The contribution of students to regional economies: reframing the regional innovation systems approach – Shiri M. Breznitz, Helen Lawton Smith and Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

The starting point for this special issue was the lack of analysis of the contribution of university students to regional economies. Collectively the papers offer an understanding of the effects of student activity upon the knowledge, skill and entrepreneurial bases of regions.

Endless Possibilities: What roles will universities play in new hybrid ways of creating inclusive entrepreneurship? April 27th 1pm-2.30pm

In advance of our ‘Endless Possibilities’ debate, we asked Jacqueline Winstanley, FRSA our Visiting Fellow and Co-chair of our debate, to set the scene as we explore the impact of the pandemic on the Inclusive Entrepreneur Network which she founded. The APPG and her view on the new hybrid ways of working within inclusive entrepreneurship particularly in relation to working with universities.