Futures Centre


Futures is a resource-led and research-led centre realising the vision of Plymouth University as an enterprising, research-driven academic institution. In Futures we advocate inspiring and responsible entrepreneurship. Our major goal is to enable individuals and organisations to innovate and thrive responsibly and in accordance with the needs of society as a whole. We achieve this by creating new opportunities for students and businesses, improving livelihoods and challenging traditional expectations regarding wealth and doing business. We are a team of experts who nurture and educate the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, entrepreneurs who understand their connection with the world and the local community.

By producing expert world-class interdisciplinary research, and creating unique entrepreneurial teaching and learning opportunities, 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.

The Futures Entrepreneurship Centre is driven by the desire to instil and develop entrepreneurial skills of students within the Faculty of Business and across the wider University.

Everything we do at Futures is guided by six principles:

Community, Collaboration, Inclusivity,

Responsibility, Opportunity and Prosperity

Futures Brochure
Futures is a hub of innovative business teaching and research. Futures has business as its focus, and sustainability at its heart – dedicated to equipping you with the skill, resources and knowledge you need to shape your vision into reality.

The centre also offers

– an annual programme of extra curricular, entrepreneurship and enterprise opportunities for students

– certified workshops for start-ups and small and medium businesses

Mast House, Home of the Futures Centre

The centre also runs the Beta Enterprise Programme to offer both funding and support to students wishing to kick start their business ideas.

The centre also takes part in a number of projects  and undertakes research in areas of entrepreneurship, sustainability, social enterprise and development.


This blog is tracking the progress of the centre, providing detailed editorial on different aspect of Futures and its work, such as reviews and editorial pieces on workshop, events and current research.


If you have any questions or want to know more about any of the content published on this blog do not hesitate to contact us on: futurescentre@plymouth.ac.uk

At FUTURES, we believe in pushing the boundaries, in doing things differently and in striving to develop environmentally and socially sustainable business practices. 

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Futures Entrepreneurship Centre connecting students, academics, researchers, start-ups, businesses and entrepreneurs

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