Business Development delivers a range of services which support business growth and innovation in Hertfordshire and the wider region. Businesses we support range from public sector (NHS, Local Authorities, Schools), large companies, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, social enterprises and start-ups and entrepreneurs.
We facilitate access to the University’s equipment and facilities (labs and venues) and coordinate bids for consultancy, contract research, collaborative research and knowledge exchange, most of which we seek to secure public co-funding. In addition, we help to commercialise the University’s intellectual property and support spin-out business formation and investment.
We support the development and delivery of Apprenticeships and skills training through continuing professional development and short courses.
Start-ups and entrepreneurs
We facilitate access to the all-campus incubator and provide a community of practice to support their early business journeys.
Our key role is to support our Academic Schools and colleagues to work with businesses, to ensure that the University has impact on commerce and society and to help improve the student experience by our academics actively engaging with the external community. As a Business Development member of staff you will encounter a wide variety of exciting and interesting experiences working with our talented academic colleagues and business clients; if you enjoy problem solving, building lasting relationships and having an impact then Business Development is for you.