Are you a business or organisation in the private, public or third sector looking to conduct R&D activities to help you with product, service or policy development?
You might be looking for additional support from experts and specialists to help you deliver innovative solutions in your business or to address community, urban or environmental challenges in your public service.
Whatever your reason for R&D, a Research and Development Partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU) could offer you the expertise, skills and facilities you need to achieve success.
BCU is a practice-based university. We collaborate with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally to deliver R&D activities and solutions that create real-world business or societal impact.
Research and development (R&D) refers to activities that drive innovation for new or existing products and/or services within businesses, organisations and governments.
R&D Partnerships at Birmingham City University can support commercially focussed activities and those driven by societal challenges.
We encourage our academic researchers and students to be curious and use critical thinking to discover new topics, applications and solutions for our partners.
We engage in a wide range of R&D activities including but not limited to:
We’re open to working with any organisation on any topic that resonates with our academic community.
Birmingham City University is made up of four faculties, each with academic experts and specialists in a range of subjects and interests:
As a practice based university we actively encourage businesses and organisations to partner with us on R&D activities.
Our partners gain additional expert & specialist support to drive success in their projects and we gain opportunities to develop new knowledge and solutions that deliver real world positive impact.
If you’re a business or organisation within the private, public or third sectors based locally, nationally or internationally, and you’re looking for experts and specialist to help you with research and development activities, we invite you to enquire about a R&D Partnership with BCU.
Please send us an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss how we can help.
Yes, accessing our academics and specialists is free.
We do however, expect you to commit time and resources to the project. There may also be costs associated with the project that fall outside the scope of our collaboration.
If you are a business or organisation within the private, public or third sectors, based locally, nationally or internationally, and are looking to partner with Birmingham City University on R&D activities in the following fields, then we welcome your application.
The duration of the R&D Partnership is dependent on your needs.
We will review your application and work with you to develop a working timescale to help you achieve your ambitions.
If you are eligible for support, the Research & Development Partnerships team will work with you at either one of Birmingham City University’s campuses and/or your business location.
Unlike some of our other business support services, there is no requirement for Research & Development partners to be located within the GBSLEP region.
“GBSLEP” stands for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. As well as Birmingham and Solihull, the region covers Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Wyre Valley, East Staffordshire, Redditch and more.
A member of the Research & Development Partnerships team will review your enquiry and be in touch shortly.
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