The Centre for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (C-Tie)

C-TIE offers an unrivalled environment in which to pursue world class research into entrepreneurialism and innovation, access to leading academics at a local and international level and the broader benefits of being part of one of the leading business schools in the UK.

Research interests operate through a series of sub-groups within C-TIE and the programmes with which it is associated, including the RTD, ManETEI, AIMTech and WUN.

At the individual level, staff are particularly interested in the following areas.

Name Function Sector Specific Academic Questions
Dr. Alistair Norman Information Management, project management, mobile information systems, information sharing Public safety, health care, education ( users). Carriers, hardware mfrs, integrators ( suppliers)  
Dr. James Roberts R&D, strategy, marketing, creative functions (commissioning, programming) Creative industries (film, music, television, online), high technology sectors including communications, medical technology sector, university research Application of naturalistic and instinct based models of decision making to new product selection processes. Organisational implications of moves to multiplatform commissioning in the cultural industries. The nature of the cultural ‘product’. Barriers to the commercialisation of basic science research in the medical field. Creating entrepreneurial cultures.
Dr. Krsto Pandza Strategy Technology-driven sectors and manufacturing. Influence of emerging technologies on established and emergent companies. Understanding the nature of ralations between individual agency and evolutionary phenomena. Exploring the role of individuals and groups in creating new organizational capabilities or renewing the existing capabilities. Foundations and processes of strategic autonomous actions.
Dr. Paul Ellwood Main focus is R&D, but with some interest in understanding interdisciplinary projects Ones drawing upon latest science: certainly health, but also manufacturing How do particular university-industry relationships survive and prosper over time and across many different project rounds? How do leadership issues play out in university-industry-government innovation partnerships? How are policy mandates for "Responsible Innovation" influencing the practice of innovation in Regenerative Medicine?