There are a number of services on offer to businesses through Cardiff Met, these include:
The team can also liaise with you to identify the academic or team that can work with your company on the following areas:
Marketing and business services
New product development
Research & development
Design, prototyping & batch manufacturing
Getting the right advice can make all the difference between success or failure. Here at Cardiff Metropolitan University we have expertise that encompasses a multitude of industries that can help you develop your business with tailored solutions through consultancy and development projects.
Working with Cardiff Met on a consultancy basis is an excellent way to develop a relationship and improve your processes, products and services. Our academics from across the
University's five schools and our
commercial units can support businesses by using their existing expertise to address a diverse range of challenges. Consultancy is just one of the principle routes for knowledge transfer, providing real business benefits which originate from our research strengths.
How Research & Enterprise Services can help
The Research and Enterprise Services (RES) team can identify the academic expertise that you require. Below are a few areas that RES and our academics can help you with:
- New product and/or service development
- Research and development
- Analysis, testing and validation work
- Supply of expert advice and opinion
- Feasibility and scoping studies
- Market research
- Technology road mapping
- Design, prototyping & batch manufacturing
If your business is facing a challenge that requires know-how that does not yet exist, a Cardiff Met academic may be able to help you move forward by carrying out relevant research on your behalf. Our team in Research & Enterprise Services can identify the academic expertise that you require and get the process started.
Form a Strategic Alliance
A Strategic alliance with Cardiff Met can bring together complementary strengths, transcending projects and people, and offer an expected return that is greater than the sum of outcomes from individual projects.
We are committed to forming such partnerships, for example with other research organisations and with companies.
Funding opportunities to collaborate
There are a number of funded opportunities available ranging from national to international funded projects, from pure research to research engaging business. These schemes are primarily funded through government organisations and charities but also through internal funding opportunities here at Cardiff Met. Through collaboration with businesses we can secure funding from these schemes.
Here are a number of funding opportunities for you to consider:
Innovate UK Funding
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency, it is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They offer a number of funding schemes for both large and small companies. These include Innovation vouchers, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Competitions and more, a full list of their funding opportunities can be viewed here:
Innovate UK funding page
Who can apply: Large and small companies depending on the grants.
European Funding for Research & Enterprise
The Research and Enterprise Services European Office (RESEO) team can work with you to identify any European funding available for collaboration. To find out how RESEO can help you please follow the link here:
Who can apply: Large and small companies depending on the funding.
Internal Funding available
Recognising the value of universities engaging with the issues affecting the wider community and
working with organisations outside of education, Cardiff Met has internal funding schemes to help our staff develop and build relationships with external partner organisations.
For more information about what schemes are currently available follow the link below to contact the team:
Contact the RES team
Who can apply: Large and small companies.
The University is participating in the Santander Intern Programme, connecting talented graduates with some of the UK's fastest growing, most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Santander is part-funding internships for final year students and recent graduates (in the last 2 years). If you would like to participate in this programme to recruit our final year students and recent graduates, follow the link below:
Who can apply: SMEs only
We recognise that the financial cost for SMEs of generating new ideas, technologies and processes to achieve competitive advantage can be high. Cardiff Met offers SMEs a range of schemes to drive their business forward. We understand you may have plans for growth but find it a challenge to find the right type of business support, or people with the right skills. Below are some ways we can help:
The Research and Enterprise Services (RES) team can identify the academic expertise that you
specifically require as an SME. Get in touch with the team to discuss how we can help:
Contact the Business Team
Training for your staff
Centre for Work Based Learning can work with you to identify training for you and your staff. They
focus on developing the workforce through applied and practical learning solutions which can be
bespoke to your needs.
Innovate UK funding
There are a number of funding opportunities available for SMEs through innovate UK with some schemes specifically targeted to SMEs. The schemes available include Innovation vouchers, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Competitions and more, a full list of their funding opportunities can be viewed here:
Innovate UK funding page
Work with our students
Get benefit from the training and ideas of our undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates through a number of schemes here at Cardiff Met. Businesses can engage with our engage with our students in the following ways:
Go Wales: Achieve through Work Experience
Cardiff Met Work Placements
Use our facilities
SMEs can make use of our conference and hospitality services;
use our commercial units and hire our laboratories.
Business Innovation and Design Support
Welsh Government funding is available to Cardiff Met for our International Centre for Design
and Research (pdr) to write up a report for a business, specifically to service or user centred design reports which can add value to your company,
Contact the Business Team
today to find out how we can help.