Department profile

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Loughborough University London
2018/19 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.

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.

Fees and funding

Studying for a postgraduate programme at Loughborough University London is a significant but incredibly rewarding investment in your career and your future. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services, and vary between courses. We have a range of scholarships and bursaries on offer; these are worth up to 100% towards 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.