Geneve/Fribourg Entrepreneurship Forum

Call for Papers

Special Thanks to

Rico Baldegger


In an era marked by technological advancement, an astounding fact looms large: the potential loss of 600 million jobs to automation by 2030.

To confront this impending challenge and secure the livelihoods of millions worldwide, it is imperative that we foster innovation and create fresh opportunities for a projected global population of 5.87 billion people over the age of 15 by 2030, constituting more than 10% of the world’s total population.

This formidable task necessitates a concerted global effort to promote entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on nurturing Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). Remarkably, MSMEs already account for up to 70% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), underlining their pivotal role in driving economic growth and job creation.
Recognizing the critical significance of MSMEs in addressing this challenge, the inaugural Geneve/Fribourg Entrepreneurship Forum,
scheduled from June 26 to June 29, is set to make a profound impact. Powered by ICSB and in collaboration with influential organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR), this high-level meeting in Geneva and Fribourg seeks to provide a platform for collaborative solutions.

As we confront the formidable challenges of the future, we invite you to join us in this momentous endeavor. Moreover, we are excited to announce the Call for Papers, inviting contributions of innovative and impactful knowledge to shape the future of entrepreneurship and address the pressing issues of our time. Together, we can forge a path towards a more resilient and prosperous future for all.


Rico Baldegger

Director and Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR)

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the embodiment of action and innovation, Prof. PhD Rico J. Baldegger. As the esteemed Director and Professor of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR), Switzerland, Prof. Baldegger has not only contributed significantly to academic realms but has also left an indelible mark in the entrepreneurial landscape.

In connecting academia with the entrepreneurial world, Prof. Baldegger has paved the way for transformative collaborations and meaningful progress. We express our deepest gratitude for his unwavering commitment to bridging theory and practice, thereby inspiring a generation of individuals to be not just thinkers, but doers.

Rico Baldegger UN