Our vision is to unlock entrepreneurial potential. The group provides education for entrepreneurship, building on research, practical teaching and mentoring and a mix of events and activities that nurture student and staff with new venture creation and early growth acceleration. Read more Read less

The group runs the Management and Entrepreneurship MSc and jointly offers the MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship. Based on the successes of these programmes our intention is to build a portfolio of Masters level courses which combine technology and entrepreneurship.  The group also provides entrepreneurship courses on the MBA enabling students with ambitions for careers in venture capital and entrepreneurship to begin to gain the knowledge and skills needed for success.

The group is actively involved with the Cranfield Business Growth Programme with teaching, reviewing and engaging with its alumni base for research, sourcing of mentors and inspiration as guest speakers.

The group runs a series of extracurricular courses and events. Wednesday Business is an evening lecture series which is open to all and is designed to inspire. Our Start-Up weekends are to kick start new venture creation and have already seen successes. Ideas to Innovation is for technology doctoral students and early career researchers who want to learn how to take their ideas forward.

Each year we also bring our community together with Venture Day to share current events, thinking and provide an opportunity for networking and connecting socially.

The group is active with research and has three thematic areas which are broad enough to embrace individual interests.  These are:

  1. Science and technology based entrepreneurship. In other words the role of entrepreneurs, policies and resources in unlocking disruptive technologies and the impact they have on a changing world.  We intend to explore sustainable enterprise in order to meet the vision of exploring entrepreneurship in a changing world.
  2. The human journey that is needed as part of this and include areas such as resilience, skills, behaviours, the influence of family ownership, organisation dynamics in growing firms.
  3. The third area is broadly described as business models and includes operations, creating and developing standards and coordinated actions to achieve firm growth. Research into early stage S+T ventures and growing family businesses lends itself to understanding dynamic capabilities, funding and growth in early stage companies and inflections for supergrowth. 

The group provides supervision on the Executive DBA and the PhD programmes. Our emphasis has been on family businesses, resilience, small business policy and growth.