Aston and Warwick chosen to host new Enterprise Research Centre

Aston and Warwick Universities have been chosen to host a new Enterprise Research Centre that will help develop understanding of the factors affecting business investment, performance and growth.

The new £2.9 million centre will become a national and international focal point for research, knowledge and expertise on small and medium-sized businesses.

A key objective of the Centre, which launches on 1 January 2013, will be to provide policy-makers and SME managers with the evidence they need to make good decisions for growth and development in the UK. It will exploit and develop existing knowledge base and data resources, strengthen the links between evidence and practice, and inform Government policy and business practice for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a joint collaboration between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the British Bankers Association (BBA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Technology Strategy Board.

Source: Aston University