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​Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

Read more about the teaching and research that takes place in the Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation subject group

Our world is changing at an incredible pace, fuelled by new technologies, innovative management structures and new ideas. The Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (SEI) subject group equips students with the skills to develop ideas that strengthen organisations – from entrepreneurial start-ups to national governments – and help them grow.

We work with major organisations around the world, including the Royal Air Force (RAF) – and for the past 7 years, we've helped the RAF develop new leadership and technological strategies to deal with emerging threats.

The Strategy, Enterprise & Innovation subject group is part of the Portsmouth Business School, and sits within the University's Faculty of Business and Law.

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Our lecturers and academics have extensive industrial experience with organisations like Procter & Gamble, Hampshire Fire Service and Rescue and Crown Packaging Ltd. Their expertise in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability informs our collaborative teaching, so our students graduate with an excellent understanding of the contemporary issues and opportunities facing entrepreneurs and starts-ups.

To find out more about the courses and programmes we teach, explore all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with businesses and other organisations and applied to the real business issues they face. Our research activities are led by four renowned Professors in their fields: Martina Battisti, David PickernellPaul Trott and Diego Vasquez-Brust.

Recent projects have used an applied research approach with several firms from the food industry to develop new products – including new oat-based food products and new food packaging made from plant waste. We're also researching sustainability education in Argentina, which is influencing the national curriculum, and studying the challenges and opportunities facing female entrepreneurs in the European Union (EU).

Our research and innovation work has been funded by organisations and institutions including the EU, the Federation of Small Businesses, and ANZAM-BAM. We've also worked with many companies on successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Areas of expertise

The subject group sits within the Business School and covers the following areas of expertise across our Business and Management research.

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Professor Paul Trott

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