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University of Wolverhampton Business Services

There are a number of ways that the University of Wolverhampton may be able to engage with and help your business.

Whether you have a business idea and need help to develop it, are looking for funding and support, or just need access to conferencing facilities for your meetings and events, the University can help.

Offerings include; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), undergraduate placements, business support and more…

Visit the University Website for the full range of services.

Visit the University funding page for information on current opportunities.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK wide programme designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity by linking with an academic or research establishment and a graduate.

If your business has a specific strategic innovation project in mind, the University can help recruit a suitably skilled graduate capable of leading the project. For its duration, the University will then act as the graduate’s employer. This allows a business to gain academic expertise that is not currently in-house which can improve performance and help increase competitiveness.

It is part funded by a grant. The business contributes to the salary of the graduate and towards the cost of a supervisor who oversees the scheme.

If you are Interested please visit the University website for contact details.

BECCI Project

Benefits Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country and Marches LEP areas of the West Midlands, by providing free support in the development of products and services that reduce carbon usage.

The BECCI project engages with SMEs, linking them to the University’s academic experts to drive product and service innovation that will contribute to the UK campaign to reduce our C02 emissions. We understand that the sector is varied and fast moving, so the BECCI team provides practical support so help SMEs engage with these innovations.

Areas supported include insulation, building fabric, ventilation, heating and cooling controls, battery storage and smart grid.

The BECCI project resides within the Faculty of Science and Engineering which is part of the University of Wolverhampton.

Student Placements

Short (8-12 weeks) undergraduate or longer term recent graduate placements are available.

As well as giving a student or recent graduate valuable work experience, they will bring their recently obtained skills to your business and you don’t pay National Insurance or tax on their wages.

The University runs a full free of charge, search and selection service to find the right student for your project or recruitment needs.

Marches Growth Hub

The Telford and Wrekin Marches Growth Hub is based in the Business and Technology Centre building on our Telford Campus.

It offers hot desk facilities, meeting rooms, video conferencing facilities, hosts networking events and more.

SOLVD Project

The SOLVD project is led by the University of Wolverhampton in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council to help businesses harness cutting-edge digital technologies to improve productivity. Free support is available to businesses in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Access University of Wolverhampton expertise in:

  • Immersive Technologies (virtual, augmented and mixed reality)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • Big data and analytics
  • Cyber security
  • 5G and wireless technologies
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors
  • Robotics

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Find out more about what the University has to offer...

Wolverhampton Science Park

Our complimentary facility in Wolverhampton, provides office accommodation in a wide range of sizes, along with space for workshop or laboratory style operations.

e-Innovation Centre

Also located at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus, EIC offers a wide range of office accommodation and access to business services and facilities. The Centre offers Launchpad and Incubator facilities for smaller businesses and complements the services offered by BTC.


Based at Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK is a unique environment where creative, engineering and technology start-ups can ignite and grow their ideas. It provides places to work, meet, collaborate, network and learn.

Meet the BTC Team

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Nigel Babb
Commercial Director

Nigel is the Commercial Director for the University of Wolverhampton which includes EIC as well as University of Wolverhampton Science Park and the Business and Technology Centre.

Nigel Babb
Commercial Director
Lynsey Whitfield
Project Manager

Centre Manager Lynsey is the person that pulls everything together at EIC and is always striving to make the tenant experience the best it can possibly be.

Lynsey Whitfield
Project Manager
Lorraine Page
Centre Co-ordinator

Lorraine has been with EIC since day one. She is always on hand at reception as the first point of call for anyone wanting to know more about EIC or for our tenants that may need help or a query answered.

Lorraine Page
Centre Co-ordinator
Tony Ravenhill

Tony the technician works behind the scenes and is always available to answer your questions on how IT can operate within EIC and help your business run smoothly.

Tony Ravenhill
John Smith

Helping to keep the building functioning since its doors first opened, IT technician John is the man to help when it comes to getting you up and running on the network.

John Smith