Strategy Enterprise & Innovation

  • Postal address

    Portland Street, Richmond Building

    PO1 3DE Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Our world is changing at an incredible pace, fuelled by new technologies, innovative management structures and new ideas. The Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (SEI) subject group is focussed on developing ideas that strengthen organisations – from entrepreneurial start-ups to national governments – and help them grow.

We work with major organisations around the world, including the Royal Air Force (RAF) – and for the past 7 years, we've helped the RAF develop new leadership and technological strategies to deal with emerging threats.

Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with businesses and other organisations and applied to the real business issues they face. Our research activities are led by four renowned Professors in their fields: Martina Battisti, David Pickernell, Paul Trott and Diego Vasquez-Brust.

Recent projects have used an applied research approach with several firms from the food industry to develop new products – including new oat-based food products and new food packaging made from plant waste. We're also researching sustainability education in Argentina, which is influencing the national curriculum, and studying the challenges and opportunities facing female entrepreneurs in the European Union (EU).

Our research and innovation work has been funded by organisations and institutions including the EU, the Federation of Small Businesses, and ANZAM-BAM. We've also worked with many companies on successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Innovation management
  • Small business and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability and business
  • Risk and security management

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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