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Creating Economic Resilience: harnessing entrepreneurialism, work and enterprise in Sheffield city region

The Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED) is set to host an academic/practitioner forum and conduct an accompanying study examining economic resilience in the Sheffield City Region. Funding to do this has been awarded from HEFCE’s HEIF4 Knowledge Transfer Rapid Response Fund.  

By involving key regional stakeholders, the project aims to inform public policy debates relating to entrepreneurialism, work and enterprise. The two-day forum to be held at the University of Sheffield will bring together stakeholders from academia, industry and government to facilitate knowledge exchange and the sharing of good practice. The second day will specifically focus on the needs of the Sheffield City Region and the challenges it faces. Together the forum will explore how these challenges might be better addressed though collaboration between relevant local stakeholder groups (including the local universities, regional and city councils, enterprise agencies and other relevant private and public sector organisations). The second phase of this proposal will develop a programme of research building on the outcomes from the forum. The research will examine the challenges facing the Sheffield City Region, and specifically the role of entrepreneurialism, work and enterprise, and make recommendations regarding how to better harness economic growth. Ultimately the project aims to make an evidence-based impact on policy-making in the Sheffield City Region by establishing a deeper understanding about entrepreneurialism, work and enterprise that will also be relevant to other city regions across the UK.


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