In 2020 Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and Vilnius University Business School announced a new research partnership based around the institutions’ shared focus and expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship and family business. It puts in place an initial two-year agreement which will see LUMS establish a base on the Vilnius Business School campus to pursue opportunities for collaborative research and support for high-growth businesses.


Research, Engagement and Delivery Research Center (R-E-D) is a branded LUMS base on the campus of Vilnius University to provide a platform for local research, engagement and potentially teaching delivery:

  • Facilitate, coordinate and promote collaborative research activities, contribute to research culture at VU BS;
  • Organise and promote international mobility, knowledge exchange, contribute to the potential of both institutions LUMS and VUBS;
  • Engage with local entrepreneurs and family businesses in the region, help grow spin-offs located at the Sunrise Valley campus and outside Vilnius;
  • Collaborate around different foundations to develop economic development interventions strengthen LUMS’ reach into global entrepreneurial communities;
  • Develop executive education courses, new, deeper research, engagement oriented initiatives linked to the entrepreneurial ecosystem;
  • Develop links between Lancaster and Vilnius universities at a broader, institutional level, including in areas such as health, social and environmental innovation.

Main areas of activities:

  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business


For more information contact: 

Brian Gregory

Teaching Fellow, Director – Entrepreneur in Residence Programme

Lancaster University Management School



Prof Marwan Izzeldin PhD SFHEA

Professor of Financial Econometrics

Department of Economics

Director of Engagement




Professor Saule Maciukaite-Zviniene

Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development

Business School

Vilnius University


Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies. More information