The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) collaborates, researches and co-designs ideas and solutions to foster rural enterprise and unlock the potential in the UK’s rural economies.
It is a unique hub of innovation, research excellence, knowledge exchange and impact focusing on:
- Undertaking and commissioning new research to fill gaps in current knowledge of rural enterprise and innovation
- Developing practical solutions with businesses, rural communities and economic development agencies
- Providing evidence to inform better policy and support for rural businesses
NICRE works with a variety of stakeholders to take part in research and catalyse change to build stronger, more resilient rural communities and enterprise.
It brings together the strengths of its founding university partners: Centre for Rural Economy and Business School at Newcastle University, Enterprise Research Centre at Warwick University and Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire and Royal Agricultural University.