ACCESS TO THE EXPERTS
Achieving commercial advantage over competitors is important for business development and accelerating growth. Collaborating with a university provides access to innovative studies and distinguished researchers. Academia can also support your business with research and development expertise to drive innovation.
WIDEN YOUR TALENT POOL
Universities are a great place to find high-calibre candidates. From graduates with innovative ideas to PhD students coming up with the next big thing, there’s thousands of bright minds eager to get into the workplace. Teaming up with a university can help your business futureproof its workforce and fill skill gaps.
OUTSTANDING FACILITIES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Partnering with a university can help your business unlock access to world-class facilities and the experts who operate them. With first-class laboratory space, high-tech IT and scientific research equipment, take advantage of outstanding academia facilities without the financial burden of investment.
TWO MINDS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
Collaboration is a major factor in inventions and new products. Universities cultivate creative communities that share innovative ideas and best practice. This knowledge sharing makes universities the perfect environment to foster collaborative thinking with their on-campus co-working and shared communal spaces.
FUNDING AND INVESTMENT SUPPORT
Attracting investment and securing funding can take a start-up from concept to market. But navigating the funding maze can be complex and businesses aren’t always aware of the investment opportunities available to them. Universities have teams dedicated to advising on funding opportunities and the best way to present a robust business case.
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