Dr David Bozward

Principal Lecturer in Entrepreneurship


Principal Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Contact details


Tel: 01285 652531


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 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.

David joined RAU from  the University of Worcester, where he evolved the entrepreneurship curriculum, developing a new degree programme, course pathways and business incubation for students and graduates.

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.


Research Areas:

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


Teaching Areas:

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


  • 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 [Link]
  • 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. [Link]
  • Bozward, D. & Sodergren, D. (2010) Make Your Passion A Success. Birmingham. [Link]
  • 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.