Futures Entrepreneurship Centre

Inspiring responsible entrepreneurship

Futures enables individuals and organisations to innovate and thrive responsibly.

We achieve this by:

  • creating opportunities
  • improving livelihoods
  • challenging expectations.

We are:

  • connecting and collaborating locally, nationally and globally
  • nurturing and educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
  • researching for the future of entrepreneurship
  • advocating responsible entrepreneurship.

Who we are:

Based at MAST House, the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre is part of the Plymouth Business School. It was created to produce world-class interdisciplinary research, and advance unique entrepreneurial teaching and learning opportunities.

What we do:

Our aim at Futures is to enable opportunities, improve livelihoods and incite prosperity. We develop enterprising competencies and an entrepreneurial mind-set among students, graduates, universities, communities and organisations, tackling socio-economic problems worldwide through high quality research and enhancing mutual relations between people. We enhance the economic potential of the Southwest region in the UK, boost employability, and enable innovation and transformation of business and societal structures, both locally and globally.

How we do it:

  • By building academic expertise around social entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation.
  • By collaborating with partners to increase the impact of our research.
  • By applying the findings of our research in a practical and tangible manner.
  • By implementing thoughtfully developed programmes for students, communities and professionals to enhance employability and entrepreneurial performance.

Futures has a mission and academic statement. Download the statement in PDF format.

Everything we do at Futures is guided by six principles.

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Facts and figures

  • Our work has supported over 17,000 people

  • We have work with over 300 organizations from the public, private, social enterprise and community sector covering all parts of the economy

  • Over 4,000 pupils in 26 schools have been engaged on entrepreneurship and business related themes

  • Our advice helped clients secured contracts worth over £5 million

  • Over 700 students delivered consultancy projects to 66 local businesses

  • Over £100,000 of social investment secured to help local social enterprises grow


Read our blog

Track the progress of the centre on our blog, which provides detailed editorial on different aspect of Futures and its work, such as reviews and editorial pieces on workshops and events run by the centre though the year.

Our blog