This chapter describes innovation, design, and technology entrepreneurship in engineering for innovation and knowledge-based economies, “iKBEs,” from both global and local perspectives. The technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship triangle as a core of entrepreneurial ecosystem in a iKBE-seeking country was discussed detailing its main three pillars. Further in-depth description of enabling institutional entity in engineering colleges (a so-called Technology Innovation and Engineering Education—TIEE Centre/Department/Unit) is described.


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