Robert Newbery

Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation

Dr Robert Newbery is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation in Newcastle University Business School and leads the Entrepreneurship Research Group as part of the University’s KITE institute. With a background as an engineer and rural entrepreneur, he has experience in evaluating and supporting initiatives ranging from the world’s largest business plan competition (YouWin! Nigeria) for DfID to the award winning ICURE programme for the SETSquared partnership.

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Biography

Dr Robert Newbery is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation in Newcastle University Business School and leads the Entrepreneurship Research Group as part of the University’s KITE institute. With a background as an engineer and rural entrepreneur, he has experience in evaluating and supporting initiatives ranging from the world’s largest business plan competition (YouWin! Nigeria) for DfID to the award winning ICURE programme for the SETSquared partnership. His PhD explored the role and impact of local business associations on rural service centres. He is currently leading an innovative rural supply chain micro-franchise scale-up project in Kenya for Comic Relief. His current research relates to entrepreneurship and farmers in the developing and developed context; evaluating and measuring the impact of entrepreneurship initiatives; and critical approaches to entrepreneurial ecosystems.