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The Centre receives Higher Education Team Enterprise Award

Winners of HE Team Enterprise category @Bristol_Innov with sponsor @SimplyDoIdeas @willwebberley. Source:

7 September 2018

The HE Team Enterprise award recognises the team’s exceptional work supporting individuals in developing the mindset and capabilities for an entrepreneurial future.

Each year, the National Enterprise Educators Awards (NEEA) are announced as part of the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC). We were among the three awards finalists for the HE Team Enterprise award and, at the 6 September Gala Dinner in Leeds, were honored to learn we had won!

NEEA Tweet - HE Team Enterprise Award

The Higher Education (HE) Team Enterprise award recognises teams delivering exceptional initiatives that support individuals in developing the mindset and capabilities for an entrepreneurial future (NEEA 2018). 

Winners of HE Team Enterprise category @Bristol_Innov with sponsor @SimplyDoIdeas @willwebberley. Source:
Winners of HE Team Enterprise category @Bristol_Innov with award sponsor @SimplyDoIdeas  @willwebberley. Source:

At the Centre, strong Entrepreneurship Education (Ent Ed) underpins our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. In addition to the work of our team, we collaborate across a wide network of educators, start-up founders, enterprise support organisations and thought leaders.

We have also worked to bring Ent Ed to other parts of the University. Through the Innovation and Enterprise strand of Bristol Futures, we collaborated on an open online course in innovation and enterprise that has reached over 1200 people both internally and external of the University. We have worked with the Faculty of Engineering to redesign and deliver an ‘Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise’ unit and with the Computer Science Department on two units in High-Tech Enterprise and Business Planning.

What all these examples have in common is collaboration. We couldn’t (nor would we want to!) do it alone. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a thank you to our students, teaching and support staff throughout the University for your energy and support; to our incredible network of experts who graciously share their time and talents; and to our team for your hard work, creativity and dedication to our mission of empowering people with the skills and knowledge in innovation and entrepreneurship to make significant positive change. Together.

Here's to looking ahead to year three!

Further information

According to NEEA, the National Enterprise Educators Awards "recognise excellence within enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK higher and further education. The aim is to reward and celebrate those who have demonstrated an exceptional and inspirational commitment to supporting student and graduate entrepreneurship.”

The Centre was just one of many deserving teams and individuals working to support and develop the next generation of entrepreneurs (and intrapreneurs). We would like to thank NEEA for showcasing their work and congratulate all of the finalists and winners of the 2018 NEEA awards.

The Centre would especially like to congratulate University of Bristol alumnus Will Pritchard  (BSc Social Policy, 2012), nominated as a finalist in the Individual Enterprise Catalyst category for his work as Entrepreneur in Residence at Keele University.

See the NEEA website for the full list of winners and nominees.

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