What our members are doing

What our members are doing

what our members are doing


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Mastering the art of virtual post-graduate study with collaboration technology

Dr Toby Thompson on how Cisco collaboration technology has helped Cranfield University deliver the first completely virtual engineering post graduate course.

Industrial Mentors at Birmingham City University

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.

University of Hertfordshire develops county-wide apprenticeship delivery partnership

The University of Hertfordshire is championing the apprenticeship agenda by developing a partnership with FE Colleges and private training providers.

Transforming responsible business practice

In late 2017, one of the University of Birmingham’s most impressive business collaborations was announced - the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business.

Strategic Industry-University Partnerships: Success Factors from Innovative Companies

In a new book, industry practitioners discuss how they see and develop successful collaborations between their global companies and universities.

Delivering students fit for 21st century industry

Together with industry partners, Pearson Business School is designing a new innovative degree apprenticeship scheme.

Placing locality at the heart of engagement

Leeds Beckett University’s Business Centres are currently home to 240 SMEs in Leeds and Wakefield, helping innovative new businesses grow.

University and Siemens partner to accelerate digital industrial innovation

New multi-million pound network to be established in the UK to link businesses and academia to exploit digital technology opportunities.

Magnomatics: an innovative partnership

Initially a spin-out from the University of Sheffield as a result of groundbreaking research, Magnomatics still retains strong links with the University.

Innovative and visionary University of Birmingham collaboration

University of Birmingham works with marketing agency to explore the impact of figurative messages within advertising using state-of-the- art technologies.

Collaborating with the University of Birmingham

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.

University of Sheffield to enhance collaboration on IoT

This project, in collaboration with three other universities and industrial/health sector partners, will drive forward collaboration on the Internet of Things.

Monetary policy, financial investment and the role of central banks

Simeon Djankov, Executive Director of the Financial Markets Group at LSE, discusses the goals and observations made through LSE’s collaboration with Swiss Re.

Securing the internet of the future

As the internet continues to grow rapidly, guaranteeing our security online becomes more and more critical.

Demand-driven inventory forecasting

Graded ‘outstanding’ by Innovate UK, the KTP has supported the University’s longer term strategic partnership with Panalpina.

Pioneering pain relief

University spin-out, Medherant, is developing the world’s first ibuprofen pain relief patch, based on research conducted at the University of Warwick.

What drives successful collaboration between businesses and universities?

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.

University of Leeds drives innovation and growth

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.

Blending the best of the real with the best of the virtual

The University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team is designing innovative transformations for the future of emergency response training.

The Makerspace Putting the Arts into STEM

Birmingham City University is proud be putting the Arts into STEM with STEAMhouse, its new collaborative centre for business innovation and creation.

How blackcurrants could help end bad (for the planet) hair days

The University of Leeds has developed a new hair dyeing technology, using natural dyes extracted from blackcurrant waste from the manufacture of Ribena.

Collaboration drives robotics in offshore sector

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...

IDEALondon: a blueprint for business university collaboration

Nestled in the heart of London’s Tech City, IDEALondon is an innovation centre with a difference...

“Dementia-friendly home” developed in partnership with Loughborough University

Loughborough University, HLP Architects and BRE Group work together to develop new "dementia-friendly" home.

University of Huddersfield and the 3M BIC: where industry meets academic collaboration

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.

Aston University partnership with innovative IT company, Zenzero

This KTP will introduce elements of artificial intelligence, drawing on Aston's expertise in computational intelligence and machine learning.

Innovation, collaboration, and business growth in Aberdeen

The collaboration highlights how the University of Aberdeen is actively collaborating with local SMEs to develop new relationships.

Power Up: UK Skills

Deloitte’s latest Power Up: UK skills report examines the opportunities for employers, educators and policymakers of recognising transferable skills.

Creating the tools for tomorrow's researchers

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.

Going global: enhancing partnerships for maximum mutual benefit

Thales and University of Bristol enter new phase of strategic engagement.

Collaborative innovation in action

The paradigms of what the industry thought it knew has shifted on its axis, creating a world where start-ups have reshaped the marketplace.

Twycross Zoo Animation

The Business Engagement team has brought the project at the heart of the University of Birmingham’s strategic relationship with Twycross Zoo to life.

Loughborough University collaborates to support entrepreneurs

Loughborough University has launched a free toolkit to help entrepreneurs understand their customers’ needs – and boost their business success.

10 ways the University of Birmingham is transforming business

Robust, tangible and productive collaborations that are having a direct impact on the way business operates.

Inspiring change: Cisco transforms student experience

Digital and physical environments to be interwoven, with intent-based networking at University of Northampton's new Waterside campus

Encouraging the professional development of HVAC professionals

BISPA, Loughborough University’s dedicated training centre supports innovation in BIM.

Enigmma variations

The overall objective of the programme, which is implemented jointly by a number of organisations, is to enhance the capacities of Georgian authorities.

Max Roser’s ever-changing world

In June 2014, Dr Max Roser made this ground-breaking publication available online, having worked on it since 2011.

Supporting the nation’s auditors

This long-standing relationship has not only benefited the NAO, but has indirectly contributed to saving taxpayers’ money.

Building bildr

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.

Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning

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

Oxford spinout uses machine learning to solve the toughest problems

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.

Researchers team up on robotic eye surgery

Oxford researchers team up with Dutch company Preceyes to work on robotic eye surgeons