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About
BCU Advantage

BCU Advantage is the business support service from Birmingham City University (BCU).

Our support will help you achieve your business goals through collaborations with BCU experts, business specialist and recruitment professionals along with partner organisations and funding bodies.

Whatever your business size, sector or stage of development, you’ll find business support to help you Start, Grow or Innovate your business.

STEAMHOUSE
BUSINESS
INCUBATOR

Start your business with STEAMhouse Business Incubator from Birmingham City University.

STEAMhouse Business Incubator gives you access to the desk space, facilities, expert advice and networks you need to develop, prototype and launch your business idea.

STEAMHOUSE BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Start your business with STEAMhouse Business Incubator from Birmingham City University.

STEAMhouse Business Incubator gives you access to the desk space, facilities, expert advice and networks you need to develop, prototype and launch your business idea.

Creative Industries
Business Analysis

Grow your business with our Creative Industries Business Analysis and support service.

Understand the challenges facing your creative company, identify business growth opportunities and receive personalised business support.

Creative Industries Business Analysis

Grow your business with our Creative Industries Business Analysis and support service.

Understand the challenges facing your creative company, identify business growth opportunities and receive personalised business support.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
PARTNERSHIPS

Innovate your business or organisation with a Research and Development Partnership with Birmingham City University.

Find new solutions to your private, public or third sector product or service challenges through bespoke collaborations with BCU experts and specialists.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Innovate your business or organisation with a Research and Development Partnership from Birmingham City University.

Find new solutions to your private, public or third sector product or service challenges through bespoke collaborations with BCU experts and specialists.

SEARCH FOR
BUSINESS FUNDING

Start or grow your business with small business funding and grants.

Access thousands of business grants and funding opportunities. Find the business finance you need to take your idea, start-up, small or mid-sized business to the next level.

SEARCH
FOR BUSINESS FUNDING

Start or grow your business with small business funding and grants.

Access thousands of business grants and funding opportunities. Find the business finance you need to take your idea, start-up, small or mid-sized business to the next level.

Business Events

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Preparing your pitch deck for funding

Your pitch deck enables you to present your business plan to potential investors when new funding is needed to develop the business About this Event Your pitch deck enables you to...

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Innovation Voucher Workshop 1- Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

BUSINESS INNOVATION WORKSHOPS The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University and Birmingham City University. The wor...

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Every business owns IP what do you own?

Keep ahead of the competition by creating value from your ideas and turn inspiration into sustainable business success. Whether it’s the name of your business, branded p...

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International STEAM Conference – 2020

International STEAM Conference - 2020 What happens at the intersection of the Arts and the Sciences? REGISTER YOUR INTEREST here to be the first to receive full details about Bi...

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