The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE) replaces, as well as constitutes a continuation and development of, the Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth (CISEG).
The overall mission of CEnSE will be to organize, support, and carry out innovative, high-quality, basic as well as policy relevant research on entrepreneurship and spatial economics at JIBS, aiming at international publication in journals and books with a peer review process and in the form of dissertations.
CEnSE also has as its mission to be a resource and knowledge hub for industry and its organizations, NGO’s and for governments internationally, nationally, regionally and locally.
Associate Professor Johan Klaesson will be director of CenSE and Professor Hans Westlund will be deputy director and head of research.
The institutes RUREG (Research Unit for Rural Entrepreneurship and Growth) and EIDI (Institute for the Experience Industries´ Development), that were previously sub-institutes of CISEG, will merge with the new centre. PIS (The Prosperity Institute of Scandinavia) will continue as before.