The Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (CENTRIM) is a Centre for Research and Enterprise Excellence within the School of Business and Law. Working with partners in industry, academia and government, we strive to produce groundbreaking concepts to explain, harness and improve innovation, entrepreneurship and change management.
Our work tackles the complex problems facing economies, businesses, and wider society.We are committed to academic research of international excellence, providing scientific evidence and generate new insights into the processes of enterprising and managing innovation and change. We generate data to test new theories and transfer our findings into boardrooms and beyond. Our research follows high academic standards and is published in international peer-reviewed academic conferences and journals.
At the heart of our activities is a focus on improving the performance of business of all types, government, and social partners. We undertake research with passion, believing we can make a difference. We create and deliver products and services that help –both large and small- businesses grow. Our underlying philosophy is ‘to close the loop’ between academe and the wider society and it is underpinned by our commitment to the co-production of knowledge with a wide range of users.
CENTRIM’s research focuses on five areas:
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Organisational change and renewal
- Management and innovation in finance
- New forms of innovation and enterprising
- Enterprise, trade and sustainable development
Our portfolio includes both research and enterprise projects, with several projects covering both ends at the same time.
CENTRIM projects matrix
Our funding comes from a diverse range of organisations including