A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way. Birmingham City University Can Offer Extensive Support for Businesses. We Can Place Experts in Your Business, Offer Training Services and Venues and Help You Research New Markets and Products. with over 23,000 Students and 2,600 Staff Our Range of Business Services Is Extensive. for More Information Please Visit WWW.Bcu.AC.Uk/businessornatalie.Lewis@bcu.AC.UK or Contact 0121 331 5677

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A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way. Birmingham City University Can Offer Extensive Support for Businesses. We Can Place Experts in Your Business, Offer Training Services and Venues and Help You Research New Markets and Products. with over 23,000 Students and 2,600 Staff Our Range of Business Services Is Extensive. for More Information Please Visit WWW.Bcu.AC.Uk/businessornatalie.Lewis@bcu.AC.UK or Contact 0121 331 5677


KNOWLEDGE Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) support UK businesses wanting to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities. If you are interested in discussing how a KTP can help your business, please call Natalie Lewis direct or email to arrange a meeting.

Natalie Lewis, Knowledge Transfer Manager, BCU. Birmingham City University has worked through our deliveryoriented KTP programme with over a thousand companies and managed over PS30 million in funding directly benefitting many Midlands-based businesses.

Natalie Lewis, Birmingham City University's experienced Knowledge Transfer professional, offers business development advice and support on behalf of Birmingham City University to industry and businesses across all sectors in all regions, supporting strategic business development, regional and national stakeholder engagement, to market and sell a vast portfolio of Birmingham City University's business services.

With a track record spanning over 16 years at W the university, Natalie is fully aware of the critical issues affecting companies striving to remain competitive - working with BCU, SMEs can get access to the help and support they need.

Natalie said: "Working across all industry W sectors, I have witnessed many benefits resulting from these associations with Innovate UK and KTP programmes, in general delivering a minimum of PS240,000 value-add transferred directly back into these companies, whilst accessing highly skilled graduates, embedding new knowledge and accessing the vast resources on offer to SMEs from the university.

"It is no surprise that many businesses go on to develop further knowledge transfer and applied research partnerships with Birmingham City University."

Faculty of Health, Education and Social Sciences Annette Copper, Knowledge Transfer Project Manager, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, BCU. AFTER working as Project Manager for the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and prior to that as Knowledge Resources Manager, NHS Modernisation Trust, Annette is developing knowledge exchange opportunities and bringing together academics with external organisations to produce enhanced products and services and developing applied research agendas.

Annette.copper@bcu.ac.uk Derek Hopper, Business Development Manager, Faculty of Heath and Lifesciences, BCU. AFTER a degree in information design, eight years working in graphic design (including six years leading the design department for a major UK educational publisher, BECTa), two postgraduate diplomas in marketing and experience in digital communications for three of the largest marketing agencies in the Midlands followed by three years selling digital marketing solutions for Yell.com and Rightmove.co.uk, Derek is Business Development Manager responsible for commercialising intellectual property and online teaching simulations developed within the Faculty of Health.

Derek.hopper@bcu.ac.uk Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences BIRMINGHAM City Business School is committed to working with businesses of all sectors and sizes, and over the past decade we have helped thousands of businesses, large and small.

With a focus on working with our many W ambitious SMEs in the West Midlands to W provide insights for our future teaching, research and consultancy we have been developing close working relationships with industry to ensure our courses are vocationally relevant and that we are preparing our students for the constantly changing world of work.

Birmingham City Business School offers free services to SMEs assessing new markets, new products and services, diversification and lateral market opportunities.

Our Community of Networks is open to all, prioritising business growth through partnership working, people focus, fairness and integrity, and above all, excellence in adding value for success. …

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A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way. Birmingham City University Can Offer Extensive Support for Businesses. We Can Place Experts in Your Business, Offer Training Services and Venues and Help You Research New Markets and Products. with over 23,000 Students and 2,600 Staff Our Range of Business Services Is Extensive. for More Information Please Visit WWW.Bcu.AC.Uk/businessornatalie.Lewis@bcu.AC.UK or Contact 0121 331 5677
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