ERC are delighted to announce that the ESRC, along with funding partners BEIS, Innovate UK, the British Business Bank and the Intellectual Property Office will be funding an exciting programme of research and engagement at the Centre for the next three years. We will continue to cement the reputation of the ERC as the ‘go to’ place for rigorous and independent research and insight on SME innovation, productivity and growth. We look forward to further developing our excellent working relationships with stakeholders across the research, policy and business communities to produce high quality, impactful research.

Professor Stuart Croft, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick commented “Warwick University welcomes the continued funding of the Enterprise Research Centre, which over the past five years has become widely known for its high quality, policy-relevant research on SMEs. Warwick University is proud to continue to support this successful collaborative research centre in maximising its societal and economic impact in the coming years.”

Alec Cameron, Vice Chancellor, Aston University said “The ERC is an exemplar of research collaboration at Aston and the Business School and has achieved significant success since its launch in 2013 under the leadership of Steve Roper and Mark Hart.  It is testament to this success that funding has been agreed for a further three years and I look forward to our continued partnership with Warwick University in this area.”


ERC Dinner event held at Aston Business School – February 14th 2018 attended by Vice Chancellors Alec Cameron, Aston University (centre left), Stuart Croft, The University of Warwick (centre right), Business School Deans, ERC Directors, Stephen Roper, Mark Hart & Vicki Belt with guests from the ERC Steering Group and Funders.