Supporting innovation and enterprise
As a business school we are committed to helping businesses of all kinds grow and develop. By sharing our resources and expertise with established businesses, not-for-profit organisations and start-ups in the region we aim to support and contribute to building an innovative and resilient economy.
Profitnet is a 12-month business development and support programme that enables small and medium-sized enterprises to learn from each other. It allows access to the expertise of the university and provides input from practitioners in every business field.
Business owners, directors and senior managers work together in a confidential environment to find solutions to real business problems and help each other to identify new opportunities.
Developed by CENTRIM, the programme has been successful for over 1,000 businesses in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, and it’s expanding.
Profitnet enables innovation and ideas to flourish. It can help you to:
- fast-track expertise into your business skills
- improve your business skills
- boost your motivation
- generate ideas for new products and services
- develop opportunities for collaboration
- make cost savings.
Brighton Business School has partnered with MDHUB to provide a gateway to the range of resources at the University of Brighton.
Our partnership with MDHUB gives members access to highly specialised expertise, the latest research in a variety of business and management topics, specialist facilities and student and graduate skills through:
- seminars, talks and events
- student projects, internships and placements
- advice and consultancy
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a partnership between a company, a university and a graduate. It is a government-funded programme whereby a graduate ‘associate’ works on a project that is strategically important to the company, with the support of senior academics at the university.
By participating in KTPs you can:
- access qualified people to spearhead new projects
- access experts who can help take your business forward
- develop innovative solutions to help your business grow
- increase your competitive advantage
- improve your performance/business operations
- increase profitability.
We can help you identify an associate who has the right expertise for your business.
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship network, made up of students, graduates and staff who are interested in developing their enterprise skills and/or their business ideas. Many Beepurple members are self-employed or have set up their own companies. The scheme runs a number of courses to support and encourage entrepeneurship.