Driving economic growth

At Birmingham our research is not just a matter of abstract discovery but has a tangible impact on society and drives economic growth. Many of the exciting breakthroughs made here in medicine, engineering, energy and social science are making a difference to our everyday lives. 

Recent research at Birmingham has led to the development of new cancer drugs, innovative materials used in aerospace and automotive industries and better techniques to help budding entrepreneurs to succeed in business. We work closely with businesses to turn these academic ideas into something that benefits society. These partnerships drive innovation in business and ensure our research is relevant and up to date.


Researcher, working with major aerospace manufacturers to develop novel materials and resource-efficient processes for high-value manufacturing.



Birmingham Business School expert in leadership and enterprise development


Researching new diagnostic techniques and pioneering the use of synthetic biology in industry.