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How Can Birmingham Businesses Learn from Universities?

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012   Category: Credit Cards

Birmingham businesses will be given the opportunity to learn from experts at Birmingham City University after £6 million was donated to the cause. How do you think this money should be used to boost business innovation and growth in Birmingham? The University received the money as part of the Government’s Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF). This is just one part of Birmingham University that will be showcased during Universities Week. Universities Week is a national campaign to highlight the power and force universities have in helping boost and driving forward the economy. The money will be distributed to Birmingham City University between 2011 and 2015 at £1,293,503 a year, the Birmingham Post revealed. This money will be used after discussions have taken place over how expertise and innovation can best be shared with local businesses and community partners to develop the economy in Birmingham. Universities Week is set to run 13th-19th June this year to highlight how universities benefit wider society. Five key themes will be focused on, and these include the value behind universities and how they boost local businesses, how they support local communities, and the research they carry out which will benefit UK society in 20 years’ time. “In the media maelstrom which currently surrounds higher education funding, it’s easy to lose sight of the huge social, economic and cultural impact of universities,” commented Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK – an organisation which is co-ordinating the Week. What do you think about this new scheme however, and do you think local businesses will benefit from experts at local universities? This is an original News story brought to you exclusively fromAccessstorage.com. On Linkedin? Join the Selly Oak Local Business Forum for more local business news and debate.

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