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Rethinking the way we think about Entrepreneurship

Gideon Maas, the Director of our International Centre for International Entrepreneurship shares his views on business in the 21st century in our latest piece for BusinessInsider.com. Our global economy is changing. Some say, not without substance, that it’s actually in crisis. Certainly there is growing inequality and real problems around social mobility across the world.…

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Crisis Management in the Arts Sector

Jonathan Gunson and Dr Alessandro Merendino from the Centre for Business in Society write the second in our series of Crisis Management posts. The impact of the financial crisis of 2008, as well as a move towards a mixed model of financing the arts sector whereby arts organisations were encouraged to look towards the private sector in addition…

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Rural businesses plug into greener vehicles

Should rural businesses plug into electric vehicles? – That’s what a recent study in rural Warwickshire sought to answer. The results of the study, announced as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s nationwide Festival of Social Science, are being discussed at an event next month. Businessmen and women interesting in testing out the…

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A new kind of collaboration

Paul Noon, pro vice-chancellor of enterprise and innovation at Coventry University discusses a “new kind of collaboration”. The word “collaboration” is a word that is bandied around a lot in higher education circles. Likewise the word “innovation” – I should know; it’s in my job title. While often repeated these words do in fact say a lot…

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The Importance of Crisis Management in Business

Guest blog by Dr. Alessandro Merendino, Centre for Business in Society Crisis management is the process by which an organisation deals with a major incident that threatens to harm business, its stakeholders, or the general public. The large-scale industrial and environmental disasters in the 80s triggered the study of crisis management and it is considered to be the most…

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Exchanging Business Know-How

Knowledge Exchange Manager Alisdair Ritchie talks knowledge exchanges and technology transfers as it is widely recognised that business experts and academic specialists working together can help industry explore new and exciting opportunities. As someone who works in knowledge exchange and technology transfer, I am often met with blank looks when I refer to them. The main aim of…

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Discover the award-winning TRADEIT Project

As reported recently, TRADEIT, a project within the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), is to receive a Commbebiz Award at the EBN Congress in September. Commbebiz is a Europe-wide organisation dedicated to providing links between bioeconomy research and business. TRADEIT is an enterprise that aims to support traditional food producers by addressing barriers to growth…

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Meet ICTE: The International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

The ICTE is a unique Centre, formed to support sustainable socio-economic transformation through systemic approaches to entrepreneurship in communities. Within this context, ‘transformational entrepreneurship’ refers to a holistic and heuristic orientation in terms of entrepreneurship promotion and combines the individual and other sub-systems (such as society and institutions) interacting and collaborating to create a positive framework…

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Microcab – innovative hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Coventry University are leading the way in introducing innovative hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, providing a solution to the problem of urban air pollution and advancing the hydrogen fuel agenda internationally. As such, Mircocab was born – a spin out company from Coventry University, for the production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The project led by…

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Working in Partnership

A guest blog written by Paul Murphy, Head of Partnership Development Unit at Coventry University The role of the Partnership Development Unit at Coventry University is to identify, develop and nurture strategic relationships with industry and other key stakeholders, on a global basis.  We are seeking partnerships with a clear focus that meet the business objectives…