European Innovation Academy 

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Global Experience

Learn From Industry Experts

Develop Valuable Career Skills

Join forces with over 500 students hailing from 80+ countries, assembling teams of 5 to embark on entrepreneurial ventures.
Gain valuable mentorship and actionable expertise from leading entrepreneurs and changemakers from around the world.
Enhance your employability in a competitive job market by adding valuable international entrepreneurial experience from EIA to your CV.


3-week study abroad program focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, enhance your business skills, and distinguish yourself in a highly competitive global landscape.

Annually, The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers Mount Royal University students the opportunity of a lifetime with a transformative journey to Porto, Portugal. Immerse yourself in the experience of creating a business from the ground up, while gaining invaluable insights from global entrepreneurs and change-makers. This adventure is designed to empower and inspire.
Want to hear about EIA Alumni from 2023? Attend the EIA Alumni Q&A, Monday, November 20th
The Information sessions will be taking place: 
November 9th @ 12pm online 
November 23rd @ 2pm online
January 11th @ 12 pm online 
January 17th @ 2:30 pm online
If you're interested in learning more about EIA, check out their website for more information. All attendees must attend an information session prior to applying with their expression of interest.
Please use the link below to registered for an information session. 
The session link will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the start time for all registered students. 

Program Manager


Erin Creegan-Dougherty, a Métis entrepreneur and Entreprenurship Development Officer at The Institute, was raised in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. Her deep love for both nature and cooking fueled her ambition to launch a backcountry food venture. Inspired by family and friends who were successful entrepreneurs, she embraced her Métis heritage and founded Maskwa Backcountry Foods. With a mission to share Métis culture through food, Erin remains dedicated to her passions for the wilderness, her cultural heritage, and cooking, while eagerly pursuing business opportunities on a national and international scale.


If you would like to connect with someone from our team, reach out to Erin Creegan-Dougherty at or book a meeting with her below!