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.

Head over our CIMR YouTube playlist to watch all of our videos!

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)
  11. Much to celebrate this Summer term (8 July 2022)
  12. Looking ahead to 2023 (29 November 2022)
  13. Innovation and academic knowledge exchange (8 May 2023)
  14. Unveiling Pathways of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (29 August 2023)
  15. Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the digital technology and contract farming fields (20 February 2024)

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Self-employment as a route to finding work for disabled people

Following a submission to a call for evidence by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Work and Pensions Committee on Disability and Self employment, Jacqueline Winstanley and Helen Lawton Smith were invited to give evidence to a DWP Select Committee at the House of Commons on May 1 2024. 

CIMR research to be presented at the 7th GeoInno conference in Manchester, 10-12 January 2024

The upcoming 7th Geography of Innovation Conference (GeoInno2024) hosted by The University of Manchester from January 10-12th, 2024 will feature representatives of the CIMR Dr Helen Lawton Smith, and Birkbeck alumni Milica Bozanic who will present her master’s dissertation under the MSc course in Management and Creative Industries at Birkbeck.