Department profile

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Institution
Loughborough University London
Edition
2017/18 edition

About Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers programmes for those who wish to gain knowledge and practical skills in entrepreneurship and innovation management. These programmes have been designed to cultivate networks and help transform ideas into success stories. With an enviable plethora of well-established industry partnerships, Loughborough University is recognised for delivering challenging, career-enhancing programmes with the ability to deliver tangible value to individuals and organisations.

Students enrolled on a Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship program have an unrivalled opportunity to contribute towards the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem thriving on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in the neighbouring growth areas of Hackney Wick and Shoreditch.

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Career-Enhancing Programmes

Each programme offers a curriculum that is informed by industry trends and current market insights. Students will have access to an exciting series of master classes, workshops and public lectures from recognised businesses and organisations based in the UK and overseas.

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
MRes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation *new for 2017
MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation
MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations

Cutting-Edge Research

Our academics are actively involved in a variety of industry sectors and have links with innovative organisations who work with us on a variety of projects. This provides the opportunity for staff and research students to gather primary data and determine what impact our research has in practice.

Our research, then, focuses on harnessing the innovative strategy of enterprises resulting in more and more successful entrepreneurial behaviour.

Research area themes include:

  • Collaboration between organisations to create innovation from a social network perspective
  • Adoption of technological innovation by small firms
  • Entrepreneurial creativity and imagination
  • Entrepreneurship and family firms
  • Management buy - outs in family owned companies
  • Digital enterprise
  • Online entrepreneurial activity, and
  • Gender intersectionality and entrepreneurship

Research plays a key role in understanding and modelling business success. It has the ability to provide individuals and businesses with the right resources to transform an idea into a reality, and a venture into a success story. Our research focuses on the intersection between the entrepreneurial strategy of an organisation and the resulting organisational behaviour.

As a research student at Loughborough University London, you will become part of a talented research community and will be actively encouraged to engage with other research communities across the globe.

Studentships may become available throughout the year, please keep checking our website for details.

Scholarships and Bursaries

  • Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the Inspiring Success scholarship application form. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic excellence and potential, and will outline how they wish to develop their local community on completion of their degree.

Award value: 100% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • Dean's Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of master's tuition fees, for UK, EU and international students with an inspiring business idea.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to start a new business, though winners who are serious about launching their own business will receive professional support and advice to turn their idea into a reality.

Award value: 90% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All full-time taught master's programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

Award value: Up to 50% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All taught masters programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • The Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research offers 50% off the full cost of MRes tuition fees for students with an inspiring research idea.

Winners of the award are under no obligation to complete a PhD or conduct research into their chosen area, but support and guidance will be available for those who wish to do so.

Award value: 50% off the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All full-time MRes programmes
Closing date: 31st July 2018

  • Excellence scholarship

The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our masters tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Award value: 20% towards the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: all full-time taught masters programmes

  • Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. There is no selection process for this scholarship, as all Loughborough University alumni are entitled to this award.
Award value: 10% towards the full cost of tuition fees
Eligible programmes: All full-time taught masters programmes

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.

Location

Loughborough University London is located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

Overlooking the Lee Navigation Canal in the north west of the Olympic Park and surrounded by unrivalled green space, Here East was developed from the former Press and Broadcast Centers hosting the world’s media during the London 2012 Games. Now the site is a hub for the UK’s thriving creative and digital industries.

Loughborough University London is ideally located, with easy and affordable transport connections to and from central London, the UK and various European destinations.