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Multiplicity: The Varied Roles of Universities Supporting Small Businesses

Guest blog by: David Pickernell: Visiting Professor, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University 2016 has heralded a period of significant uncertainty for the UK economy, and this is likely to continue for several years. It is precisely during such times, however, that innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship become even more important, as new products, services,…

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Coventry Commercial Design Competition (A&H)

This competition is open to all staff and students in the faculty of Arts & Humanities Ever watched The Apprentice and thought ‘I could do better?’ Maybe you’ve seen a gap in the market for a new type of hair-dryer, drinks bottle or mobile app? Enter our Commercial Design Competition for a chance to win £10,000…

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Leading the Way Competiton (B&L)

Ever watched The Apprentice and thought ‘I could do better?’ Maybe you’ve seen a gap in the market for a new type of hair-dryer, drinks bottle or mobile app? Enter our Commercial Design Competition for a chance to win £10,000 to launch your concept onto the market. This competition is open to all staff and students…

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Honorary degree for river cruise entrepreneur

An East End entrepreneur who left school with no qualifications the day before his 16th birthday is to receive honorary degree from Coventry University London this week. Gary Beckwith, founder and owner of River Thames cruise company City Cruises PLC, will collect an honorary doctorate of business administration in recognition of his significant contribution to…

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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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What does Entrepreneurial University of the Year mean?

In case you missed it, Coventry University has been nominated for the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards. But what does that actually mean? Coventry University has a successful track record in these awards. The University has been named the Modern University of the Year in 2014, 2015 and…

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Coventry nominated for Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Coventry University’s enterprise and international activities are in the running for two separate accolades at the forthcoming Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2016. Initiatives such as Coventry University Social Enterprise (CUSE) and the recently-launched African Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE) have helped to secure Coventry a nomination for the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ award. The…

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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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TradeIT project is an award winner

A project designed to support emerging SMEs in the food industry has been selected as a winner of a CommBeBiz Award 2016. TRADEIT, a collaboration between researchers and academics from Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship and the European food industry, will be presented with their award at the 25th ENB Congress in September held in Guimaraes, Portugal.…