Nottingham Trent University

NTUlogoNottingham Trent University (NTU) work with business owners to develop talent, skills and innovation that can take an organisation to the next level of success. Their work with businesses is results driven and pragmatic. Mike Carr, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Employer and Economic Engagement) at Nottingham Trent University, said:

“This is a really exciting opportunity to meet with new businesses and support their ideas for innovation. It is our hope and intention that many of these companies will start an ongoing relationship with the university that could provide interesting opportunities for knowledge exchange, graduate employment and experiential teaching and learning while also supporting local economic growth.”

University of Derby

DerbyUnilogoThe University of Derby (UoD) is one the UK’s most advanced centres of personal development, in one of its most historically innovative cities. Why not use their resources, expertise and contacts to help your business grow, produce and profit? Professor Paul Stewart, Research Chair in Energy and Environment and programme delivery lead at the University of Derby said:

“This major investment initiative shows the commitment of the Universities in the region to engage with and support SMEs who are the cornerstone of the UK economy. The programme will deliver step changes in innovation, competitiveness and profitability to a large number of firms across the region, with associated benefits in employment and growth. The activity will strengthen existing collaborative links between the universities, and grow long-term relationships between academia and industry.”

University of Nottingham

UoNlogo2The University of Nottingham (UoN) work with hundreds of organisations both large and small, to find innovative solutions to the challenges they face. With over 3,000 academics at campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, they offer world-class research expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to provide that crucial competitive edge. Dr George Baxter, Director of Research, Enterprise and Graduate Services at The University of Nottingham, commented:

“Small businesses right across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will be able to benefit from Enabling Innovation and tap into the expertise offered by three universities. This wide-reaching programme really has the potential to enable local businesses to make a step change in the way they work, giving them a competitive advantage in their marketplace and helping them to grow and create new jobs.”