Academic partnerships could help with business recovery

The University of Wolverhampton is all set to share its management expertise via the Government’s Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) programme which could help businesses with their post-Covid recovery.

Like the highly successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, a Management KTP will create a unique three-way partnership between a company, a team of experienced academics and a qualified graduate. The projects can last between 12 months to three years.

Emma Pearson, Knowledge Transfer Manager, at the University said: “During these uncertain times many businesses are concerned about their company’s future. Post-Covid recovery means many companies will need to explore new innovative ways of working, from establishing remote offices to completely adopting new business models.”

“Effective management can make the difference between a thriving and failing company, and a part funded Management KTP could be the solution.”

“Our academic experts from the Wolverhampton Business School at the University of Wolverhampton are welcoming the introduction of Management KTPS, which allow them to work in partnership with companies to identify new approaches and deliver transformative change.”

Management KTPs are part-funded up to 67 per cent of the total project cost. Management KTPs are co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, a department of the UK Government and Innovate UK.

For more information, see the full article.

Bronze Labs shortlisted for ‘AI Innovation of the Year’

Bronze Labs has been shortlisted for ‘AI Innovation of the Year’ within the UK Digital Leaders 100 awards for their work on “The Tribe Project”. Tribe is an Artificial Intelligence centred initiative to directly tackle national care inequality. The finalists come down to  a public vote – to support the project and your fellow Entrepreneur please take a few seconds to vote for Tribe here: https://digileaders100.com/ai-innovation

Earlier this year CEO Richard Howells won ‘Best British Tech Pioneer’ (West Midlands) for his work in to address social economic inequality and is now focused on scaling the Tribe ‘Tech for Good’ projects nationally.

Did you get your blood pressure checked?

Yesterday we had a visit from the British heart foundation. Tenants visited ‘the pressure table’ between 11am and 3pm to get a quick health review and some great tips on healthy eating.

Approximately 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure; one third of people with high blood pressure do not know that they have it. Most people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms, others experience symptoms such as sweating or headaches.

Lack of attention to the little things mean most individuals do not think they need their blood pressure checked, resulting in health risks they may not be aware of till it is too late. Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure and ways to improve/ manage a healthy lifestyle.

A quick check goes a long way.

Apprenticeships with PebblePad

PebblePad are switching individuals onto the power of learning and earning by providing apprenticeship opportunities through the University of Wolverhampton. Their most recent apprenticeship is Digital and Technology Solutions which is currently provided to 6 apprentices. This programme allows Pebble to teach valuable skills need by business while providing industry experience and supporting.

To read more about Pebble and their Apprentices’ experiences visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/2020/february-2020/company-gets-switched-on-to-apprenticeships.php

For more information about Apprenticeships visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/business-services/apprenticeships/