About the centre

About ACE

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 are an internationally-recognised leader in scholarly research on entrepreneurship.

Our team is led by Per Davidsson, one of the most highly-regarded entrepreneurship scholars in the world, and includes international and national academics covering a range of specialities.

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

Research with impact

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) are helping 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, such as seniors and mining.

Sharing knowledge

We make research-based knowledge accessible to business, media and government.

You can keep up to date with all our news and events on the ACE Blog, where we share information on upcoming workshops and seminars, opportunities at the centre, insights and achievements.

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

Our history

Founded in 2010, ACE expands and develops research previously undertaken by the QUT Business School’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cluster, which was established in 2006.