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Northumbria Centre for Innovation Regional Transformation and Entrepreneurship (iNCITE)

Northumbria Centre for Innovation, Regional Transformation and Entrepreneurship (iNCITE) is a research centre based in Northumbria University covering a range of topics linked with innovation, entrepreneurship and regional development.

We aim to undertake research and knowledge exchange activities in partnership with government, business and other organisations, collaborating regionally, nationally and internationally.

iNCITE is largely based in Newcastle Business School, but with members from other parts of Northumbria University and beyond. We have a specific mission to provide a centre of expertise for policymakers and business in the North East of England, but we also engage internationally with partners to produce globally significant research. 

We primarily focus on the following research themes:

• The governance of innovation, science and knowledge 

• Universities, commercialisation and regional engagement 

• Entrepreneurship and SME development, rural enterprise

• Regional governance and leadership, and the process of regional development 

• Creativity and place including creative and cultural industries, and tourism strategies

• Digital infrastructures and innovation

• Entrepreneurial leadership 

• Public service innovation and partnerships



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