Younger board of directors and more female leaders – a fast track to reaching the UN SDGs?


Recent and ongoing research by researchers at DTU explores how business can play a critical role in the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Inspired by the outcome of two research studies at DTU Entrepreneurship, we are currently exploring whether organizational factors such as younger board of directors or higher share of female directors also influence entrepreneurship and innovation for the SDGs”, says Francesco Rosati, Associate Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation, DTU Entrepreneurship. 

In the video below Francesco Rosati elaborates on what his research project is about and how it can impact the future.


“We believe that in a rapidly changing world where sustainability issues are becoming more and more important, the knowledge presented in the video above can become a crucial asset for business, universities and policy makers”, Francesco Rosati says.

The video is the first in a series of research videos presented by DTU Entrepreneurship. See more videos here

About research in sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation

We study the contribution of entrepreneurship and innovation to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Particularly, we investigate the individual, firm, industry, and regional determinants of sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation, and the regulatory stimuli for entrepreneurship and innovation to achieve the SDGs. We translate our research into practice by providing knowledge, tools and approaches unleashing the power of entrepreneurship and business model innovation to achieve the SDGs.

Do you want to explore more about our research in sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation

Reach out to Francesco Rosati, Associate Professor

Examples of published papers 
Examples of PhD projects 

About research at DTU Entrepreneurship in general

We focus on evidence-based research to tackle a wide range of issues and provide opportunities for social and economic change.

Creating new knowledge that matters

The Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship puts evidence-based research in focus on a wide range of management, pedagogic, and policy issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Our research promotes technology-based entrepreneurship by generating, disseminating, and applying knowledge and competencies to education and business development within and beyond DTU. 

Researchers conduct both conceptual and empirical research using various research methods to create societal impact. Drawing upon DTU’s research excellence, the Centre collaborates closely with students, researchers, startup communities, industries, investors, and policymakers.

Do you want to explore more about research at DTU Entrepreneurship

Reach out to Professor, Head of Research and Education, Jason Li-Ying

Research areas at DTU Entrepreneurship