We collaborate, research and co-design ideas and solutions to foster rural enterprise and unlock the potential in the UK’s rural economies.NICRE - logo promo.png

We’re a unique hub of innovation, research excellence, knowledge exchange and impact focusing on:

  • Undertaking and commissioning new research to fill gaps in current knowledge of rural enterprise and innovation
  • Developing practical solutions with businesses, rural communities and economic development agencies
  • Providing evidence to inform better policy and support for rural businesses

We work with a variety of stakeholders to take part in research and catalyse change to build stronger, more resilient rural communities and enterprise.