Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE) was established in 2007 and is one of is one of 14 research centres which drive research at the Henley Business School. HCfE's purpose is to conduct high quality research in the field of entrepreneurship and start-up businesses.
In 2017 HCfE celebrated two major achievements: being honoured as among the best entrepreneurship research centres in the world by the AACSB accreditation agency's Spotlight Challenge and releasing its 10-year plan for the future as part of its 10th anniversary. Further details are available to read here and here respectively.
In addition to its research focus, HCfE is also heavily involved in the delivery of entrepreneurship education within Henley Business School and across the University of Reading, conducting several modules that are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Additionally, HCfE faculty are responsible for the portfolio of programmes in entrepreneurship, which include the MSc Entrepreneurship and Management and the MSc Entrepreneurship and Financing for postgraduates, as well as the BA Entrepreneurship and Management and BA Entrepreneurship for undergraduates. An active community of PhD research students pursuing doctoral research the area of entrepreneurship are also supervised and supported by HCfE faculty - details on applying for the PhD course can be found here.
HCfE's focus on teaching entrepreneurship goes beyond the classroom, as we have a firm belief in putting entrepreneurship into practice for students, alumni and the local business community. A wide range of activities, including the facilitation of student placements to improve their employability, the provision of extracurricular initiatives (ranging from the Business Incubator and the student Entrepreneurship Society to the IDEAFEST Student Business Idea Competition) and supporting the growth of local SMEs, are all led by HCfE to ensure that the Thames Valley area has a vibrant and thriving entrepreneurial future.
HCfE is led by both Professor Andrew Godley, the Academic Director, and Jurek Sikorski, the Executive Director.
Keep up to date with all HCfE's news by having a look at our biannual newsletter, which you can read here.
Upcoming Events and Latest News
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship runs a variety of events every year, targeted at both current students and local businesses. Please see below for our upcoming events and all our news within the research centre.