Ing. Lukáš Válek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Office No.: RB 427

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Research Specialisation

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Economics
  • Complementary Economic Systems
  • Migration and Entrepreneurship
  • Soft Systems



Social Entrepreneurship

Participation in projects

  • SDG LABS – Harnessing the potential of the Social Economy towards a green transformation through the establishment of Socially Driven Green Labs within Universities (SGD Labs) Project number: 2021-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000032077 – main coordinator in Czech Republic and researcher (Erasmus+)

Curriculum Vitae

Lukas Valek obtained bachelor´s degree in Financial Management at Faculty of Informatics and Management of the University of Hradec Kralove (FIM, UHK) and master´s degree in Corporate Finance and Business at Faculty of Business and Management of University of Technology Brno. He holds PhD in field of Information and Knowledge Management from FIM, UHK. He is active in non-profit, non-governmental (NGO) sphere since 2010 and focuses on relations between NGOs and business. Since 2012 he is involved in projects of programme Erasmus+ in various roles including consultant for the Czech National Agency. His publishing activities are related mainly to non-mainstream complementary economic systems and further to migration and entrepreneurship. He has long experience in application of methods of non-formal learning in education and in project management, and since 2017 worked as Technology Scout in field of humanities (University of Hradec Kralove).

Selected Publications

  • VÁLEK, Lukáš, BURES, Vladimír, GLUMAC, Olga, KWIATKOWSKI, Mariusz, BAZUN, Dorota, VARTIKYAN, Aram, VARDANYAN, Yevgine, STRISHNA, Alla. Community Building and Co-production: The Face Mask Sewing Initiative at the Dawn of COVID-19. Sociální práce [online]. 2023, no. 4, p. 49–66. eISSN 1805-885X. ISSN 1213-6204. Available from:
  • VÁLEK, Lukáš, MARKS, Michael, ANDERA, Michal. A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Two University Educational Models to Prepare Students in Social Work and Business for Positions or Contributors to Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurship. In: 9th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise „Act locally, change globally: Social enterprises and cooperatives for more resilient economies and societies”. Frankfurt am Main, Německo, 11.09.2023 – 14.09.2023. Frankfurt am Main : Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, 2023. 1 p.
  • POTLUKA, Oto, BOČKOVÁ, Nina, MÜLLEROVÁ, Jana, VÁLEK, Lukáš. Pilotní ověření metod pro výzkum adekvátnosti financování zaměstnavatelů zdravotně postižených (ZZP) z rozpočtu ČR [A pilot study of verification of methods for research of adequacy of funding of employers of disabled from the budget of the Czech Republic]. Praha : Vysoká škola ekonomická, 2022. 23 p. Text in Czech.
  • VÁLEK, Lukáš, SANSONE, Giuliano, ANDERA, Michal, PAOLUCCI, Emilio. The impact of an international tech entrepreneurship education program on entrepreneurial intention. In: KLYVER, Kim, EK-URU, Suphitcha, GAZA, Josephine, JEBSEN, Simon, KORSGAARD, Steffen, MARESCH, Daniela, LOWE NIELSEN, Suna, SOGAARD NIELSEN, Mette, PERRITON, Emma, RAALSKOV, Jesper, SENDEROVITZ, Martin, STORGAARD, Marianne, ADSBOLL WICKSTROM, Kent (ed.). Proceedings for Nordic Conference on Small Business (& Entrepreneurship) 2022 [online]. Kolding, Denmark, 18.05.2022 – 20.05.2022. Kolding, Denmark : University of South Denmark, 2022, p. 15–26. ISBN 978-87-94345-09-5. Available from:
  • VÁLEK, Lukáš. Co-production in social entrepreneurship: many points of view, one result. In: CITTADINI, Silvia, SAVOIA, Francesco, ZOPPI, Marco, BOLZANI, Daniela (ed.). International Conference for Sharing Best Practices: Economic and Social Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers through Social Entrepreneurship [online]. Forli, 10.03.2022 – 11.03.2022. Bologna : University of Bologna, 2022, p. 36–38. ISBN 9788854970878. DOI: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/6895.
  • Valek, L, Strishna, A, Zanker, M, Bures, V,. (2020), Migration and Entrepreneurship: Proposal of Simulation-Focused Research Methodology. In: HED – Hradec Economic Days 2020, 2nd and 3rd April 2020. DOI: 10.36689/uhk/hed/2020-01-094
  • Valkova Tarasova, O., Stindl, P., Yom, J., Chardymova, N., Imre, S.-B., & Valek, L. (2020). Integration of Non-Formal Learning Approaches into the Formal Education by Peer Learning of Teachers and Youth Workers. In: Revista Romaneasca pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 12(1Sup1), 345-365. DOI:


Since 2016 member of RAMICS (Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary Currency Systems) association.

Since 2015 Alumnus of Czech-German Young Professionals Program