Business with Birmingham

Tailored for Business

Our business services include the Birmingham Business Club, contract research, consultancy, access to intellectual property for licensing, Spinout companies and funded support to name just a few.


We use our research expertise to solve tomorrow's problems today.

Whether you are a large corporate organisation or a small business, and whether you require a short term solution or have a long term project in mind, you can tap into the world-class expertise at the University of Birmingham.

We are constantly making exciting breakthroughs in areas such as medicine, engineering, materials, energy, heritage and social policy - and then making them available to the people who benefit the most.

Business Services

Birmingham Business Club

Sign up to Birmingham Business Club and network with other businesses, learn more about the ways the University can support your growth and keep up-to-date with the latest thinking on topical issues.

Register today by filling in our very short form under Contact Us.
(Please write Birmingham Business Club in the Subject box).

A member of our team will contact you shortly. 

Download presentations from the recent Breakfast Club event on 23rd April 2015:

'Health and wellbeing: How to keep your workforce motivated.' 

Accelerate your business with EU funding

There is a new raft of EU funding worth £6.5 billion specifically earmarked for SMEs. 100's of businesses came to the University on 18th February 2015 to hear about the simplified application process, how you can use funding to take your ideas to market, and gain practical advice and information to grow your business.

Download the slides from the Bridging Business and Research event.

Intellectual property licences

We have a varied portfolio of medical, biomedical, engineering and environmental patents available for licensing. So whether it's a life changing vaccine or a piece of time-saving technology, our intellectual property could become your company's crowning glory.

Objective expert consultancy

We can send you the brightest minds from a wide range of scientific disciplines to help boost your organisation's knowledge and resources.

Collaborative projects and partnerships

We can work with you to develop strategic, collaborative partnerships involving other universities, businesses, public sector bodies, government and other funders to achieve a common and shared goal.

Contract R&D

Join forces with our researchers to work on your organisation's specific research and development needs.

State-of-the-art equipment, testing and analysis

Utilise our state-of-the-art scientific equipment or train members of your team on a particular technique. Our researchers are on hand to offer technical support, problem solving and help with product development.

Access to funding

We can help you navigate your way through the various funding opportunities available and find you a suitable academic partner to work with.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Enter a three-way knowledge transfer partnership with the University and a high calibre graduate to work on a project for a period of between 18 months and 3 years.

Student internships, placements and graduate recruitment

We offer a range of opportunities for you to promote your graduate and undergraduate vacancies to our students, from structured part-time work, internships and placements to graduate employment.

Business accommodation

If you are looking for office space to house your organisation Birmingham Research Park on the University campus offers purpose built accommodation for companies seeking to work in research, development and training.

Conferencing facilities

If you are hosting conferences, meetings or events, our Conference Park has first class facilities. The campus boasts its own art gallery, concert hall and railway station all within minutes of Birmingham City Centre.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We can train your key personnel through one of our Continuing Professional Development courses.

Contact Us

For a fresh perspective on a problem or challenge contact the business engagement team at the University of Birmingham.

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 8635