School of Business

Innovation Entrepreneurship and the Environment

The Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Environment (IEE) research cluster is an active community of international scholars and businesses, developing global resources to bring new and meaningful insights to advance the business practice of innovative firms.

The cluster considers innovation, entrepreneurship, environment from multiple perspectives; from the level of the entrepreneur and investor and employee, to early-stage ventures and established firms, operation, marketing, and public organisations.

We believe the true nature of innovative businesses can only be understood by bringing together different expertise, an approach that is unique to us. We also work as part of a thriving international research community which bring many perspectives to this fascinating area of study.

We co-produce research with various stakeholders in business, organisation, government and civil society, and make our research knowledge useable and accessible for innovative businesses and organisations in particular.

Our work is funded by a number of sources including private, public and industry funds. 

Funded UK-Africa Research Project

Dr Winnie Onyas is the Principal Investigator of the international networking project Bridging the Digital Gender Divide to Stimulate Growth in African Digital Economies led by the University of Leicester in partnership with Makerere University Business School, the University of Ghana, African Technology Business Network, and Gender and Policy Insights, funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Research events

Find out about our forthcoming events and seminars


Details about the particular interests and current projects of individual group members can be found on their staff profile pages.

Cluster Director: Dr Li Xiao

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