About

About the centre

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) is the leading hub in Australia for research-based knowledge in entrepreneurship, with interests extending into adjacent areas such as innovation and small business.

We expand and continue to develop entrepreneurship research initiated at the QUT Business School in 2005 and are an internationally-recognised leader in scholarly research on entrepreneurship.

ACE manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Australia, and is a member of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

Our Centre is led by Director, Professor Martin Obschonka, with the support of The Talbot Family Foundation Chair, Professor Per Davidsson.

Sharing knowledge

We make research-based knowledge accessible to business, media and government.  Entrepreneurs, business advisors, governments and non-profit organisations can draw on our expertise in their efforts to design policies, start businesses, innovate and improve performance.

Large-scale projects like the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) help us assess entrepreneurial activity in Australia. We’re discovering what works and doesn’t work for Australian start-ups. Our more specialised projects are helping segments of the population and industry.

Our short vignettes provide business and policy advice to practitioners, while our in-depth industry reports contain the key findings and data.

Conferences and events

We host and present a range of events throughout the year for practitioners and academics.  One of the main events of our annual calendar is the The annual Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) conference provides a supportive forum for entrepreneurship academics and research students to share insights and network.

The conference attracts exceptional speakers from around the world. It’s an opportunity for entrepreneurship academics and research students to share insights into academia and the research process, and network in a supportive environment.

Study with us

If you’re passionate about entrepreneurship, and want to explore ideas, create knowledge and become an expert, why not join our team of PhD and masters students?  Our supervisors are leaders in their fields and offer exceptional mentoring support. You’ll be part of a vibrant research culture, with regular seminars and workshops.  Send your CV and proposed research topic to the QUT Business School Research Support Office and we can match you with a supervisor.

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Contact us

Contact us on 3138 2035  or ace.business@qut.edu.au for more information.