Media coverage

Elizabeth Gammie and Dr Ian Broadbent: Universities have a key role to play in producing future innovators

Elizabeth Gammie and Dr Ian Broadbent: Universities have a key role to play in producing future innovators

19th July 2018

The Scotsman covers CFE’s graduate entrepreneurship report to write about how universities can bring economic opportunity to Scotland. At Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU), we are firmly of the view that entrepreneurship is a skill and a mindset…

Veteran ‘Boot Camps’ Among Defence Innovation Recommendations

Veteran ‘Boot Camps’ Among Defence Innovation Recommendations

9th July 2018

Forces Network writes about the Centre’s policy recommendations in ‘The military entrepreneurship manifesto’. Intensive “boot camps” for forces veterans are among a series of proposals to train former personnel to become entrepreneurs. It is from a manifesto published by think tank…

Entrepreneurs make the leap from battlefield to business

Entrepreneurs make the leap from battlefield to business

9th July 2018

Our research on military entrepreneurship is featured in The Times. With the Ministry of Defence under pressure to make cuts, some believe that start-ups established by service leavers can play a key role in defence innovation. Matt Smith, director of…

Call for ‘enterprise boot camps’ for veterans to boost defence procurement

Call for ‘enterprise boot camps’ for veterans to boost defence procurement

9th July 2018

The BBC covers the launch of the Centre’s latest research piece, ‘The military entrepreneurship manifesto’. The Centre for Entrepreneurs said the UK had to learn from the United States and Israel, among others, about how best to unleash the entrepreneurial potential…

Millennials are less entrepreneurial and fail more often

Millennials are less entrepreneurial and fail more often

14th June 2018

In the third article of its special report on ‘Understanding Entrepreneurs’, the FT draws from the Centre’s report on graduate entrepreneurship. Plenty of millennials say they would like to be their own boss, but far fewer take the plunge. Although there…

Tougher business climate blamed for drop in new UK start-ups

Tougher business climate blamed for drop in new UK start-ups

14th June 2018

The Centre’s analysis of annual business formations is featured in the second article of the FT’s special report on ‘Understanding Entrepreneurs’. After a remarkable surge over the past decade, the UK’s entrepreneurship boom appears to be slowing down. The number…

UN, EU push to harness refugees’ entrepreneurial talent

UN, EU push to harness refugees’ entrepreneurial talent

14th June 2018

Three articles in the Financial Times’ special report on ‘Understanding Entrepreneurs’ feature the Centre’s research. In the first article of the series, the FT interviews Faith Gakanje, who was one of four case studies in our report on refugee entrepreneurship.…

Stemming the graduate brain drain through entrepreneurship

Stemming the graduate brain drain through entrepreneurship

5th June 2018

The Centre’s director, Matt Smith, writes in University Business about how to reverse the graduate brain drain. Although young founders have the enthusiasm for business, they lack experience, knowledge, skills and contacts. They are more likely to find unforeseen obstacles…

New data shows student entrepreneurs are faster to commercialise their inventions

New data shows student entrepreneurs are faster to commercialise their inventions

26th April 2018

Business Leader quotes the Centre’s analysis of Companies House data. The research suggests that there is often a trade-off that entrepreneurs have to consider in commercializing their inventions. The dilemma between a control or an execution-based strategy also impacts other…

The UK must embrace refugees’ entrepreneurial potential

The UK must embrace refugees’ entrepreneurial potential

9th April 2018

The Centre’s director, Matt Smith, writes in the Huffington Post about our research on refugee entrepreneurship. British history is littered with examples of entrepreneurial success that are now household names in our everyday lives. What we’ve found is that refugees…