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News & Events

PONToon Approval Celebration Evening 550x400 - Enterprise and Innovation

PONToon Approval Celebration Evening

In the evening of Monday 17th July, the Enterprise and Innovation team invited PONTooners and HotHouse participants to toast the […]

Enterprise and Innovation Team Away Day 550x400 - Enterprise and Innovation

Enterprise and Innovation Team Away Day

On Monday 17th July, the Enterprise and Innovation team embarked on an away day to boost morale and socialise outside […]

CCi EI Ambassador – Jun to Jul ’17 550x400 - Enterprise and Innovation

CCi E&I Ambassador – Jun to Jul ’17

As I reflect on my placement year working with the Enterprise and Innovation team, I feel a certain level of […]

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Projects & initiatives

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Our Skill Set

Applied Research

We work on numerous innovative applied research projects, collaborating with various partners from across the world.

Knowledge Transfer Events

We front various initiatives such as HotHouse and Innovolvement which help upskill academics, students and external attendees.

Enterprise Development

We invest time and capital into helping academics establish, expand or improve business opportunities within the University.

About Us

Enterprise & Innovation represent the vibrant research and innovation community in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. It aims to bring together projects, staff and students across a range of disciplines to create a culture of creativity and a community of learners that build practical solutions to real world issues.


Led by Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean of Enterprise & Innovation, E&I is concerned with the facilitation of innovative thinking and initiating research knowledge both in theoretical and applied fields. A key focus on scholarly exchange in a wide range of contexts is helping E&I to develop the concept of the entrepreneurial academic. Professor Farrer has promoted the key message of industry engagement, underpinning research and innovation is a continuum, which can exist in an academic environment.


Transdisciplinarity underpins these ideas, which facilitates a transparent method of communicating work to each other outside of individual discipline silos. Enterprise and Innovation collaborate using a D-STEM-B (Design, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Business) model which engenders innovative thinking and problem-solving. Professor Farrer has always been a passionate advocate of embedding live research projects into both Undergraduate and Postgraduate curricula. Enterprise and Innovation will bring together disciplines, projects and staff from across the Faculty and University to increases the exchange of knowledge.


With the help of lecturing staff, technical colleagues and the student body the possibility of larger interdisciplinary research clusters and impact within and external to the University of Portsmouth is possible. Professor Farrer recognises the importance of research and innovation for staff and student development. As a result, we aim to move towards a new type of learning community with design, commercial and entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of our academic work.