Some of our research is carried out through formally funded research projects, and in interaction with various research networks we host or participate in.

The current inter-related and inter-disciplinary research themes of the research centre are:

  • Intellectual property rights
  • Institutions, markets and regulation
  • Regional and sectoral innovation systems
  • Measuring innovation management performance

Visit our Research Video page to find all the videos interviews with our CIMR members discussing their research works.

CIMR Research in Focus curated blogs:

  1. Entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion (20 April 2021)
  2. Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic (17 May 2021)
  3. The economic and ethical implications of digital technologies (7 June 2021)
  4. Research and industrial policy for the 21st Century (8 July 2021)
  5. Creating entrepreneurial universities (12 August 2021)
  6. Entrepreneurship at CIMR (7 September 2021)
  7. Evaluating public policy (8 October 2021)
  8. Creating better outcomes for society (3 November 2021)
  9. Looking ahead to 2022 (13 January 2022)
  10. TRIGGER final report published and using new technologies to generate impact (30 March 2022)

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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.

How does academic research generate arts and culture-related impact?

In a recent report, Dr Federica Rossi, in collaboration with NCACE, has carried out an exploratory analysis of impact case studies submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with the objective to identify the key actors and processes involved in the generation of arts and culture-related impact.