The Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE) brings together Newcastle University’s extensive research capabilities on:

  • innovation management and policy,
  • enterprise,
  • the social, economic, managerial, organisational and cultural aspects of information and communications technologies and their social consequences, and
  • studies of the role of universities in society.

KITE’s activities are mainly in the Newcastle University Business School, with links to other schools and institutes across the University.

With the designation of Newcastle as a Science City, KITE is undertaking research on the evolving international environment for place-based innovation policy, as well as developing links with the main science and technology streams of the Newcastle Science Central project.

KITE's objectives are to:

  • drive knowledge exchange and collaboration between practitioners and academia in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • understand and shape innovation and entrepreneurship through high quality, impactful research and action
  • support the development of more effective socio-technical systems in response to complex business and societal challenges
  • facilitate critical debate and theory development within Newcastle University in the areas of innovation and enterprise

Please take the time to read our 10th Anniversary publication.