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Across the Faculty of Professions, to which the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre belong, we conduct world-class research that is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Universities internationally.

Research themes

Our research activities cover 4 key areas.  We specialise in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Project Management and Complex Systems.

Find out more about our research themes and the academic staff who lead these specialisations.

Our researchers 

The Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre is the home of many internationally renowned academic staff along with visiting and Adjunct Professors and Fellows.


Adjunct professors

  • Professor Thomas Joerg Baaken
  • Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk 
  • Associate Professor Piet Beukman
  • Dr Leonie Hallo
  • Dr Karlson (Charlie) James Hargroves
  • Associate Professor Anton Jordaan
  • Professor Patricia McDougall-Covin, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor Laurence Murray Gillin
  • Professor Göran Roos
  • Associate Professor John Sing
  • Mr Simon John Cameron Williams