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Business support

Business focused programmes and products to help you develop your business.

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Work with expert, industry-focused academics to develop practical and innovative business solutions.

Scale up your business, increase your profitability, and develop the skills and knowledge of your workforce. We support small and medium businesses as well as blue-chip organisations.

Explore the services and courses we offer on this page, then get in touch using our business enquiry form.


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The Enterprise Centre

Intellectual Property Policy

Staff, non-staff members and students at the University are encouraged to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. Forming a spin-out company is just one way to commercialise intellectual property (IP). It is the route typically considered when there is no existing business to approach about the new IP or because the technology has clear potential to generate many products and engage multiple sectors. Such opportunities are known as platform or disruptive technologies. This guide is designed to provide guidance and support to those contemplating following this route.

Access our Intellectual Property Policy on our Policies page:

Intellectual property policy

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