According to Peter Drucker entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of business. It can also be said that entreprenreuship is the lifeblood of all organizations and of society in general. For this reason the main aim of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (C2I) is to investigate the factors affecting the entrepreneurial propensity of people and the role of entrepreneurship in generating innovation in firms and in the society.
Specific emphasis is given to understanding the phenomenon of knowledge based and academic entrepreneurship.
The research activity in this area includes the following topics:
- the entrepreneurial propensity of students
- academic entrepreneurship and spin-offs
- factors affecting the growth and the perfomances of innovative start-ups
- entrepreneurial finance and venture capital