Department profile

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Loughborough University London
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.


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
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
  • Gold Excellence Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship changed to Excellence Scholarship

Our Scholarships and Bursaries have been created to celebrate academic excellence, support ambition and reward meaningful contributions to local communities.

  • Dean's Award for Enterprise

The Dean's Award for Enterprise offers 90% off the full cost of tuition fees, for students who submit an inspiring business idea to the University.

Applicants are asked to produce a one-page submission of their business idea, and those that are shortlisted will be asked to complete a short video interview.

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.

  • 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 the East London Growth Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

  • Loughborough University Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary offers graduates from Loughborough University 20% towards the full cost of their tuition fees, regardless of their programme or nationality.

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship automatically awards high achieving UK, EU and international students 20% off the full cost of their tuition fees.


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.