From multi-nationals to local SMEs, Aston has a long history of collaborating with businesses to drive innovation and make real change
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:
We have a host of programmes available to support you in growing your new business or established SME
We want your business to benefit from an upskilled, engaged workforce through partnership with us
We provide opportunities for you to employ skilled students and graduates, on either a short-term or permanent basis
Aston University has scooped the two biggest prizes of the 2023 Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) national awards, which recognise the people and partnerships behind the UK’s most inspiring and successful KTP projects.
Aston University is joining the University of Birmingham and multiple other delivery partners in a project called the West Midlands Health Tech Innovation Accelerator, to drive new healthcare technologies towards commercialisation.
Two Aston University cyber security experts have taken home prizes at the Midlands Women in Tech Awards 2023. Professor Vladlena Benson and Dr Anitha Chinnaswamy were awarded the Academic Award and Tech For Good Award respectively.
Aston University supports Sarissa to scale-up their production line processes to ensure their stroke detection device can enter clinical trials
Rimilia partnered with Aston University to develop an intelligent financial management software tool.