The National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) supports higher education to build its entrepreneurial future. Working with universities, its senior leadership and practitioners we provide a range of services ensuring UK higher education remains at the forefront of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Supporting organisations to develop their entrepreneurial capacity we see the impact of innovative and inspiring activities led by enterprising staff and graduates equipped for an ever changing world.
- To be an international leader in enterprise and entrepreneurship
- To be the partner of first choice for UK HE institutions in developing the entrepreneurial university concept
- To seek opportunities to engage more widely within the business and education sectors in support of the NCEE mission
Our aims are supported by the following objectives:
- Developing and assessing the entrepreneurial university concept
- Delivering innovative learning opportunities across three core areas i. Leadership and Management ii. Academic Entrepreneurship iii. Individual (including graduate) Entrepreneurship
The National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) uses its networks, partners and resources to stimulate and encourage a more entrepreneurial education and support sector to create the opportunities for more individuals and organisations to develop the capacities they need for an entrepreneurial future. NCEE is the trading name for National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE), which was created in 2004. Since its formation NCEE has collaborated with many partners and organizations across the UK and internationally on a wide range of activities and projects.
NCEE has been integral in the development of the Entrepreneurial University concept through the flagship Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme (EULP), a development programme for senior university leaders which aids them to appreciate the relevance and benefits of entrepreneurship within the university context, as well as its application. They also sponsor the Times Higher Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award.
NCEE also supports enterprise education through the International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme (IEEP) specifically designed to support those promoting, facilitating and leading enterprise education, and through running the annual International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) with EEUK.
NCEE has had significant involvement in developing and supporting enterprise talent development and startup programmes. The Enterprise Champions Project in the North West region of England, which was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, was led by NCEE and resulted in 361 graduate startups. Over the last few years NCEE has also supported startup programmes in Nigeria and is now working on the development of enterprise programmes in China.