What is enterprise?
Within our academic schools, enterprise means engagement with business, public and voluntary organisations to create social, cultural and economic impact through knowledge exchange.
Within every school, research expertise can be applied to benefit a range of external partners.
Exchange brings mutual benefit
For external partners this could mean access to new ways of thinking or new processes that have a positive impact on their business and ‘customers’, which can extend to the wider community or industry sector. Benefits to you could include new directions for research, new partners for collaborative projects, industry insights to inform teaching and a potential source of student projects and placements.
Enterprise brings income
Enterprise activities can be a source of direct income, or provide funding to accelerate your research into tangible services, processes and products that benefit external partners.
Where to find help
These web pages signpost you to the support available within your school and the Enterprise Office, to help you build successful projects with external partners.