National Centre for Universities and Business members
- Published: Saturday, 28 September 2013 12:01
- Written by Graeme Pratt
Amongst the UK’s most pressing economic problems is the profound disparities in economic performance between different regions.
The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has grown a global reputation as a model for successful collaborative research.
A collaboration between the University of Nottingham and law firm Browne Jacobson LLP has led to a “transformational impact” on how the firm drafts insurance policies.
Teesside University’s School of Health and Life Sciences and Maria Mallaband Care Group are working together to train care assistants to become Nursing Associates.
In response to Covid-19, UWE Bristol has launched a Digital Innovation Fund to help businesses to innovate during these turbulent times.
The University of Sussex is working with TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, which aims to commercialise products for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of neurodegenerative diseases.
Loughborough University has worked with the Cabinet Office and Airbox Systems to provide surface water flood nowcasting for the UK Government’s new ResilienceDirect mapping platform.
SMEs can benefit from fully-funded University of Nottingham expertise through a programme to help economic recovery.
Businesses can collaborate with universities in a variety of ways, spanning a few hours’ expert advice, specialist teams working on long-term projects and access to world-class R&D facilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a first-class opportunity for innovation to shine.
In a partnership spanning seven years, Durham University and IBM have been working together in key areas such as research, teaching and learning, recruitment, and other outreach activities.
Academic collaboration with industry is becoming increasingly important, with the evolution of REF and the significance attached to impact.
Research undertaken by Loughborough University’s CREST – in partnership with STA and Advance Further Energy – reveals the positive impacts of domestic smart energy technologies.
Loughborough University telecare startup was selected for Techforce 19, to find digital solutions to support the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Executive Interviews embarked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which link a business with an academic or research organisation and a graduate, with the Open University.
The University of Surrey will lead a SEPnet project to launch collaborative PhD opportunities with SMEs.
For decades, Rolls-Royce has collaborated with experts from academia, progressing the science and understanding that underpins its product base in fiercely competitive global markets.
The Partnership for Innovation in Education project is an innovative and collaborative initiative.
Mae'r prosiect Partneriaeth Arloesi ym myd Addysg yn fenter arloesol a chydweithredol a ariennir gan Gyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru
A novel system that preserves the condition of donor organs for longer, is easy to transport and affordable, has been developed by Newcastle University and ScubaTx™.
The Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) allowed education and industry partners to establish strategic relationships through short term placements
Roedd y Rhaglen Cy-ddealltwriaeth strategol (SIP) yn caniatáu i bartneriaid addysg a diwydiant sefydlu perthynas strategol drwy leoliadau tymor byr
The University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate high-quality research-led innovation at all levels.
The Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) allowed education and industry partners to establish strategic relationships through short term placements.
Roedd y Rhaglen Cyd-ddealltwriaeth Strategol (SIP) yn caniatáu i bartneriaid addysg a diwydiant sefydlu perthynas strategol drwy leoliadau tymor byr.
BizX, an online SME support series officially launches this month to USW's business community.
Mae BizX, cyfres cefnogi BBACH ar-lein, sy'n cael ei chyd-ddatblygu gan Jonathan Deacon (Athro marchnata, ysgol fusnes De Cymru) a Chris Wright (Rheolwr USW Exchange) yn lansio'n swyddogol y mis hwn i gymuned fusnes PDC.
Loughborough University has collaborated with leading sports equipment manufacturer Torpey as it launches the hurley of the future.
A collaboration between MMU and a local manufacturer to develop a smart mobile water metering device has won a top award for university-industry projects.
The Biosphere has welcomed yet another Newcastle University spin-out.
A new Centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University.
Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough University celebrated completion of global HQ for The Access Group at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.
Loughborough University will lead a new Government initiative to revolutionise resource management in the UK’s £32 billion chemical industry
Experts at Loughborough University have teamed up with Holland and Barrett to create a unique personalised health and fitness app.
University of Birmingham researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to under five, and delivers accurate results.
Keele University has supported the growth and development of hundreds of local businesses since its Business Gateway was launched four years ago.
Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence for Prospects at Jisc, has been monitoring the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market, particularly for graduates.
The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Keele University has launched the ‘Student Knowledge Exchange Re-imagined’ project.
Loughborough University researchers have developed a new platform technology that provides rapid screening of microorganisms in drinks,
Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, explains why now is the time to invest more, not less in research and innovation.
Keele University has partnered with key local & regional organisations to launch ambitious plans to strengthen the area’s recovery.
Greg Slabaugh, Professor of Computer Vision and AI at QMUL suggests 12 simple ways for businesses to collaborate with a university in digital and data science.
University of Birmingham researchers are working to isolate and extract COVID-19, for future anti-viral drugs.
Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Aston University, argues that Covid-19 poses new challenges. This article was first published as part of the State of the Relationship 2020 report.
Saltburn-based Peel Jones Copper Products is set to grow capacity by 15% per year thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Teesside University.
The University of Campinas in Brazil is collaborating with the University of Sussex to combat a fungal disease which has decimated cocoa production.
Birmingham City University has used a specially adapted Sage Qualifications course to help give Accounting students crucial skills for the future.
Ambiental Risk Analytics has teamed up with a newly established University of Sussex spin out company to automate the calibration of flood risk simulations.
KTPs are a cost-effective way to undertake commercially orientated R&D by accessing research expertise your organisation may not have in-house.
Alan Dalton, Professor of Materials Physics at the University of Sussex, has developed a way of producing nanomaterial inks and assembling them into coatings.
How a Loughborough University graduate startup is transforming the manufacture and distribution of prosthetic limbs.
Biopharmaceutical company Enterprise Therapeutics is working with the University of Sussex to build research and expertise in the UK’s increasingly vibrant biotechnology sector.
One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme.
Researchers at Loughborough University are working with organisations to develop environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and resilient supply chains.
Managing Partner at Elliott Associates, David Pearson, discusses why the business is a firm advocate of Degree Apprenticeships.
The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with Birmingham City Council to address skills gap.
Sheffield Hallam University has opened a research centre for developing innovations that will increase physical activity and improve population health.
AIMday is a bespoke academic-industry networking event format, which has been licenced out to 17 universities worldwide.
Highlights of an event showcasing successful industry-university partnerships at the University of Plymouth.
Examining the relationship between R&D and local economic growth seemed like a timely topic for the 9th roundtable in LSBU’s ongoing Policy Breakfast Series.
The UK’s first eMBA students to graduate on the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard are celebrating excellent results from Cranfield University.
New employees need transferable skills to adapt to the changing needs of the organisation and to fill any shortages that may arise in future.
When you team up an entrepreneur who is launching an innovative new app with an ARU academic with expertise in real-world business economics, both parties benefit.
A new £5.5m videogames and cyber security space at Abertay University has been hailed “an important investment in Scotland’s future".
A major report focused on how Scotland’s universities can improve engagement with industry and boost contribution to economic growth is underway.
The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked the global number one university business incubator by leading research and advisory firm, UBI Global.
Over the years, many companies, including numerous household names, have been launched by Loughborough graduates.
More than 200 professionals drawn from government, academia and industry will explore new collaborative opportunities.
The Translate partnership has generated a step-change in levels of collaboration with industry and healthcare.
SurreyIDEA is launching a high-tech programme to engage and inspire a younger demographic.
A new degree apprenticeship has been created to give people the skills to help the BBC and others stay ahead in a data-driven future.
CustoMem’s journey highlights the breadth and interaction of knowledge exchange and entrepreneurial support structures at Imperial College London.
With crime rates rising and the number of solved criminal cases at an all-time low, a serendipitous discovery made at Loughborough University is set to revolutionise forensic science.
Network Rail and Cranfield School of Management have agreed an educational partnership.
A University of Cambridge spin-out has commercialised a new cancer diagnostic based on cutting-edge genomics and molecular approaches.
The KTP aims to provide the team at Chatsworth with the skills needed to accurately assess the effect that the estate.
The Universities of North event in Hull proved that universities committed to working collaboratively can deliver huge benefits economically, socially and environmentally.
Queen’s University has achieved first-place in a new ranking that identifies the universities most effective at commercialising academic research.
The Centre for Global Eco-innovation was established to place Lancaster University’s environmental research at the heart of driving innovation for Clean and Sustainable Growth.
Specialist footwear company WearerTech is leading in world-class footwear for demanding environments, thanks to a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Salford.
Sheffield Hallam University has launched the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE).
For the last 20 years Network75 has seen students graduating into 100% employment after studying part-time whilst working, graduating with zero debt from fees.
Pioneering collaboration leads to the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, working across industry, academia and government.
The University of Salford has partnered with Siemens to deliver a bespoke workforce development solution addressing skills deficits in manufacturing automation.
Northumbria University and Sage welcome accountants across the England to take part in a free training and advice course in digital skills.
The University of Salford Business School is partnering with professional sports clubs to help drive fitness among fans.
Big businesses unite to launch supporters group for the creation of a new STEM-focused university in Milton Keynes, MK:U.
The University of Hertfordshire and industry leading experts BRE Group and Rothamsted Research are providing access to facilities, incubation and research to provide a unique and exciting opportunity for innovators.
Mezzo Labs and the University of Westminster’s relationship was founded on the desire to ensure industry relevance in courses and produce industry ready graduates.
Working with public and private sector partners, the Oxford University spinout company Oxbotica is helping the UK lead the way in the autonomous vehicle revolution.
The launch of the UCL AI Centre combined celebration with optimism about the many potential benefits of AI, in an important collaboration with Cisco to create the next generation of AI leadership and talent.
Supported by EIT Digital, City, University of London’s AI Research Centre and Institute for Cyber Security will lead two new doctoral training programmes.
Pearson worked with employers, employer representatives, providers and higher education institutions to develop career-focussed BTECs in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.
In the 12 months since its new head office was established in the region, HSBC UK will have generated £540 million of wealth for the West Midlands.
There is an acknowledged shortfall in the number of people educated to Levels 4 and 5 in England - the principle cause of this is the significant number of learners who are failing to progress from lower levels.
Are KTPs for established businesses, just for SMEs or for high-tech businesses? Do universities keep the IP? KTP Manager at the University of Nottingham, Paul Yeomans takes a look.
Open University's Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship was the perfect fit Youthforce to develop 'all-rounders' who can understand the small business end-to-end.
An in-depth study into the 2019 UK student population challenges persistent stereotypes.
A project between Abertay University and Poppyscotland wins award recognising outstanding commercial and student digital titles used for education or training.
The South Wales Business Clinic at the University of South Wales enables students to participate in a consultancy firm to provide advice to companies.
Kate Dixon outlines initiatives in place at Man Met enabling Technical Services to overcome the national technical skills shortage.
The project will determine whether a DEBC concept is a cost-effective way for SMEs to interact with a local university.
Internship initiative at the University of Nottingham creates job opportunities for students.
Agreement will see Cranfield University and Thales explore closer collaboration in areas such as unmanned aerial systems and digital aviation security.
City scholars embark on a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Beryl with assistance from Innovate UK.
The Open University Business Barometer shows that employers are spending £4.4 billion a year to recruit workers with the skills they need.
Working with konfer is a natural fit: Severn Trent has a proud history of working with other water companies, but there’s lots more we can learn from outside of the industry too.
The Creative Cardiff network established by Cardiff University's Creative Economy Unit is widely recognised as a model for creative collaboration.
A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Surrey is launching an inspiring innovation and digital enterprise academy, SurreyIDEA.
The partnership between the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education and Abtus Ltd won in the small-scale project category.
An innovative collaboration between universities is driving a step change in the commercialisation of research.
Games company Double Eleven has entered into a partnership with Teesside University to deliver more opportunities for graduates in the region
Recently-launched Keele Deal | Culture is a landmark agreement between Keele University and local partners to realise the full potential of the University’s cultural resources and assets.
With its first cohort of MEng students set to graduate this year, Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering has officially opened.
The debate will also focus on the vital importance of continued investment in arts and humanities and the need for close cultural partnerships between universities and the arts sector.
The University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham collaborate to support SMEs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
At the University of Portsmouth, we want to show businesses what the opportunities are and how they can take advantage of them to grow.
Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards are an excellent way to share success stories while supporting the networks that nurture new areas of work.
A creative and digital cluster housed within an award-winning building, Yr Egin brings businesses in rural West Wales together to share resources, expertise and ideas.
Lancaster University Knowledge Exchange (KE) staff are forging new ways of working across campus, while applying innovative techniques to engagement with collaborators.
Urban M collaborative project’s peer review sessions set out to analyse the relevance and transferability of maker space policies across Europe.
Leapskills workshops developed by Unite Students will offer schools and colleges resources to teach pupils about independent living.
The University of Nottingham has moved a step closer to its goal of commercialising research into developing sustainable chemicals.
Eight multi-disciplinary student teams were asked to respond to real-life challenges posed by Unilever’s Ice Cream Division.
The building will allow the University to provide first class facilities for talented students.
AstraZeneca and its global biologics R&D arm, MedImmune, have built a collaborative alliance with the University of Cambridge.
Hundreds of local businesses stand to benefit from a new space for local enterprise and entrepreneurship to be built at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Industry placements, work experience, societies or travel opportunities create candidates with the mindset that big employers like Accenture are looking for.
Five early-stage businesses scooped the 2019 Business Advantage Awards run by Leeds Beckett University.
Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe has announced a new placement programme for Queen's students.
Academics, professionals and students from Keele University are working in collaboration with local businesses to develop new products, services and processes.
Home to more than 75 companies and a workforce of over 2,200 people, LUSEP is a dynamic innovation community of start-ups, SMEs and multinationals.
University's partnership with local NHS and industry aims to use innovation to drive forward improvements in healthcare.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts at the University of Nottingham has been awarded funding to encourage and enable its students to pursue a career in the creative industries.
The Open University’s apprenticeships help address skills gaps in key areas, including digital, management, social work and nursing.
Cardiff will work with other leading universities and industry as part of the PETRAS.
Steel Stories is a joint project carried out by Teesside University and Kirkleatham Museum to record the lives of Teesside’s men and women of iron and steel.
A smart energy network designed to supply sustainable energy to local business districts of the future, is being trialled by London South Bank University and partners.
At Linklaters, aside from aspiring to be a ‘best in class’ law firm, we want to be ‘best in class’ for D&I.
Marketing Humber has forged a close working relationship with the University of Hull to pave the way in combating climate change.
Canterbury Christ Church University joins initiative to help meet the needs of 21st century policing.
Experts from the University of Southampton will be part of a UK-wide cyber security network.
King's Legal Clinic and PwC's UK Legal network are teaming up to offer free legal advice to members of the public and small businesses who might not usually be able to afford such legal support.
The University of Aberdeen's new Graduate Apprenticeship BEng Civil Engineering programme starts in September 2019.
Within universities, strengthening links with industry has made undergraduate study more relevant and meaningful while also helping young people develop contacts in their chosen sector.
The campaign highlighted BU’s quality, impact and future vision in the digital and technological sectors, which is part of the University’s BU2025 strategy.
The Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems is an innovative collaboration between Coventry University and FEV Group.
Dr Mohammed Jakhara at the University of Derby explains how working with schools to develop outstanding teachers can help promote social mobility.
A collaboration between Lancaster University, Glasgow University and industrial partners aims to put the UK at the forefront of millimetre wave wireless communications technology.
Launched in 2018, BioAccelerate is a business accelerator helping to commercialise innovation in the biosciences, healthcare, agri-tech and food and drink sectors.
AvTech Eagle Lab launched at Cranfield University is a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow.
Newcastle University’s first Dean of Engagement and Place will help Newcastle University create stronger local partnerships.
Employers visited Northumbria University, Newcastle to hear how degree and higher apprenticeships can strengthen their recruitment strategies.
Over the past 20 years, Cisco academies have trained more than 9,260,000 students in digital skills across 180 countries.
Minerva Business Angels partners with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to launch new angel investor network for Birmingham.
Jade Westwood, Degree Apprenticeships Manager at the University of Birmingham on the future of Degree Apprenticeships and the lessons learnt.
New report shines a light on the contribution that the University and its students make to Salford, Greater Manchester and beyond.
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing.
Gurmit Kler, Director of Business Engagement at the University of Birmingham shares her top tips on how to build a successful business engagement team.
Working in collaboration with the University of Salford’s art department, marketing agency RMS produced a creative brief for the students to tackle.
The experimentation corridor will enable drones and unmanned aircraft to fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft.
Ingenuity is the University of Nottingham’s annual innovation competition designed to discover and support a generation of social and commercial innovators in the UK and beyond.
The research partnership between Thales and the University of Southampton will help to shape the future of the Royal Navy.
Chris Skidmore met with UCL researchers and entrepreneurs involved in developing start-ups which are creating world-class EdTech products and services.
The pilot project will see Enterprise Nation and Brunel working with 600 micro and small companies to help them to improve cash flow and sales.
The Charted Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Social Change) is the first and to date only programme specifically focused on social change.
EDF Energy and the EDF group have been working in partnership with the University of Manchester to support resilient and cost effect nuclear energy.
World-leading airport passenger and cargo service Swissport International Ltd has announced an exclusive partnership with the University of Sunderland.
Based in the co-working space at LSE Generate and in partnership with SAP, the Girls Lounge will offer young women across the School a place to collaborate.
Returning for a third year, Dare Academy will showcase the work of games students from across Abertay’s School of Design and Informatics.
To help inspire students, Pearson Business School launched a Business Incubator Programme, an opportunity for a new edtech startup to move into its campus.
A new collaboration between local cultural and civic organisations, led by Keele University, is set to boost the local economy by £36m over the next decade.
Rich Adams, Corporate Project Manager at the University of Plymouth, shares his top ten collaborations with businesses in 2018.
Abigail Martin got a chance to go out and test if there is a market for her academic invention, a 3D model human lung that can be grown in a laboratory.
The Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) provides a means of satisfying the growing need for skilled leaders in the workplace.
Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey has announced the launch of their first degree apprenticeship in collaboration with leading training provider Qube Learning.
Manchester Metropolitan University and Lloyds Banking Group were quick to grasp the opportunities presented by Degree Apprenticeships.
Ofsted examined Teesside University’s Higher Apprenticeship provision across five categories, rating every area as outstanding.
HPC entered into a collaboration with the University of Bath, School of Management, leading to the creation of a world-class research centre.
The ground-breaking ceremony officially marked the start of work on The Access Group’s new 100,000 sq ft building due to open in July 2020.
From extensive on-site capability to its convenient location, here are 10 reasons for businesses to choose the University of Chester's Thornton Science Park.
With support from the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies, researchers have established Vision Game Labs at the University of South Wales.
A hugely successful business growth programme at the University of Nottingham came to a close last month.
Leeds Beckett's eight-year association with IKEA is reaping rewards and the student IKEA project has morphed into a three-year scholarship deal with the university.
The National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC), located in Blaenau Gwent will be delivered by Thales in collaboration with the University of South Wales (USW).
LSE has a formal partnership with Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, to support a research programme on monetary policy and long-term investment.
Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee are engaged in a collaboration to develop a new class of medicine.
W&J Knox Ltd is partnering with Abertay University on an environmentally-friendly new project that they hope will divert tonnes of waste away from landfill.
Cranfield University and Aviation Skills Partnership have announced new Academy to meet skill shortage in the aviation and aerospace industry.
At the forefront of the fight against antibiotic resistance is a partnership between Ingenza Ltd, and Dr Mathew Upton from the University of Plymouth
PD Ports has joined forces with Teesside University to launch a new bespoke Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship.
The Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Incubator has relaunched with a new deal on equity and access to finance for Oxford University startups.
Nottingham-based entrepreneurs and Nottingham University Business School's Dr O’Neil have created a toolkit designed to help women define their own success.
Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners, have been awarded £1.1 million to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies.
A partnership between Loughborough University and Lurex® is helping the company to develop innovative yarns and enter new product markets.
A project called Aura, has been established to consolidate the UK’s position as a world leader in the offshore wind sector.
Abingdon Health, tenant of the biomedical incubator BioHub Birmingham®, has launched an intuitive software application.
ClimateWise, the insurance industry’s climate risk and societal resilience group, brings together organisations from across the insurance industry with academics.
This cutting-edge research is driven by real industrial challenges and generates innovative technologies for current and next generation low emission gas turbine engines.
The Balanced Energy Network (BEN) project, featuring Cranfield University, has won The Engineer’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Energy and Environment Award.
The University of Surrey is leading a new multi-million pound hub which will develop AI and robotics that could change the face of future space missions.
A flagship research facility is opening its doors at the University of Nottingham to help future-proof UK industry in a competitive global market.
The Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton expands its long term collaboration with industry.
Loughborough University has launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – a vision for University-led growth aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
The Sytner Group contacted the University of Leicester’s School of Business to develop a new training and development programme to enhance their sales performance.
UCL and IBM collaborated for a hackathon that brought computer scientists together with digital humanitarians.
The successful partnership bid embraces a network of nine NHS hospitals, seven universities and 10 industry-leading medical technology companies.
Queen Mary University of London works with business partners on research and innovation, curriculum development, public engagement, social responsibility and more.
A research group at Cranfield University are developing a reinvented toilet that treats human waste onsite without external energy or water.
iCAIRD brings together a pan-Scotland collaboration of 15 partners from across academia, the NHS, and industry.
Hertfordshire Science Partnership offers facilities and research talent in a state-of-the-art science building for the benefit of local and regional businesses.
The University of Glasgow’s £1bn campus redevelopment is its single biggest estates project in more than 150 years.
Based on the Abertay campus in Dundee and run with core partners the new ‘cyberQuarter’ will be a cluster of academic and industry activity.
More than 120 Abertay University students have tackled complex problems posed by high-profile companies such as Heineken, Lloyds and BT.
The emergence of employer-led higher and degree apprenticeships provided a new opportunity for Sheffield Hallam University.
Leeds Beckett’s aim in Calderdale is two-fold; we want to play a part in growing the digital eco-system, and have an impact on local startups’ bottom lines.
As part of the relocation process to Birmingham, HSBC has been forging closer links with universities and other important stakeholders in the Midlands.
The Volante Vision Concept previews a luxurious flying autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.
Handling hundreds of enquiries a year gives us unique insights into what is on the mind of South West businesses. Here are some themes that we have picked up.
The Creative Media Labs programme will establish Yorkshire and Humber as a leader in digital storytelling.
This project, in collaboration with three other universities and industrial/health sector partners, will drive forward collaboration on the Internet of Things.
The partnership will see partners addressing some of the issues and challenges customers, employees and students face through wellbeing and safety projects.
To support the growing number of local start-ups, Loughborough University is launching an exciting pilot for new businesses – a dedicated incubator.
The centre brings together multidisciplinary expertise to explore the full potential of additive manufacturing in the healthcare sector.
Partnership will support spin-out companies, helping them obtain finance, expertise, and accelerating rate at which innovations are able to be commercialised.
Businesses that have not previously collaborated with universities often do not know what to expect when they start working with academics. Rich Adams shares his insights.
Immigrant academics in the UK record forty per cent more international public engagement activities than their native-born colleagues.
IQE holds the lion’s share of the global CS materials market and has worked with Cardiff University for decades - the collaboration has now intensified.
Over 80 academics, stakeholders and digital experts gathered at Coventry University to discuss how the Midlands can create a digital workforce fit for the future.
CDE secured a KTP with Ulster University to apply its cutting-edge Design research into the Engineering sector.
Heriot-Watt University’s Robotics evolution is an exemplar of local and global collaboration, combining research and industry partnerships with skills development.
Thales and its university partners have given a rare glimpse into the future of technology with its first academic showcase at Reading.
Hema Marshall, Head of Strategy & Sales Acceleration at Cisco discusses inclusion and diversity and what it means to the business.
Our new app Placer has been created to help students gain easy access to the broadest possible range of relevant work experience and graduate job opportunities.
18.5% of Brighton’s digital tech businesses are classified as high growth – more than Cambridge and Oxford. So, what is the secret to its growth?
Keltbray Group and City, University of London have been awarded funding for a KTP which will result in advancements in deep foundation design and construction.
Paxman Coolers, a SME based in Huddersfield, manufacture scalp cooling devices to reduce hair loss in cancer patients during chemotherapy.
Initially a spin-out from the University of Sheffield as a result of groundbreaking research, Magnomatics still retains strong links with the University.
This ground-breaking partnership between Air Race E and the University of Nottingham will have a huge impact across the electric aviation industry.
New multi-million pound network to be established in the UK to link businesses and academia to exploit digital technology opportunities.
Global no. 1 university business incubator SETsquared is the enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.
A collaboration between Jisc and Verne Global to provide access to data centres in Iceland is delivering many benefits to the research community.
Recycling Technologies Ltd was established to develop an idea originating at the University of Warwick to convert mixed waste plastic into a chemical feedstock.
New centre will enable degrees and degree-level apprenticeships, diplomas and short courses to be delivered in Grantham by the University of Lincoln.
University of Birmingham Enterprise's BioHub Birmingham® is constructing 5,000sq ft of self-contained laboratory and office suites.
The MEG survey set out to capture the views of 17 MEG members and one non-MEG member concerning the delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.
The resulting technical solutions will yield unprecedented efficiencies in the construction of foundations.
Bacteria resistant materials discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham have been developed for medical use by the company Camstent.
The Government now owns its own coherent L&D curriculum and can develop the skills and competencies it needs to equip a more effective, modern Civil Service.
Over 30 employees from Metro Bank will become the first cohort to undertake the two-year part-time degree offered by Cranfield.
Leeds Beckett’s partnership with retail giant IKEA has been shortlisted for the annual Times Higher Education awards.
In collaboration with local employers, FE partners and private training providers, UWTSD is developing a range of alternative modes of study.
Ørsted recognises the importance of developing strong links with academia in order to cement the UK’s position as world leader in the offshore wind industry.
This year has seen the leadership and work of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.
University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies has rapidly become an important hub for sustainable chemistry in the UK.
Cranfield School of Management now offers a suite of Master’s level apprenticeships through its MastershipsTM programmes.
The past few years have been significant for Keele University and its support of the business community in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
Data analytics specialist Solutionpath has signed an agreement with UWE Bristol to help provide insight into how students engage with life on campus.
The University of Hertfordshire's partnership with Nestlé Nespresso has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award.
Anglia Ruskin is offering one of the first UK degree apprenticeships in mental health nursing - two cohorts will begin their courses in October.
Employees of Kier were inducted on the BSc Hons Civil Engineering with Project Management degree apprenticeship at Anglia Ruskin University.
With the help of the BDC and BioVale, two organisations established by the University of York, recognition for the region’s bioeconomy innovation is growing.
UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research has helped Burleigh Pottery optimise printing processes, which has led to dozens of iconic designs being preserved.
Sheffield Hallam University's partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe is in the running for a Times Higher Education Award.
NTU 's pioneering Innovation Community Lab uses graduate talent to introduce an innovative culture into business.
The Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise project will establish a dedicated research and development centre for the Dundee video games cluster.
Cranfield University’s strategic partnership with Severn Trent has been in place for over seven years, and covers multiple challenges.
Led by Anglia Ruskin University, REACTOR helps SMEs based in the Cambridgeshire/ Peterborough region to grow through the use of applied gaming techniques.
This marks the first time a Russell Group university has provided apprentice training at degree level in this subject area for a global financial services firm.
Capgemini met a significant milestone when the cohort became the country’s first degree apprentices to graduate with a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions.
The Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford has the potential to substantially impact future treatment of type 2 diabetes and its complications.
The University of Nottingham has a track record of science and engineering partnerships with industry partners like Rolls-Royce, Unilever and Siemens.
Grafine Ltd will be based at the University of Manchester’s Innovation Centre and use the University’s world-class facilities for its product development work.
With support from the University of Birmingham’s business incubator BizzInn, Birmingham start-up Aceleron has found a better way to build lithium batteries.
How the University of Exeter collaborates with the Met Office and other producers of environmental data to drive the business applications of complex data.
Manchester Metropolitan University is a trailblazer university in the endeavour to revolutionise the way that students can access work experience.
Linklaters trainees have the opportunity to achieve an MSc in Law, Business and Management, embedding business knowledge into their traditional legal education.
The University of Chester and Shropshire Council established University Centre Shrewsbury with the aim of it becoming an independent university.
Teesside University has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards as a result of the success of its enterprise engine Launchpad.
Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering fuses creative design thinking with engineering within a culture of innovation and enterprise.
Open collaboration with start-ups and universities could help create new medicines and help UK plc to meet its commitment to lift R&D funding.
Internal barriers to innovation can be hard for an SME to identify and solve - the Co-Innovate Journeys platform has mechanisms built in to surmount these.
Brunel University London’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia Buckingham has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, released on Saturday June 9th.
The need for businesses to adopt a global outlook has never been more crucial.
Industrial design researchers at Brunel University London have solved two of the major challenges which prevent everyday items of clothing being used to power personal tech.
Connected by Interface, Scottish fruit and vegetable wholesaler Ivan Wood and Sons and Abertay University transformed new regulation into a business opportunity
New development in Abertay University's partnership with one of Malaysia’s biggest private educational institutions.
“Graphic Visualisation of the weakest link attack surfaces of a given online individual or enterprise ecosystem”
In recognition of the company's hard work and success, Pearl Fit-Out became Business Enterprise Ambassadors of the University of Portsmouth.
Sam Hickman has been awarded P&G’s Connect+Develop award for his role in growing the relationship between P&G and the University of Birmingham.
The University has recognised FinTech as a transformative sector. But what is FinTech and why do academics collaborate with business and vice versa?
In late 2017, one of the University of Birmingham’s most impressive business collaborations was announced - the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business.
The University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team is designing innovative transformations for the future of emergency response training.
The Tommy Flowers Institute aims to improve the links between academic research and commercial opportunities in the industry.
The network brings together experts to investigate how AI, data analytics and emerging technologies can enhance the digitalisation of the UK food supply chain.
In 2017, the Fashion Retail Academy partnered with Falmouth University to develop brand new degree-level provision.
Sage have collaborated with several regional universities to develop a series of nationally recognised qualifications in computerised accounting and payroll.
In partnership with Siemens, researchers at the University of Lincoln are developing intelligent software that can detect system faults in industrial machines.
Leading software company, The Access Group, is expanding its headquarters at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP).
The University of Hertfordshire is championing the apprenticeship agenda by developing a partnership with FE Colleges and private training providers.
Canterbury Christ Church University is working in partnership with local businesses to develop innovative degree-level qualifications.
From atoms to astronomy and robots to robust materials, this video provides a snapshot of the variety of physical sciences research conducted at the University.
A partnership between London South Bank University, London Underground, and Islington Council is pioneering the use of waste heat to cut carbon emissions.
Anne-May Janssen on maximising the Higher Education sector’s profile in Europe and supporting universities to thrive after Brexit.
Businesses, academics and artists join forces at event aiming to create innovative solutions to the challenges elderly people face.
Newcastle Business School's initiative gives international students greater access to securing work experience, and SMEs the opportunity to bring in new talent.
The initiative allows students of sound and music courses to explore a range of potential career paths through engaging with those already working in industry.
Birmingham City University is proud be putting the Arts into STEM with STEAMhouse, its new collaborative centre for business innovation and creation.
Project Director, Dr. Steve Harding, Birmingham City University, on the thinking that led to the Urban M project.
Rich Adams, Corporate Projects Manager at the University of Plymouth, outlines five reasons why businesses can benefit from collaborating with a university.
Bangor University brings students from different subjects together to compete in multi-disciplinary teams, addressing a real business challenge.
University of Birmingham works with marketing agency to explore the impact of figurative messages within advertising using state-of-the- art technologies.
The story of a top rated KTP between ‘Window Cleaning Warehouse’ and Cardiff Metropolitan University sparking innovation in new markets.
The Design Academy project links design expertise with the ‘real world,’ and fosters greater collaboration between the faculty disciplines.
Dr Toby Thompson on how Cisco collaboration technology has helped Cranfield University deliver the first completely virtual engineering post graduate course.
Tom Kneen, Head of Innovation Business Development at Cisco, discusses Cisco's partnership with UCL to create an Artificial Intelligence Research Centre.
Alex Denley, Deputy Director – Innovation & Transformation at South Bank University’s Technopark, discusses Cisco’s Webex collaboration technology.
As the State of the Relationship captures so well, universities and businesses are collaborating to target skills needs in particular sectors and regions.
The British Army is offering its soldiers the chance to study for a university degree in management and leadership, delivered by the University of Portsmouth.
The living lab will facilitate the research, development and demonstration of new smart energy technologies, in partnership with SMEs and industry leaders.
Leeds Beckett University’s Business Centres are currently home to 240 SMEs in Leeds and Wakefield, helping innovative new businesses grow.
Together with industry partners, Pearson Business School is designing a new innovative degree apprenticeship scheme.
In a new book, industry practitioners discuss how they see and develop successful collaborations between their global companies and universities.
The University of Leeds has developed a new hair dyeing technology, using natural dyes extracted from blackcurrant waste from the manufacture of Ribena.
Universities have a key role to play in economic and societal development. Hear how the University of Leeds' new Nexus building is playing its part.
New College Durham and Business Durham worked in partnership to develop a new level 5 module titled Innovation, Idea Generation and Enterprise.
The Institute of Coding will transform how digital skills are delivered within higher education and across the workplace. Just as the potential is large, so is the challenge.
Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute works with health organisations, businesses and researchers to improve orthopaedic practice and care.
Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Aston University, reflects on the changing dynamic between provider, employer and learner.
Delivered by Aston Business School, the TRAN-SIP project focuses on transforming SMEs to improve their revenues through the adoption of advanced services.
City’s Social Enterprise Festival was a public platform focused on making an impact through innovative workshops, debates and competitions.
Simeon Djankov, Executive Director of the Financial Markets Group at LSE, discusses the goals and observations made through LSE’s collaboration with Swiss Re.
As the internet continues to grow rapidly, guaranteeing our security online becomes more and more critical.
Graded ‘outstanding’ by Innovate UK, the KTP has supported the University’s longer term strategic partnership with Panalpina.
University spin-out, Medherant, is developing the world’s first ibuprofen pain relief patch, based on research conducted at the University of Warwick.
Famouth University's LAUNCHPAD is a new way of incubating high growth Tech start-ups that completely reverses the way business and universities work together.
Imagine an offshore energy field that is operated, inspected and maintained from the shore, is completely future-proof and will add £6bn to the UK’s economy...
Nestled in the heart of London’s Tech City, IDEALondon is an innovation centre with a difference...
Loughborough University, HLP Architects and BRE Group work together to develop new "dementia-friendly" home.
The 3M BIC in Huddersfield has made a substantial impact on the growth of many local and regional businesses, focusing on the needs of SMEs.
This KTP will introduce elements of artificial intelligence, drawing on Aston's expertise in computational intelligence and machine learning.
The collaboration highlights how the University of Aberdeen is actively collaborating with local SMEs to develop new relationships.
Deloitte’s latest Power Up: UK skills report examines the opportunities for employers, educators and policymakers of recognising transferable skills.
Sir Martin Wood founded Oxford Instruments in 1959 as a spin-out company to manufacture superconducting magnets for research. See what they're working on today.
Thales and University of Bristol enter new phase of strategic engagement.
A humanoid robot learning about how to play from a young child, has won a top UK science photography award
Robust, tangible and productive collaborations that are having a direct impact on the way business operates.
The Business Engagement team has brought the project at the heart of the University of Birmingham’s strategic relationship with Twycross Zoo to life.
The paradigms of what the industry thought it knew has shifted on its axis, creating a world where start-ups have reshaped the marketplace.
Loughborough University has launched a free toolkit to help entrepreneurs understand their customers’ needs – and boost their business success.
Digital and physical environments to be interwoven, with intent-based networking at University of Northampton's new Waterside campus
BISPA, Loughborough University’s dedicated training centre supports innovation in BIM.
The overall objective of the programme, which is implemented jointly by a number of organisations, is to enhance the capacities of Georgian authorities.
In June 2014, Dr Max Roser made this ground-breaking publication available online, having worked on it since 2011.
This long-standing relationship has not only benefited the NAO, but has indirectly contributed to saving taxpayers’ money.
bildr, a mobile phone app, is a product created by the Frameworks project that helps Oxford graduate students and staff track how their career is developing.
The Oxford-Man Institute, founded in 2007 as an innovative collaboration between the University of Oxford and Man Group, to become part of the Department of Engineering Science focused on machine learning
Deriving insights from huge chunks of data has come on at quite apace in recent years, with projects able to detect everything from oil prices to terrorist threats by wading through big data.