The enterprise university

Our enterprise aim

Our aim is to become the enterprise university, truly 'business-engaging' and delivering outstanding economic, social and cultural benefits from our collective knowledge. Pivotal in a city acknowledged as the enterprise capital of the South West.

This means:

  • creating a sustainable new model for an enterprise-led university where innovation and creativity, together with responsible business practice, underpin all our activities
  • building on our demonstrable enterprise track record and our range of services for business, the public sector and community
  • embedding a spirit of enterprise at the heart of every facet of the University, being attuned to the transformational priorities of the city and the region, meeting the needs of our stakeholders and enhancing our students' experience and employability
  • intimately connecting our teaching and research with the practicalities of the real world - supporting innovation and enhancing competitiveness in local, regional and global businesses, and bringing research outputs to an international audience.

As the enterprise university we will enable:

  • individuals engaged with the University to develop personal and transferable enterprise qualities including leadership, resourcefulness and persistence
  • organisations engaged with the University to be more enterprising whether their enterprise is economic, social or cultural.

Enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation with University of Plymouth

A film explaining the large range of opportunities available with University of Plymouth for business growth, including the Formation Zone, Innovation Centres and the GAIN project.

Enterprise at University of Plymouth

Find out more about how we are the enterprise university and what we can offer you if you study with us.

Enterprise Solutions

Your gateway to accessing the University of Plymouth’s entire range of expertise, services and facilities. View our video to discover how collaborating with our experts can drive innovation and success for your business.


The Media and Communications team produces a range of in-house publications that capture life at University of Plymouth and the people who make the place tick.

Download copies of our magazines

Cornwall Enterprise Institute

The Cornwall Enterprise Programme is a joint venture between the University of Plymouth and Cornwall College which will drive a "new economic dynamism" through harnessing the enterprise and entrepreneurship talent in the county.

Find out more about the Cornwall Enterprise Intitute

Enactus Plymouth

Enactus Plymouth is part of a worldwide non-profit organisation, active in more than 1600 universities in 38 countries, with 50 teams in the UK alone.

Our ethos is to build entrepreneurial solutions to change people’s lives. We want to make a difference and care about the people in our community.

Find out more about how to get involved with Enactus Plymouth