At this pivotal juncture in history, we bear witness to a substantial shift in the paradigm of entrepreneurship. The conventional outlook centered on the individual is being shaped by societal, technological, and cultural forces, propelling us into a new entrepreneurial era.

The quest for innovation, collaboration, and societal impact has transcended the boundaries of individualism, giving rise to an entrepreneurial landscape that is more inclusive, interconnected, and interdependent than ever before. This movement reflects a society in transformation, where entrepreneurs aspire not only to personal success but also to contribute to a greater societal good.

The conference serves as a dedicated forum for the exploration of these emerging trends.

Our esteemed keynote speakers will provide unique perspectives on how entrepreneurship is evolving in an era where collaboration, sustainability, and interconnectedness are fundamental values. Additionally, there will be sessions dedicated to the presentation of scientific articles that delve into these trends and their influence across various sectors of the global economy.

The roundtable discussions will provide a space for profound debates, where experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by entrepreneurs in this new era. This event aims not only to offer valuable insights but also to foster connections and partnerships that will drive a more diversified and collaborative entrepreneurial community.

Join us on this intellectual and practical journey towards a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial trends that will shape the future. We extend a warm welcome to all attendees joining our conference dedicated to exploring the possibilities and challenges of entrepreneurship in a post-individualist era.

Over the course of two days, we will convene brilliant minds, visionary researchers, business leaders, and social innovators to analyze, debate, and unravel the contours of this new entrepreneurial paradigm.

The program includes plenary sessions/round tables, parallel sessions and poster presentations. The abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts with ISBN and the complete version of the articles presented at the conference will be published in a Book of Proceedings with ISBN.

Select articles will be published in a special issue of the Scopus-indexed Social Sciences & Humanities Open (SSHO) journal. Authors of the best articles will have a fast-track publication opportunity in the Journal of Entrepreneurial Researchers (JER), partner of the OSEAN research center.

Establishing bridges and contributing to the crossing of knowledge, we call on academics, teachers, and researchers to present their work at this event.


Our mission is to foster an interdisciplinary platform that explores and propels entrepreneurial innovation within a collaborative ecosystem.


We envision a future where entrepreneurship transcends individual boundaries, embracing interconnectedness and sustainability. Our vision is to become a leading catalyst, inspiring a new breed of entrepreneurs who champion innovation, ethical practices, and social responsibility on a global scale.


Collaboration; Inclusivity; Ethical Entrepreneurship; Knowledge Exchange.

Abstract submissions will be accepted in the following areas:


  • Post-Individualist Economics:
    • New economic models in an era of increased interconnectedness and collaboration.
  • Collaborative and Sharing Economy:
    • Analysis of business models based on the sharing economy and their impacts on traditional markets.
  • Digital Economy and Blockchain:
    • Exploration of the role of blockchain technology in transforming and decentralizing economic systems.
  • Circular Economy and Sustainability:
    • Studies on how the circular economy can be applied to promote sustainability and reduce environmental impact.


  • Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation:
    • Management strategies to foster innovation in constantly evolving business environments.
  • Risk and Uncertainty Management:
    • Approaches to dealing with uncertainty and risks in the current business context, emphasizing strategic decision-making.
  • Organizational Change Management:
    • Effective methods for leading and implementing changes in organizations amidst paradigm shifts.
  • Technology Management and Digital Transformation:
    • Management strategies to leverage emerging technologies and drive digital transformation in organizations.


  • Social Entrepreneurship and Community Impact:
    • Case studies and analyses of the role of social entrepreneurship in community development and creating positive impact.
  • New Business Models and Disruption:
    • Examination of disruptive business models that challenge established norms and alter traditional markets.
  • Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
    • Analysis of the role of entrepreneurs in introducing technological innovations and their impact on economic sectors.
  • Entrepreneurial Culture and Leadership:
    • Studies on fostering an entrepreneurial culture in organizations and its impact on leadership.

Technological Innovation:

  • Emerging Technologies and Economic Impact:
    • Analysis of the economic impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual reality.
  • Open and Collaborative Innovation:
    • Studies on how open innovation can be applied to foster collaborations and expedite technological advancements.
  • Adoption and Diffusion of Technologies:
    • Analysis of challenges and opportunities in adopting and diffusing new technologies across different economic sectors.
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy:
    • Issues related to cybersecurity and data protection in a rapidly evolving technological innovation environment.





Participant with in-person presentation/poster



Participant with online presentation/poster



Student with in-person/online presentation/poster



Full article/abstract publication (with presentation)

€200 (€125 if 2nd publication)

€225 (€125 if 2nd publication)

Full article/abstract publication (without presentation)


Abstract publication (with presentation)


Spectator/co-author only



Gala dinner (per person)



REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/qEzz1mcx94RxUi5c6

Registration for participation provides:

  • Access to the conference;
  • Publication of the approved abstracts in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN and/or publication of the articles in the Book of Proceedings;
  • Letter of acceptance (after registration and respective payment).

The registration fee will be per submitted article and/or abstract.

Registration in the listener modality includes only access to the conference and Certificate of Participation as a Listener.

In no case, including withdrawal of participation or mistake by the participant, does the organization undertake to return or cancel payments received, or even return the amounts paid.

The abstract can be presented individually or in a group (up to four people—with one single author and the others as co-authors).

Each participant can present up to a maximum of three (3) abstracts, being the author of only one (1) and participating in the others as a co-author.

The works must be original and unpublished (never presented or published) and should not be under evaluation at any other event.

After the approval of the abstract by the scientific committee, all authors must register for the event (Failure of registration by any of the authors invalidates the continuation of the abstract’s participation in the Conference).

After the submission of the abstract, no inclusions and/or alterations of authors and/or contents will be accepted.

Types of Manuscripts:

  • Extended articles and abstracts will be accepted. The official languages of submission and communication within the scope of the Conference will be exclusively Portuguese, Spanish, and English. The use of any other languages is not admissible.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted in digital format, in a recent version of Microsoft Word. The abstract and article templates are made available for download.

Identification and Publication Consent Forms:

  • The Identification and Publication Consent Forms must accompany all manuscripts, indicating authors, affiliations, and essential information.

Manuscript Length:

  • Articles should not exceed 6000 words, excluding titles, abstracts, keywords, bibliography, figures, and tables.
  • Extended abstracts should not exceed 500 words.


  • Titles, abstracts, and keywords (maximum of 5) must be presented. Abstracts should have around 200 words.


  • All figures/graphs/tables should be referred to in the body of the text (either in the middle of the sentence or within parentheses), preferably prior the figure/graph/table in question.
  • The title must be concise and express the content of the figure.
  • Figures must be of sufficient quality and legibility for the editing process (A4).

Bibliographic References:

  • APA 7thEdition standards for alphabetical and chronological organization of references.

Footnotes/Copy Editing:

  • The importance of correctly referenced footnotes and procedures for effective copy editing are highlighted.
  • Bibliographic references appearing in footnotes and not included in the reference list at the end of the article will not be considered and may prevent manuscript publication.
  • The copy editing of the manuscript will be sent to the authors. Authors must promptly review the document and submit any corrections and responses to questions to the editors (additional relevant information will be provided with the copy edit review). It is the responsibility of the authors to check the entire document.


The Scientific Coordinator and/or the Scientific Council (SC) evaluate the applications received based on the following selection criteria:

  1. Relevance of the topic;
  2. Scientific quality of each proposed article;
  3. Coherence of all the proposals for articles and the contribution of the theme to the advancement of science;
  4. Author’s research in the thematic area in question (academic degree and affiliation).

The decision to accept the submissions is made by the Conference’s Scientific Coordinator.

The Scientific Coordination reserves the right to decline all abstracts that do not comply with the submission requirements, as well as for reasons related to the event’s organization and logistics. Authors interested in publishing their work in the form of Article Publication (without presentation) must submit an abstract during the submission period of the call for abstracts.


The conference accepts poster submissions. The submission of the poster should be accompanied by an extended abstract of the research, to be included in the proceedings book.

  • The poster should reflect the content of the abstract and may also include an Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and Bibliographic References.
  • The poster may include images, figures, and graphs.
  • The names (first and last), affiliation (institutional identification), and email of the authors should be included on the poster.
  • Poster size should be 90 cm wide by 120 cm tall, and the text should be easily readable from a distance of 1 to 2 meters.
  • Suggestions:
    • Title: Arial 60
    • Authors and institution: Arial 36
    • Text: Arial 24
    • Bibliography: Arial 16
  • Use capital letters only for the titles of the sections (INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, etc.); Line spacing: will depend on the amount of text, but the standard suggestion is 1.5.
  • The poster must be delivered or sent to the Organizing Committee within a specified date.
  • Poster discussions with the authors will take place during coffee breaks and lunch. For the poster to be presented, at least one of the authors must be registered and participate.

Abstracts and articles submitted will be published in Conference Proceedings and Book of Proceedings.

All submissions, in all modalities and at all stages, must be original and never before submitted or published.

Select articles will be published in a special issue of the Scopus-indexed Social Sciences & Humanities Open (SSHO) journal. Authors of the best articles will have a fast-track publication opportunity in the Journal of Entrepreneurial Researchers (JER), partner of the OSEAN research center.



Deadline for extended abstract and poster (digital) submission

May 12, 2024

Author notification limit

May 19, 2024

Deadline for registration of at least one author per abstract

May 26, 2024

Deadline for registration of participants without communication

May 26, 2024

Publication limit

December 31, 2024

Holding of the conference

September 5 and 6, 2024

Conference Proceedings publication deadline

December 31, 2024

Deadline for publication of articles

December 31, 2024

The event has the collaboration of the elements of the OSEAN research center. The event is scheduled to take place on September 5 and 6, 2024. Two round tables will be organized, lasting 30 minutes each.





2:30 p.m.

Registration and opening: welcome to participants and introduction to the event.

In-person and online

3 p.m.

Keynote speaker presentation.

3:30 p.m.

Parallel sessions for presentations of selected works.

4:45 p.m.

Coffee break and networking: time for interaction between participants.

5:30 p.m.

Round table 1: discussion on a relevant topic with invited experts.

6 p.m.

Parallel sessions for presentations of selected works.

7 p.m.

Day 1 conclusion: recap of activities and information about the next day.





9:30 a.m.

Presentation of the day’s content.

In-person and online

9:45 a.m.

Parallel sessions for presentations of selected works.

11 a.m.

Coffee break and networking: time for interaction between participants.

11:30 a.m.

Presentation of Professor Doctor Eduardo Leite’s book by Professor Doctor Natalie Walsh.

12:45 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

Round table 2: discussion on a relevant topic with invited experts.

3 p.m.

Coffee break and networking: time for interaction between participants.

3:45 p.m.

Parallel sessions for presentations of selected works.

4 p.m.

Conference conclusion: thanks, upcoming events, and farewell.

8 p.m.

Gala dinner.





Carmen de Freitas

OSEAN and University of Madeira

Eduardo Leite

OSEAN and University of Madeira

Elsa Fernandes

University of Madeira

Luís Sardinha

OSEAN and University of Madeira

Mara Franco

OSEAN and University of Madeira

Ricardo Gouveia

OSEAN and University of Madeira

Susana Teles

University of Madeira





Albertina Monteiro

Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Amélia da Silva

Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Ana Paula Prata

Nursing School of Porto

Ana Pinto

University of Coimbra

António Almeida

University of Madeira

António Martins

University of Madeira

Áurea de Sousa

University of Azores

Carla Carvalho

University of Coimbra

Dafna Kariv

Reichman University

David Audretsch

Indiana University

Elisa Bertolotti

University of Madeira

Fernando Teixeira

Polytechnic Institute of Beja

Humberto Ribeiro

University of Aveiro

Isabel Lousada

NOVA University Lisbon

Isabel Maldonado

Universidade Portucalense and Polytechnic Institute of Porto

João Mendes

University of Madeira

João Samartinho

Polytechnic Institute of Santarém

João Valente

Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco

Joel Sepúlveda

Innovalia Association

Júlia Marques

Nursing School of Porto

Lizbeth Arroyo

University of Barcelona

Luís Mota

European University of Lisbon

Luísa Augusto

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

Maria Elisa Cunha

Infante D. Henrique Nautical College

Maria Gonçalves

Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Marina Silva

Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon

Miguel Mota

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

Mohammed Abdelli

Woxsen University

Nelso Antunes

Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco

Nuno Almeida

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Nuno de Almeida

Instituto Superior Técnico

Olinda Sequeira

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

Ovidiu Stan

University of Cluj Napoca

Paulo Ferreira

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Pedro Melo

Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave

Pedro Nunes

Higher Institute of Administration and Languages

Pedro Parreira

Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC)

Pilar Baylina

RISE—Health Research Network and Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Ricardo Pinto

University of Madeira

Rossana dos Santos

University of Madeira

Sandra Alves

University of Madeira

Sara Proença

CERNAS and Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

Sérgio Lousada

University of Madeira

Sofia Sales

University of Madeira

Solange Santos

University of Madeira

Sónia Carvalho

UNIAG and Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

Soraia Garcês

University of Madeira

Tamer Abu-Alam

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Teresa Paiva

Polytechnic of Guarda

Teresa Pereira

INEGI and Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Valentina Vezzani

University of Bristol

Vanda de Sousa

School of Communication and Media Studies (ESCS)

Vera Ferro-Lebres

Polytechnic Institute of Bragança





Ana Leite

University of Coimbra

Artur Romão

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

Cristina de Castro

Polytechnic of Guarda

Eva Andrade

University of Aveiro

Fernanda Pereira

Polytechnic Institute of Beja

Filip Živaljić

Međimurje Polytechnic

João Carreira

Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

Jorge Humberto Sampaio

Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

Lena Kemna

Nova School of Business and Economics

Mário Ferreira

Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave

Rafael Pedrosa

CEG-UAb and Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Soraia Oliveira

Miguel Torga Higher Institute



Presentation Title: Making a Miracle: Fauda and Entrepreneurial Resilience

David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he also serves as director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germanyand a part-time professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.

Audretsch’s research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness. He is co-author of The Seven Secrets of Germany, published by Oxford University Press. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was recognized as a 2021 Clarivate Citation Laureate and awarded the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg in Germany, Jonköping University in Sweden, and the University of Siegen in Germany. Audretsch was also awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal in Germany.

Audretsch has served as an advisory board member to a number of international research and policy institutes, including Chair of the German Institute for Economic Analysis Berlin; Chair of the Foundation for the Promotion of German Science in Berlin, Germany; the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany, the Basque Institute of Competitiveness in San Sebastian, Spain; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington, D.C., the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, Sweden; and the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany.


Presentation Title: TBD.

Professor Dafna Kariv is full-time faculty member at the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship, Reichman University (former IDC), Herzliya, the Head of the dual degree of Entrepreneurship-Business Administration, and the Chair of the School’s research Commission. Professor Kariv is also Affiliate Professor at HEC, Montreal, Canada.

Prof. Kariv is the author of seven academic books, published by Routledge UK, Routledge, NY and Edward Elgar, UK, on female entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, educating entrepreneurship, and startups navigating crises. She has published numerous papers in entrepreneurship in academic journals, with research teams from Canada, Europe and US. She is a member of the editorial boards of two prestigious journals in entrepreneurship, and the Israeli Council of Higher Education’s evaluator of entrepreneurial programs in academic institutions in Israel.

Kariv’s research focuses on entrepreneurial performance, entrepreneurial psychological capital, ecosystems, entrepreneurial education and gender. She is a recipient of several prized funds including the European Commission funds; she is involved in academic boards, and she is an Ambassador at GINSUM (German Israeli Network of Startups & Mittelstand). During the COVID-19 pandemic she has developed a model aimed at supporting entrepreneurs, that she has presented in webinars around the word, voluntarily, to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is the former Vice President for global initiatives and development, and the Chair of the department of entrepreneurship and innovation at the College of Management, Rishon Lezion. She has founded and managed an incubator and a virtual incubator, a remoted program engaging academic institutions around the world.


Presentation Title: TBD.

Alexandra Moritz is a full-time Professor and the Program Director of Entrepreneurship Studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz, Germany. She serves as the Vice Dean of the Department of Business Administration and holds various other academic positions, including membership on the university’s Research Center steering committee and scientific advisory boards at various institutions.

Before her transition to academia, Alexandra dedicated a decade to the international banking industry, where she focused on mid-sized companies and held several management positions. Her industry experience inspired her to pursue a PhD in Entrepreneurship, followed by a postdoctoral position at the University of Trier, Germany. There, she directed the research center for small and mid-sized firms, coordinated interdisciplinary entrepreneurship initiatives, and established an academic incubator.

Currently, Alexandra co-leads the project StartUpLab@FH in Koblenz, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset across various academic disciplines. She has played a key role in establishing creativity and prototyping rooms and activities that support students in developing their entrepreneurial skills and advancing their projects.

Her research focuses on entrepreneurship, specifically entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, and social entrepreneurship, and has been published in esteemed peer-reviewed academic journals. Additionally, she contributes to the academic community by serving as an editor for book volumes and journal issues, as well as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

The awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Best Article Award
  • Best Student Article Award

Prize: Certificate.

Eligibility: Authors of accepted submissions presented at the Conference.

Criteria: Results of reviews and voting by session chairs, with special consideration given to the quality, originality, and attractiveness of the presentation.

All authors and participants will receive a Certificate of

Authors who present their publications will receive a
Certificate of Communication.

Certificates will be issued and sent via email.


As the capital of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and situated on the south coast of the island, in a beautiful bay bearing the same name, Funchal received its first charter in the mid-15th century, with its name originating from “funcho,” a common aromatic herb in this region.

Rich in history, cosmopolitan, and with a fantastic life of its own, Funchal has much to see and admire today, starting with the historic cores of its parishes such as São Pedro, Santa Maria, or Sé, which invite pleasant strolls. Funchal also offers a strong cultural component, encompassing museums and cultural spaces of equal interest.

Not to be missed is the Mercado dos Lavradores, where the flavors and aromas of fruits and flowers blend with the usual hustle and bustle of a market.

Known as a “garden by the sea,” Funchal boasts green spaces such as the Botanical Garden or the Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro Garden, both featuring plants from all corners of the world.

There’s nothing like a cable car ride to better appreciate the beauty of the city and its surroundings, with the option to take the cable car connecting Monte to the Botanical Garden or the city center. Once in Monte, a ride in the “basket car” is a must.

Back in the city center, you can stroll through Funchal Marina and take the opportunity to admire the sailboats and, further ahead, the cruise ships from various destinations.


UMa aims to find suitable solutions within a framework of responsibility, equity, and sustainability, contributing to the development and affirmation of Madeira and the country in a globalized and dynamic world.

UMa pursues activities of scientific research, promoting the dissemination and social and economic valorization of knowledge and technological innovation. It ensures human formation at the highest level, in its cultural, scientific, artistic, technical, and professional aspects, offering cycles of studies leading to academic degrees, CTeSP, and other non-degree courses. It seeks to prepare its students for the challenges of global society and lifelong learning, imparting scientific knowledge, technical competence, and cross-disciplinary education.

TBD + Gala Dinner.


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