1. Borna Buljan, Croatia, 7th class


    I decided to enrol in the doctoral study Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness because I was attracted by interdisciplinarity of the programme, along with emphasized teamwork that has been promoted within the programme. I really enjoy interactive character of our lectures. Although I would prefer us to meet in person, prevailing conditions (COVID-19, as well as international composition of students) force us to use online tools – a good example of successful adaptation to new conditions. Every time we meet, I’m “swamped” with the quantity and quality of ideas brought to the table, and after every course I feel a bit more enthusiastic and capable of doing positive changes in my surrounding.

  2. Mia Hocenski, Croatia, 4th class


    The doctoral study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS embraces diversity and challenges one’s worldviews resulting in the expansion of one’s horizons. Exploring one’s initial views becomes merely the foundation as enlightened by the study’s divergent scope of educational perspectives, one’s ideas are reapproached, reshaped, and elevated.

    This interdisciplinary doctoral study was my preference because staying in merely one lane in the 21st century results in missing out on the abundance of accessible yet unexplored information. The study provides multidisciplinary approaches to contemporary issues combining entrepreneurship with innovation, and a chance to soak the knowledge and learn from many renowned experienced international educators.

  3. Goran Becker, Croatia, 4th class


    Preparing and executing Innovative entrepreneurial projects for our clients are the main activities of our consulting business. These projects are mainly financed by public money (EU sources) and are largely in the domain of research & development or in the phase of commercialization of (entrepreneurial) innovation. Therefore, the aim of enrolling to the doctoral study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was to gain insights in the theoretical framework of entrepreneurship and contribute to the scientific and policy discussion about the ecosystem in which entrepreneurial and innovative activities are performed.

    The most exciting and at the same time demanding job is work on my thesis, which would not be possible without support of the faculty staff and their ability to clarify even complicated topics in a simple way. In this regard, I am especially grateful to Professor Singer for her guidance, comments, and direction while I am still working on the thesis.

  4. Predrag Dotlic, Croatia, 6th class


    ICES haiku 🙂

    I like to learn and

    Confirm why … Explore my own

    Sense of the future…

  5. Edward Veckie, Canada, 3rd class


    I am in business of running a successful engineering manufacturing company. In order to continue to be successful I need to have an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset. Studying entrepreneurship and innovativeness has developed my mindset to look at things differently than my competition would. It allowed me to have a more sustainable understanding of what it takes to optimize a business in terms of micro concepts such as financial risk mitigation and analysis, as well as macro concepts, such as strategy.