Innovating with business to deliver impact across research and education

Our team of business-focused experts work across all sectors, geographies and business sizes. From supporting student placements and graduate employment to helping business get involved in our innovations to achieve their own goals. We are here for collaboration across R&D and your business strategy. We also identify and licence out our own intellectual property, set up spinout companies, and provide academic consultancy services.

We also provide leading CPD with Degree Apprenticeships, leadership qualifications and a strong focus on digital skills for business and the public sector, working with all organisations to reduce skills shortages and skills gaps across the region and beyond.

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UoB Enterprise

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A dedicated team managing technology transfer, academic consultancy, spinout companies, IP and business incubation.

Research Partnerships

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Discover our effective innovation ecosystem which enables impactful, social and economic change by delivering stand-out products and services.

Business Support Services

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We offer a number of support initiatives such as smart grants and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - embedding University expertise via graduates, into businesses.

Degree Apprenticeships

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Combining world-class study with invaluable on-the-job training and research-led training and development.


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We provide free, bespoke support to eligible businesses across the West Midlands and beyond.

Innovation Facilities

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Discover and access our leading-edge facilities with experts on hand offering technical support, problem-solving and help with product development.


Get in touch

If you have a challenge facing your business, or want to discuss a collaborative project, please get in touch and join us in driving innovative collaborations.

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Birmingham Academics

Academics who would like more information about consultancy, patenting, spinouts, enterprise training, or incubation services, please contact University of Birmingham Enterprise

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