, the Office of Business Collaboration and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • The primary task of the Office of Business Collaboration is to provide political and strategic consultancy services for the Business Committee with particular focus on the director of enterprise and innovation. Furthermore, the Office of Business Collaboration has overall responsibility for AU Challenge, careers, alumni and CRM.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship is located in the Kitchen and supports students and researchers in start-ups and entrepreneurship.

The Office of Business Collaboration

AU’s interdisciplinary Business Committee, which consists of the senior management team, is responsible for the business initiative. The Office of Business Collaboration supports the business committee to achieve the strategic objective of increased collaboration with business and industry. We facilitate collaboration between AU and municipalities, companies, public sector organisations and private organisations.
In collaboration with the rest of the business organisation at AU, we contribute to stronger collaboration across AU.
The goal is for collaboration to be meaningful and valuable for students, researchers, companies and public sector organisations. A number of areas of responsibility in this context include interdisciplinary responsibility for AU Challenge, careers, alumni and CRM.    

See employees in the Office of Business Collaboration.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship is located in the Kitchen and supports students and researchers in start-ups and entrepreneurship.

AU Incubator works with student entrepreneurship, and Academic Entrepreneurship is responsible for entrepreneurship for PhDs, postdocs, assistant professors and associate professors through projects such as ‘Science for Society’ and ‘Open Entrepreneurship’.