Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research plays a key role in understanding business success, by providing individuals and teams with critical insights into how to launch a business, or make a new or existing enterprise more successful. Our research focuses on harnessing the innovative strategy of enterprises, in order to produce successful entrepreneurial behaviour.

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is committed to delivering challenging, career enhancing programmes that look to offer real value to individuals and organisations across the globe.

The Institute is fully committed to delivering research-led teaching, and employs leading academics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation to fulfil this goal. An annual international conference held on campus explores cutting-edge research in entrepreneurship and innovation, and underscores the importance of research to the Institute and the University as a whole.

Students and staff enjoy working together as part of extracurricular, entrepreneurial teams and attend various conferences, competitions and hack events throughout the year.

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is committed to delivering research that is academically excellent and adds social value by addressing some of the problems facing the world today.

Our research

This type of research is relevant for all management studies scholars, but particularly for those with a research interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. Our key areas of interest are listed below:

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Corporate governance
  • Digital innovation
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Family firms
  • Social science and enterprise

Inspiring location

London is one of the top cities in the world for business, finance and trade, and is a unique learning environment for students from the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to exploit.

There is a creative and entrepreneurial culture on campus, which has enabled students at Loughborough University London to achieve great things, like forge new business plans, grow niche new start-ups and share innovative solutions to business problems.

Supporting you

By pursuing one of our postgraduate research programmes, you will have the opportunity to work with internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners in your field of study. As a PhD student with us you will receive a comprehensive package of training and support to continue into a professional research career, or to progress into a variety of roles with regional, international or multinational organisations and governing bodies.

How to apply

All MPhil and PhD applications must be made online. We strongly recommend contacting your preferred research supervisor(s) in advance of submitting an application to discuss your ideas.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation MRes

Our MRes in Enterprise Development gives you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking and analytic skills in order to accelerate your career as a researcher.

Find out more about this programme