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

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.

Sharing knowledge

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

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.