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University of Wolverhampton Business Services

There are a number of ways that the University of Wolverhampton may be able to engage with and help your business.

Whether you have a business idea and need help to develop it, are looking for funding and support, or just need access to conferencing facilities for your meetings and events, the University can help.

Offerings include; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) scheme, undergraduate placements, business support and more…

Visit the University Website for the full range of services.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK wide programme designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity by linking with an academic or research establishment and a graduate.

If your business has a specific strategic innovation project in mind, the University can help recruit a suitably skilled graduate capable of leading the project. For its duration, the University will then act as the graduate’s employer. This allows a business to gain academic expertise that is not currently in-house which can improve performance and help increase competitiveness.

It is part funded by a grant. The business contributes to the salary of the graduate and towards the cost of a supervisor who oversees the scheme.

If you are Interested please visit the University website for contact details.

Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) is a business improvement programme.

KEEN aims to transfer knowledge into the business with a focus on innovation and research. This is achieved through the recruitment of a recent graduate to work full-time on a growth project developed in association with the University.

Student Placements

Short (8-12 weeks) undergraduate or longer term recent graduate placements are available.

As well as giving a student or recent graduate valuable work experience, they will bring their recently obtained skills to your business and you don’t pay National Insurance or tax on their wages.

The University runs a full free of charge, search and selection service to find the right student for your project or recruitment needs.

Marches Growth Hub

The Telford and Wrekin Marches Growth Hub is based in the Business and Technology Centre building on our Telford Campus.

The Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business grants, loans, support and advice available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.

It offers hot desk facilities, meeting rooms, video conferencing facilities, hosts networking events and more.

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Wolverhampton Science Park

Our complimentary facility in Wolverhampton, provides office accommodation in a wide range of sizes, along with space for workshop or laboratory style operations.

Business and Technology Centre

Also located at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus, BTC offers a wide range of office accommodation and access to business services and facilities. The Centre consists of 25 offices of varying sizes and complements the services offered by EIC.

SPARK

Based at Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK is a unique environment where creative, engineering and technology start-ups can ignite and grow their ideas. It provides places to work, meet, collaborate, network and learn.

Meet the EIC Team

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Nigel Babb
Commercial Director

Nigel is the Commercial Director for the University of Wolverhampton which includes EIC as well as University of Wolverhampton Science Park and the Business and Technology Centre.

Nigel Babb
Commercial Director
Lynsey Whitfield
Project Manager

Centre Manager Lynsey is the person that pulls everything together at EIC and is always striving to make the tenant experience the best it can possibly be.

Lynsey Whitfield
Project Manager
Lorraine Page
Centre Co-ordinator

Lorraine has been with EIC since day one. She is always on hand at reception as the first point of call for anyone wanting to know more about EIC or for our tenants that may need help or a query answered.

Lorraine Page
Centre Co-ordinator
Tony Ravenhill
Technician

Tony the technician works behind the scenes and is always available to answer your questions on how IT can operate within EIC and help your business run smoothly.

Tony Ravenhill
Technician
John Smith
Technician

Helping to keep the building functioning since its doors first opened, IT technician John is the man to help when it comes to getting you up and running on the network.

John Smith
Technician