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Kirsten promotes Innovation & Entrepreneurship on CNN

When asked ‘is entrepreneurship actually something that you can teach?’ Dr. Kirsten Cater, Academic Director of Bristol University’s Centre for Innovation, tells CNN Money, the aim is to create a unique environment:

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“You can teach students the skills, the tools, the techniques to become entrepreneurs. But, more importantly, you need to create the environment and the ecosystem to allow them to flourish, allow them the opportunities to fail and then learn from that failure and to also have experiences with successful entrepreneurs.”

The University of Bristol launched the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship this autumn with an inaugural cohort of 55 undergraduate students, and it’s gaining international attention.