Enterprise and innovation is an integral component of the SBE, and our remit is to ensure that Loughborough University students not only acquire academic know-how, but also develop enterprising and innovative skills with which to put their knowledge and expertise to good use.
In recognition of our engagement with business, the School was awarded the Small Business Charter in 2014 for our work with companies across both sectors. We have an outstanding reputation for helping organisations incorporate these skillsets into their operations and plans, teaching workshops on intellectual property, business planning and the fundamentals of enterprise and innovation.
Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of graduate employers. A major part of our work is to encourage all students to develop enterprising and innovative skills through formal modules and extracurricular activity. In a few cases, students show true entrepreneurial behaviour by running or aspiring to set up their own businesses. These students are supported on campus by a range of formal and informal services offered by Enterprise@SBE and the Loughborough Enterprise Network.