University of Birmingham & Business School
Telephone Number: 0121 414 3898
Successful businesses are crucial for economic growth and we believe that partnerships with the University of Birmingham can assist the continued growth and success of businesses. We are absolutely committed to making our research expertise available to benefit business.
Expertise for you to access
A large and broad university, we specialise in advanced manufacturing, formulation engineering, Quantum technology, cyber security, translational medicine, health and medical technology, low carbon energy, and railways; as well as working with public policy, banking, the NHS, and local and national government.
We work with leading global players from within these sectors such as: Airbus, Astra Zeneca, BP, Ford, GKN, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Pfizer, Rolls-Royce, Network Rail, and BAE Systems.
Our outstanding facilities
Technology and Innovation Centre
We are a founding partner in the Manufacturing Technology Centre based at Ansty in Coventry, which has over 50 member companies and offers a unique facility to test novel engineering concepts and processes.
Centre for Formulation Engineering
Our innovative Centre for Formulation Engineering collaborates with businesses on research into micro-structured materials. The centre’s outstanding track record for industrial collaboration was recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary prize in 2011, the highest possible award for an educational institution in the UK.
High Temperature Research Centre
Announced on 8th October 2012, the University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, will be establishing a new £60m High Temperature Research Centre. The Centre will help develop future generations of aero engines, making greener, more efficient air travel possible
International business relationships
The University of Birmingham is ranked 62 amongst the world’s top 100 institutions according to the 2013/2014 QS World University Rankings.
We have extensive partnerships with businesses, funding bodies and universities in China, India, North America, and Brazil. We have an office in Brussels and successfully access significant EU funding jointly with business.
If you have interests in these countries and would like to work with us, then let us know and email: email@example.com
Regional business relationships
The University works closely with business of all sizes in the West Midlands. It plays an integral role in the economic, social and cultural growth of the area. A recent Economic Impact Study concluded that the University of Birmingham generates over £1 billion of regional economic activity each year and supports over 11,830 jobs. Some 40% of our students secure jobs in the West Midlands upon graduation.
If you are a local SME and would like hot desk space or to network with like-minded businesses, then join the Birmingham Business Club
and check out BizzInn
Talent for you to access
More than 5,000 outstanding students from around the world graduate each year, ensuring a motivated and sizeable talent pipeline for businesses to access. 81% of our students are in full time, graduate level employment within six months of graduation and are sought after by international companies. We are always keen to work closely with new partners to provide high quality student talent. Let us know if you would like to work with us to attract them to your business.
Services for business to access
Whether you are a large corporate organisation or a small business and whether you require a short term solution or have a long term project in mind, you can access our five colleges, 3,000 academic staff and leading-edge facilities in the following ways:
The above only scratches the surface of our business engagement activities. We want you to be part of them.
Related Business Support Programmes
Sector: Life Science
Area: East Staffordshire
University of Birmingham Marketing Conference 2016
Wednesday 16th November
09:00 - 17:00
Conference open to professionals from across the region who work in marketing
Valuing your business Breakfast Briefing
Thursday 1st December
07:30 - 09:30
The University of Birmingham Business Club: December Breakfast Briefing
Family Business Workshop Emergence of the Willing Successor
Wednesday 1st March
09.00 - 13.30
Following on from a successful Breakfast Briefing held in 2016, the University of Birmingham Business Club is pleased to announce a workshop to delve deeper into the issues unique to Family Business.
Business Club Breakfast Briefing Examining Language in Business
Tuesday 28th March
07:30 - 09:30
This breakfast briefing will discuss language in business, whether you are an advertising agency or a business interested in brand management or would like to explore how best to use language to promote your business, this breakfast briefing is for you.
The Meaning of Making People Processes and Places
Wednesday 7th June
16:00 - 19:30
Join us to celebrate the long tradition of contemporary making in the Midlands and beyond.
Focusing on businesses that make useful, beautiful objects from raw materials – explore the
importance of making in key locations and celebrate the people, processes and skills
involved in making things with care and pride.
Business Club Breakfast Briefing Innovation in Manufacturing its not immaterial
Thursday 8th June
07:30 - 09:30
This breakfast briefing will facilitate a discussion on the state of UK innovation in manufacturing and what role funding has in stimulating R&D in this sector.
Democracy and Inequality on Why a Strong Civil Society is Needed for a Strong Democracy
Friday 26th May
This event brings together a diverse audience of key stakeholders from diverse sectors across the city as well as leading Academics and a panel of thought leaders and experienced practitioners and we would like you to join us and be part of the conversation on the day.
Birmingham - Fraunhofer Joint Research Platform Launch
Wednesday 17th May
We are delighted to invite you to attend the official launch of the University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT's Joint Research Platform.
Family Business Workshop
Thursday 22nd June
10:00 - 14:30
On Thursday 22nd June the Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy at the University of Birmingham will be holding a workshop exploring the future directions of family business research.
Competing demands and perceptions of sustainability for the food industry - Workshop
Tuesday 4th July
10:00 - 14:30
As part of the REACH (Research Engagement and Collaboration Hub) programme, the Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy at the University of Birmingham will be holding a workshop exploring the competing demands and perceptions of sustainability for the food industry.