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Embedding Research

Putting knowledge to work in theory and in practice.


Research is the cornerstone of our successful start-up, growth and leadership programmes. Our sustained stream of research income comes from central and local government in the UK, the European Commission, business, charities and UK research councils.

Research Specialisms

Business Growth

A cluster of collaborative studies are dedicated to sharing university and business perspectives on  growth, including but not limited to very high growth businesses sometimes called ‘gazelles’.  We organize interactive… Find out more

Social and Environmental Enterprise

Our research opens up debate around the key issues, tensions and critical challenges that face enterprises with social and environmental objectives.  We work closely with social enterprises, for example  through ESRC knowledge exchange… Find out more

Entrepreneurial Learning

Entrepreneurial Learning is central to enabling business people, aspiring entrepreneurs, and universities to generate the culture, capabilities and commitment for entrepreneurship. Business practice happens faster than academic research but… Find out more

Business and Community Engagement

Partnerships and collaborations beyond academia have become ever more essential as university based research is increasingly expected to contribute demonstrably to the wider social and economic context in which it is embedded. Research “impact”… Find out more

Digital Economy

Members of the Centre for Enterprise research team delivered a series of short projects under the New Economic Models in the Digital Economy (NEMODE) funded by Research Councils UK between 2014 and 2015. The projects were about various… Find out more

View an archive of our past research