For our academics

The University of Birmingham’s Business Engagement team is here to accelerate industry and academic collaborations, providing greater impact for research outputs and delivering solutions to real-world challenges. We work closely with key regional, national and global partners to develop meaningful strategic business and industry partnerships for mutual benefit. 

The Business Engagement team can help in many ways: from relationship management, to budgeting, contracts and costing. Through our comprehensive services, we are here to make our academics' life simpler by allowing them to focus solely on their research.

Professor Tim Dafforn

Professor of Biotechnology

“Working collaboratively with business has become an ever more important part of academic life. The BE team make this easy, providing high-quality support for all aspects of the process.”

Each College has a dedicated team of Business Engagement Partners. This ensures that they are perfectly positioned to spot potential links between an academic’s work and business’s needs. In addition to our global research activities, the team has an International Business Engagement Partner dedicated to developing opportunities in Asia.

To speak to the Business Engagement Partner for your College, please visit our contact page