I am delighted to announce that our new microsite promoting our Business Services and Regional Engagement initiatives is live!
Our new user-friendly platform promotes our expertise and facilities and showcases our consultancy for external clients as well as clearly highlighting our regional engagement activities to engage local stakeholders. It has been specifically designed to work on mobiles and tablets as well as the classic PC and Mac to reflect how dedicated we are to engaging with those outside of BU. Please do visit the new microsite and engage your external contacts with this. You can also find the link to the new microsite from our homepageOver the Autumn term we will develop new features on the microsite to help business find expertise even more easily; look out for further announcements on the BU Research Blog!
This week is Universities Week 2011, a national campaign demonstrating the benefits of universities within UK society! Today focuses on the growing relationship between small or mid-size businesses and universities.
Universities and businesses collaborate in thousands of partnerships throughout the country. These relationships help to boost the local economy throughout the UK.
Universities support start-up organizations through tailored programs, as clients, and as suppliers of their local workforce.
As part of Universities Week a report has been published by Universities UK that shows that universities can increase the success of small businesses, drive innovation and employment, and boost the local economy. You can read the full report here.
BU works in partnership with many businesses exchanging ideas and knowledge. You can read more, including case studies, on our BU Business Services website.