Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship

Inspiring excellence in entrepreneurship and enterprise 

The Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship is a connected hub of excellence for people and organisations interested in entrepreneurship research, theory, policy and practice. 

The Centre, led by Professor Robert Blackburn, is one of six Research Centres based at the University of Liverpool Management School, with a mission to develop and harness the power of entrepreneurship. 

We engage with academics, policymakers, and practitioners both locally and worldwide to ensure that our agendas are compelling, relevant and that the methods we use are cutting-edge and robust. This reflects our passion to understand and foster entrepreneurship and to help develop an entrepreneurial culture across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

Whilst there is an emphasis on entrepreneurship research, the Centre also focuses on two other areas of activities - education and impact. Collectively these three pillars are mutually supporting to provide a solid foundation to help achieve our mission.

The Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship encourges academics, PhD students and practictioners to contact the Centre regarding membership availability. Please contact the Centre leads ( for more information.

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Introduction to the Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship

The work of the Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship focuses on three pillars: research, education and impact.


Identify pressing research areas related to people, place and performance. We strive to create a positive impact at a community and policy level using problem-based, impact-driven research.


Help prepare University students with a foundation to operate effectively within the world of employment and to be equipped with the knowledge and the skills to go on and create new start-ups and SME’s of tomorrow.


Build on the latest research and practice to create a positive impact to shape policy and deliver in the communities that are served by the University of Liverpool.