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All, Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise, Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, Manufacturing, Energy Technologies, Mentoring
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Do you have an idea you want to explore? Your business or organisation could be part of an Industry & Academic Partnership with Birmingham City University. Giving you access to academic expertise and specialist knowledge to drive your project forward.
Innovation Institutes
With a wealth of expertise and specialist knowledge across four faculties of Birmingham City University, you may not know which faculty, school or academics to approach. That's why we've created three Innovation Institutes to listen to your requirements and build a team of academic experts and specialists to deliver on your business or project objectives.
Institute for Sustainable Futures (iSF)
iSF focuses on projects that support the challenges and requirements of businesses and organisations interested in researching and developing sustainable methods, behaviours and activities. Key areas of focus for iSF partnerships are Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, Digital.
Institute for Creative Innovation (iCI)
iCI aligns Birmingham City University's academic expertise with the demands of the creative industries and established collaborative partnerships with businesses and organisations looking to use creative approaches and design led thinking to maximise business innovation or project success. Key areas of focus for iCI partnerships are: Design led thinking, STEAM. 

Institute for Health & Quality of Life (iHQL)
iHQL creates opportunities for Birmingham City University's interdisciplinary expertise to drive research and development for businesses and organisations looking to progress ideas and drive innovation in health, wellbeing and quality of life. Key areas of focus are: Health & Wellbeing, Public Service Reform - Mental health and Criminal Justice


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