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Welcome to the Centre for Entrepreneurship

As the business world experiences an increase in the scope and pace of change, dealing effectively with uncertainty becomes a must for business survival.

Current themes such as the 4th industrial revolution and the associated ‘future of work’, coupled with the global environmental and social challenges require us to engage in new ways of doing business. Entrepreneurs are the change agents that will explore and create the next economy. The new University of Exeter Business School Centre for Entrepreneurship is built to enable entrepreneurs to be successful in creating this change. It encompasses the already very successful Student Startup Office and the Business School’s Entrepreneurship faculty and brings them together to both do entrepreneurship and create world leading thinking that will inform the future of business.

The Centre sits within a wider family of synergistic and reciprocal themes in the forward-facing Business School SITE Department of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. This strengthens its ability to deliver on its objectives of producing world class evidence based research and delivering a world class educational experience.

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Centre Academic Appointed to Lead Role in British Academy of Management

From January 2023, Cliff Li (Lecturer in Entrepreneurship) has commenced the external role of Teaching and Learning Lead of the Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group (ENT SIG), British Academy of Management (BAM). 

Grassroots thinking and circular economy practices in regional communities

This thought leadership project was commissioned by the Innovation Caucus to better understand the barriers and challenges faced by organisations of a different type and size in the transition to a circular economy. It focusses on the fashion a textiles industry within a specific regional context, that of Cornwall in the Southwest of the UK.

Cultivating Clean Growth in Cornwall’s Textile Industry

In August 2022, researchers from the University of Exeter Business School at Penryn and two local SMEs met with the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, then Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to present preliminary findings from a project evaluating innovation and challenges for Cornwall’s sustainable textile industry.

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships across GW4

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 09:30 - 15:30 BST

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) is a dynamic partnership between a business and a team of academic experts. It is a unique and valuable government grant that bridges the gap between academics and practitioners. The acceptance rate of this grant is typically 85%-90%. In this one-day event, we will showcase the benefits that academics and businesses can obtain from applying for mKTP projects.

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