Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers a number of exciting postgraduate programmes which have been created to help you transform an idea into a success story, and convert a passion into a career.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is committed to delivering challenging, career enhancing programmes that look to offer real value to individuals and organisations across the globe.

There is a creative and entrepreneurial culture on campus, which has enabled students at Loughborough University London to achieve great things, like forge new business plans, grow niche new start-ups and share innovative solutions to business problems.

Students and staff enjoy working together as part of extracurricular, entrepreneurial teams and attend various conferences, competitions, and hack events throughout the year.

Research degrees

In addition to our exciting range of taught programmes, there are also a variety of funded and unfunded opportunities to join the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a doctoral researcher. You can develop your own unique research proposal or browse our current list of PhD opportunities – either way, we’d love to hear from you.

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Research and teaching

The Institute combines expert teaching and research support alongside an exciting series of masterclasses and public lectures from international business leaders across the world.

The Institute is fully committed to delivering research-led teaching and employs leading academics in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation to fulfil this goal.

Current research themes range from exploring digital innovation and online entrepreneurial activity to exploring the link between social science and enterprise through gender intersectionality and entrepreneurship. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship also shares a passion for research into areas of business development, including finance and investment and the adoption of technological innovation by small firm.

Links with industry

London is one of the top cities in the world for business, finance and trade, and is a unique learning environment for students from the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to exploit.

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship works collaboratively with organisations from a number of industries and sectors. As well as providing access to primary data from a broad range of sources, these collaborations help to shape the research focus of the Institute and ensure research is delivering impact for industry and society.


Based on our London campus, you will have access to all the facilities within our building, plus opportunities to learn outside the campus throughout your studies with us.

Career opportunities

Each programme encourages students to develop the knowledge and competence necessary to establish, grow and manage new entrepreneurial ventures, as well as recognise and exploit opportunities within established organisations.

A key feature of many of our postgraduate programmes is the Collaborative Project module. This module brings together postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines to work together to address a real-life business or social problem. This exciting module provides you with the opportunity to work with an real business or organisation and gain real industry experience.

Whether you are a launching or supporting a new business, concept or idea, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will ensure that you are ready to succeed in today’s marketplace.

Our students

Once I found about what Loughborough University London had to offer, I felt it would be a great opportunity to develop my skills in business and hopefully develop my business idea.

Annarrah Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation MSc

The enterprise team on campus is impressive – they regularly organise guest speakers and skills sessions to inspire us and improve our employability.

Thanakorn Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation MSc