BSc in mathematics and economics from UiO. MSc in entrepreneurship from the NTNU school of entrepreneurship. His PhD thesis title is «What is the relationship between competencies for sustainable entrepreneurship and opportunity confidence?». Erik looks at how entrepreneurship could be a part of the solution of our present sustainability problems. This type of entrepreneurship is called ‘sustainable entrepreneurship’. The question Erik ask in his thesis is “do entrepreneurs need particular knowledge, skills and attitudes related to sustainability to be successful as sustainable entrepreneurs?».