The development of entrepreneurial thinking has become a priority in the entire world, being an engine of community progress. Therefore, the need to develop innovative ideas by supporting the entrepreneurship education is a necessity of the 21st century. The European Commission has repeatedly emphasized the need to integrate entrepreneurship education as a transdisciplinary component in all areas of the knowledge society. In the context of the digital revolution, knowledge management becomes focused on managing the value of information extracted from data and how to analyze them, in terms of critical thinking, enhances the transformation of ideas into value-generating actions for the knowledge society by mobilizing resources. The entrepreneurial competence is a competence that supports the personal and professional development of young people, encouraging them to find innovative solutions to the social problems and to create products that add socio-economic value. It is based on creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative work to improve the management of cultural, social or economic projects.The study aims to radiograph the good practices in the Romanian higher education in the field of developing entrepreneurial skills in young people. The paper examines the possibility of introducing the critical thinking component as an original and innovative element in terms of opportunities to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in higher education institutions by establishing collaborative networks of student SMEs where these skills can be fully valued.