Business Support services from the University of Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham offers a variety of pre-funded business support programmes that help SMEs across the East and West Midlands.

Our partnerships are far-reaching and diverse. Successful businesses are crucial for economic growth and we believe that by partnering with us, we can help to grow and continue the success of your business. 

Access to state-of-the-art equipment, testing and Analysis 

Utilise our state-of-the-art scientific equipment or train members of your team on a particular technique. Our researchers are on hand to offer technical support, problem solving and help with product development. 

We continually invest in resources, and improve research facilities to ensure that our academic staff and doctoral researchers are able to pursue their ideas, undertake research and transfer their knowledge to ensure significant global impact and excellence in teaching.

Funding Opportunities

We can help you to navigate your way through the funding opportunities that may be available for your organisation and find you a suitable academic partner to work with.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 

Enter a three-way Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Birmingham and a high quality graduate to work on a project for a period of between six months and three years.

University of Birmingham's Badges

2 / 12 Badges Achieved

Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit www.madeequal.com

Made Manufacturing Hero

Awarded to members that have made an exceptional achievement, which includes some social good. Including those who showed support for "Backing Britain" and "Made Futures" projects through submitting articles to the respective publications.

Made Futures

Awarded to participants in the Made Futures virtual careers week – both exhibitors and speakers.

Made Expert Networker

Awarded to members who have attend at least 6+ networking events in a year (starting from 2021).

Made Founder Member

Awarded to the first 100 members of the Made in Group.

Made Top Publisher

Awarded to members that publish at least 6+ articles in a year (starting from 2021).

5K Views

Members who have had at least 5k+ visits to their microsite.

1K Views

Members who have had at least 1k+ visitors to their microsite.

Made Angels

Awarded to members of the Made Angels investor network (this group meet up once a quarter).

Made Top Microsite

Awarded to all of the members that appear in the top #MicrositeOfTheDay post, as chosen by the digital communications team.

Made Newbie

Awarded for completing your first article and publishing to the Made platform.

Made Advocacy

Awarded to members who have a “Member of Made” logo on their main company website, with a link going back to their microsite.

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Company Statistics

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  • April 2019
  • 7,000
  • 1900
  • £580,000,000

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Contact Us

University of Birmingham, Metallurgy and Materials Building, Elms Road, Birmingham, B15 2SE
Tel: 0121 414 5888
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/partners/sme-support/index.aspx