Business Engagement

We offer a wide range of business services with a proven track record of success – it's one of the reasons why we've been named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian. Working in tandem with firms and entrepreneurs, we drive innovation, productivity and growth in the economy. 

Enterprise and knowledge exchange have been central to our mission since our beginnings as Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895. Today, our research informs regional and national Government policy. Our academics tackle real-world challenges, so whether you’re a big thinker with a new business idea, an ambitious SME or an international corporation, we want to hear from you.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to work with us, and our programmes have already helped hundreds of organisations across the UK by:

  • solving business challenges through consultancy
  • accessing cutting-edge facilities
  • investing in intellectual property
  • extending your capabilities by upskilling your workforce
  • accelerating your growth with industry-leading expertise
  • bringing new ideas and talent to your business through our students.

Our SME growth programmes have:

Helped 791 local SMEs and 1,000 entrepreneurs

Created 650 jobs in the West Midlands

Resulted in £120m of additional revenue

Provided a 28% boost in productivity for participating businesses

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To discuss opportunities including funding and industrial collaboration opportunities, sharing and commercialising our research and expertise, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and CASE awards, simply complete the form below.

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