During Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023, CIMR joined hands with Universal Inclusion, making significant contributions to the discourse on inclusive entrepreneurship.
Jacqueline Winstanley and Helen Lawton Smith are pleased to announce the publication of their Innovation Caucus & Innovate UK Summary Briefing on Barriers and opportunities to creating innovation and enterprise faced by disabled people
Prof Helen Lawton Smith visits the Kogod School of Business to talk about innovation challenges for disabled entrepreneurs.
How can we sweep away the remaining barriers and create a level playing field for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds? Jacqueline Winstanley discusses the state of the art on inclusive entrepreneurship.
This debate addresses how to accelerate inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and finance to support minority SME businesses. Solutions require moving away from a silo approach to a more holistic approach and changing the narrative of marginalisation.
In her new paper published on Land, Helen Lawton Smith discusses the formal networks that have been established to support disabled entrepreneurs, and dentifies the key importance of specialised networks in making connections and bringing about systemic change in urban spaces.
The event aimed to share, debate and explore the underlying assumptions and to understand the current way of doing research in disability entrepreneurship in order better to inform policy and practice.
Two members of CIMR, Jacqueline Winstanley (Visiting Fellow) and Helen Lawton Smith (CIMR Director) are respectively the project lead and the academic lead on a new research project sponsored by Innovate UK: the Road to Wonder Enquiry.
This study sheds light on the importance of geography in understanding the support available in the UK for disabled and ethnically diverse entrepreneurs through formal networks which provide specialised support.
The final report of the project “Addressing regional inequalities in innovation opportunities for ethnically diverse and disabled entrepreneurs”, supported by the Regional Studies Association, has been published, and is available to download.