Birmingham City University offer extensive support for businesses through our portfolio of funded and non-funded Knowledge Transfer packages that we can offer to business. These are:
Natalie Lewis : Knowledge Transfer Professional, Committed To Supporting Lead Generation For Innovation And Enterprise Businesses Brokerage, On Behalf Of The University.
Birmingham City University has over 25,000 students and 2,600 staff. The University offers a comprehensive range of knowledge transfer and business service products that provide innovative solutions to support SMEs and large organisations, regionally and nationally. Birmingham City University has worked with over a thousand companies and managed over £30million in funding which has directly benefitted many these businesses. With a track record spanning over sixteen years working at the University, Natalie is fully aware of the critical issues affecting companies striving to remain competitive. But help is available!
Birmingham City University is one of the UK’s leading Universities for delivering a diverse range of Knowledge Transfer products and services, designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, KEEN and Innovate for Advantage are three of the many programmes that create a unique working relationship between a business and University, that provide a business with academic expertise and high-calibre graduate talent. Each project is designed and developed bespoke for each business, and are an affordable way to address business improvement activities, strategic to businesses that deliver real (£) tangible benefits back in to the business.
The benefits I’ve witnessed, over the many years of being associated with these KT programmes, have been hugely beneficial with many companies, who go on to collaborate on future follow on knowledge transfer projects with the University. Many businesses utilise this business engagement process with the University as an effective ‘graduate recruitment’ and succession planning strategy in order to help embed new knowledge and graduate talent within their organisations”
Natalie Lewis, MInstKT
Knowledge Transfer Manager,
Research, Innovation & Enterprise (RIE)
Birmingham City University
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham, B5 5JU