Doctoral Programme - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Imperial College Business School

Program Description

Doctoral Programme - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Imperial College Business School

Programme Benefits

A top global university

Imperial College Business School is at the centre of Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading universities in science, technology and healthcare. Our world-renowned faculty work collaboratively with colleagues from other departments across the college and, through the Doctoral programme, you will become a part of this network.

World-class faculty

Our faculty are leaders in their fields of business expertise. Work with some of the foremost academics in their fields, and have the opportunity to network further at research seminars and conferences.

Fully funded studentships

Helping the brightest minds provide practical solutions to complex problems, all students on the Doctoral programme are offered full funding.

Focus on skills

Core research training courses and specialist courses in the first year MRes provide you with a solid foundation for your academic career. Access to a wide range of professional and personal development opportunities, including training in teaching and assessment skills, will prepare you for a future career in academia.

Impact on industry

We believe that rigorous academic analysis can provide practical solutions to complex problems in society. Working closely with businesses and governments, we drive policy and practice through inspiring collaboration and research excellence.

Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship undertakes research into innovation and entrepreneurship process, from identifying pockets of original knowledge in the search for ideas, to the diffusion and entrepreneurial exploitation of new products, processes and services. The department is a core part of the Business School and is unique in Europe due to its interdisciplinary depth, funding, contacts and published research in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The department welcomes applications from students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds who strive for excellence and have a desire to influence policy and practice by working at the interface of science, engineering and business management.

Research areas

The Department has a portfolio of research projects worth over £25 million in direct financial support, in addition to a similar in-kind contribution from the business world. Many involve collaboration with interdisciplinary centres across the College, such as the Energy Business Research Laboratory. As a Doctoral student within this Department you’ll benefit from engaging with evidence-based research that offers unique insights into the latest innovation, entrepreneurship, technology management and digital approaches.

Faculty and doctoral students are engaged in a wide range of research areas including:

  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Business model innovation
  • Entrepreneurship systems
  • Inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Individual innovativeness
  • Innovation, design and services
  • Ownership, governance and entrepreneurs
  • Social networks and innovation performance
  • University-industry relations and impact
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
5 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom London, England
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