Universities Mean Business 2016 Conference & Marketplace

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Vincent Building, Cranfield University

8:30am – 3pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Universities are proving they mean business, joining forces to meet and support locally based businesses at an exclusive event organised by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).

The ‘Universities Mean Business’ event, organised in partnership with SEMLEP’s Velocity Growth Hub which supports small to medium sized businesses across the South East Midlands, is set to take place on Wednesday, June 1st and will be hosted by Cranfield University near Milton Keynes.

An expert panel from universities in the South East Midlands – Cranfield University, The Open University, The University of Northampton, University of Buckingham, University of Bedfordshire and UCMK – will cover topics including Smart Cities, technology, cyber security, lean management and people and productivity.

The Universities will emphasise their potential as well as desire to support local businesses in becoming more competitive and innovative. Delegates, expected to be largely small and medium sized companies, will also learn how best to connect and extract value from knowledge transfer opportunities and about new funding opportunities, innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship and growth.