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Dr David Bozward

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Strategic Lead for Entrepreneurship

Worcester Business School

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tel: 01905 54 2197

Dr. David Bozward is a serial technology entrepreneur, educator, mentor and authority on international youth entrepreneurship and education with over 20 years entrepreneurial business experience.

David is currently strategic lead for Entrepreneurship within Worcester Business School, developing an inclusive environment for developing entrepreneurs and growing businesses. He is Programme Leader for BA Entrepreneurship, a three year degree which develops the student as an entrepreneur, a business owner and also a responsible leader. He also organises extra curricular activities supporting student entrepreneurship across the university.

Since joining the University of Worcester, David has evolved the entrepreneurship curriculum, developing new degree programmes, course pathways and business incubation for students and graduates. David teaches on a range of Entrepreneurship modules throughout the University. He inspires students across numerous disciplines with thought provoking, insightful and instantly usable techniques. David stimulates students to understand the implementation of entrepreneurship forging together theory and practice through work based learning and external stakeholder interactions.

In the last year he has developed a portfolio of open education resources in collaboration with Beijing Foreign Studies University, which provides case studies and digital learning material for the entrepreneurship curriculum. His research interests includes entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial networks.

Before joining the University, through national entrepreneurship campaigns, he has developed a network of student led Enterprise Societies, which covers over 200 UK education institutions with a membership of over 40,000 students. He has also worked with students and educators in over 114 institutions, providing unique consultancy on extra-curricular enterprise skills development.

An international thought leader in developing youth entrepreneurship, David has advised the UK Governments, is an expert at the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture and has led discussions in the UK, EU and China. In 2016 he was named as one of the UK’s top 100 ‘Maserati ‘ entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship Course Leader named among Britain’s top 100 business leaders supporting young talent alongside the likes of John Caudwell, co-founder of Phones4U,and easyjet founder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou". Read more

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Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Social Enterprise
  • Small Business Management
  •  SME Growth

Research Areas:

  • Traits of an entrepreneurial networks
  •  Economic impact of entrepreneurial networks
  •  Entrepreneurial skills requirement of SME’s
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) 




Bozward, D. & Rogers-Draycott, M.C. (2017) Value Creation Programmes: Lessons from an Early Stage Implementation. In: ISBE Conference 2017, 8th -9th November, Belfast. 

Bozward, D. & Rogers-Draycott, M.C. (2017) Developing a Staged Competency Based Approach to Enterprise Creation. In: 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Regional Development, 31st August - 1st September, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Bozward, D. (2017) Generation Z: Communications & Engagement. [Lecture] Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce President’s Lecture Series, University of Worcester, Worcester, 9th March. 

Bozward, D. (2017) What Does an Investor Want from a Startup? [Lecture] nor(DEV):con 2017, Norwich, 23rd to 25th February. 

Bozward D. & Simmons E. (2016) Using Innovative open source approaches to delivery of enterprise education, IEEC, Liverpool, 7th - 9th September. 

Bozward D. & Walton N., (2016) Educating Entrepreneurs with Open Source Material & the Business Model Canvas, Venturefest West Midlands, 23rd June. 

Bozward D. (2016) SFEDI/IOEE Best Practice Event for the Enterprise Community [Lecture] University of Worcester, Worcester, 22nd June. 

Bozward D. (2016) International Best Practice Enterprise Teaching Workshop, Tianjin Urban Construction Management Vocational Technology College, China, 3rd June. 

Bozward D. (2016) The 4th China-EU Youth Policy Dialogue & Expert Seminar on Youth Issues - Approaches Youth Organisations Reach Young people, Suzhou, China, 31st May – 1st June, General Rapporteur 

Bozward D. (2016) Social Enterprise. Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal, Volume 1, Issue SI-ETC, June 

Bozward D., Watts H. & Bell R. (2016) Educating Entrepreneurs with Open Source Material, Worcester, 22nd May. 

Bozward D., T. Williamson T. & Price A. (2014) “Engaging students and staff with enterprise education: good practice and support”, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Employability Conference, London, 29th May. 

Bozward D. (2014) “European youth portal and new media programme” China-EU High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD) - Second Round Beijing, 6th September. 

Bozward D. (2013) “General Rapporteur Session” EU-China seminar on Youth entrepreneurship, Brussels, 25th -27th November. 

Bozward D. (2013) Enterprise Alliance Consultation Report - Future Sustainability of Enterprise Education and Entrepreneurship Support within Universities. Enterprise Alliance. 15th November. 

Bozward D.V. (2013) “Peer Led Student Enterprise Development - Research and Framework Update” Poster IEEC, Sheffield, 11th – 13th September. 

Bozward D.V., Penwarden B. & Depinay J.M. (2013) “Identifying key drivers for growth and development in student-led groups with a focus on enterprise/ entrepreneurship in Higher/ Further Education Institutions” ISBE. Cardiff, 12th - 13th November. 

Bozward D.V. (2012) “Sales techniques needed to start a business” National Student Enterprise Conference, Aston University, 18th – 19th February. 

Bozward, D. (2011) The Motivated Entrepreneur. Birmingham. Available from: 

Bozward, D. & Sodergren, D. (2010) Make Your Passion A Success. Birmingham. Available from: 

Bozward D. (2010) “How do you engage with students?” International Conference on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Cardiff, 1st – 3rd September. 

Bozward D. (2009) “Creating a Flying Start Workshop” International Conference on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Edinburgh, 2nd – 4th September. 

Bozward D.V., Priyanto T., & Brewster R.L. (1995) "Investigation of Intra-cellular Toriodal Sectorisation in a DS-CDMA Cellular System" Fifth IEE Conference on Telecommunications, Brighton, 26-29th March. 

Bozward D.V., Brewster R.L. (1994) "Variable Chip Duration Spread Spectrum Modulation" IEE Colloquium on Spread Spectrum techniques for radio communication systems, London, 15th April. 

Bozward D.V., Brewster R.L. (1993) "Techniques to Improve the Capacity of a DS-CDMA System" IEE Colloquium on Spread Spectrum techniques for radio communication systems, London, 27th April. 

Bozward D.V., Brewster R.L. (1993) "Efficient Optical Code Division Multiple Access Local Area Networks" European Optical Conference, Berlin, 6th April.





External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Expert of the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture.
Non-Executive Director of Technology Startups