Over two-thirds of our research-active academics are involved to some degree with business-related activities and our cutting-edge research across all funder channels contributes £885M to the economy annually. Every £1 million invested in research at the University results in an additional economic output of £5 million.
We have created an effective innovation ecosystem at the University of Birmingham, to enable the most impactful social and economic change by delivering innovative products and services. Our academics work effectively with business through a range of meaningful knowledge exchange activities, while at the same time, acting as a commercial function for the University, to generate income through our business work.
Alongside our research collaboration activities, there are a number of other business services we offer, such as academic consultancy, spinouts, IP and licensing and business incubation.
Get in touch
If you have a current business issue that you would like support with, be it in research and development, refocusing your business strategy, understanding how to get involved with innovation sectors, or you would like more understanding of the Industrial Strategy funds and how to access them, then please do get in touch.
Addressing business issues
We offer a number of support initiatives for businesses, from sector specific regional impact programmes for SMEs to strategic R&D projects funded by Innovate UK, such as Smart grants and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). KTPs are a mechanism which embeds knowledge and expertise from the University, via a Graduate, into the business, in order to deliver impact and productivity to the bottom line; and are available for companies of any size.
If you are a University of Birmingham Academic and would like to speak with a Business Engagement Partner please get in touch to begin the conversation with our team.