Authored by ERCs Mark Hart , Karen Bonner , Jonathan Levie and Laura Heery the Northern Ireland element of the annual report, is being launched today, Monday November 12th at the Entrepreneurship in Action event held at the Marketplace Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh.
In 2017 the Department for the Economy and Invest NI sponsored the Northern Ireland component of the GEM UK research project. Stimulating entrepreneurship remains an important challenge for the region; Invest NI has committed significant resources over the years in ensuring that it is embedded within their core activities. Of the 326,000 respondents to GEM UK surveys for the period 2002-2017, almost 40,000 respondents were from Northern Ireland. The region now has a large longitudinal database on entrepreneurial attitudes, activity and aspirations. This is particularly useful in conducting trend analysis for important sub-populations in Northern Ireland, such as females and young people, and enables comparisons to the other home nations.