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Research at the Hincks Centre covers a variety of related topics: start-ups, SMEs, social enterprise, education, innovation and public sector. The aim of our research activity is to further understand how entrepreneurship contributes to economic growth, competitiveness and social wellbeing and underpins the entrepreneurship training and education activities at CIT and beyond.

Current research themes include:

  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Gender, Age and Entrepreneurship
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • SME Growth and Competitiveness
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Design, Design Thinking, Service Design, Public Sector

The Hincks Centre is currently involved with the following research activities:

  • Editor in Chief, Small Enterprise Research, Jan 2019 – present
  • Guest Editors, Small Enterprise Research, Special Issue - Small Enterprises and the Silver Economy
  • Regular reviewers for Academic Journals 

Please visit the Project Section of our website to learn more about our projects.

The Centre supports a number of Research Masters and PhD students and Post-Doctoral researchers. If you are interested in researching for a PhD or Masters in the broad areas of entrepreneurship or innovation, please contact us at the Hincks Centre.

The following is a representation of some of the partners that the Hincks Centre is currently involved with.


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