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KITE granted University Research Centre status for further three years

KITE, The Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise has recently had been granted University Research Centre status for a further three years – taking the Centre to May 2020.

Established in 2006 and celebrating its 10th anniversary, KITE brings together Newcastle University Business School’s academic research in innovation and enterprise. Since then it has gone on to:

• Generate over £6million of research income

• Engage in over 100 research projects

• Establish long-term relationships and impact on the worlds of policy and practice

Located in the Newcastle University Business School with links across the University, KITE comprises of members from within the School, associates from across the University, together with visiting staff from a range of national and international organisations.

Academics from KITE have been involved in over 100 research projects, and have helped to influence thinking in business, government and third sector bodies on a regional, national and global scale.

The research centre, provides a focus for the University’s relationships with the worlds of policy and practice. Its Members make significant contributions to academic debates.

Professor Rob Wilson, Director of KITE said: "The success of any Research Centre is down to its people - KITE is currently home to over 60 academic researchers from Newcastle University with interests innovation and entrepreneurship with over 40 being based in the Business School.

"I’m looking forward to the next three years, deepening our understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship in collaboration with our research partners. Our academic thinking is greatly enriched through our work with regional, national and international  businesses and policy makers."

To find out more about KITE follow us on Twitter @kiteresearch

published on: 16 June 2017