UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 259

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 259 The latest Forum facility is open to to be the public built at the and University is a space of to meet, eat, collaborate Wolverhampton Science and network Park opens in summer On-site Business Support Services Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre (WBSC) provides an award- winning point of contact for access to a wide portfolio of innovative business solutions. The Black Country Growth Hub is co-located within WBSC. Businesses can access a wealth of business support, advice, and funding prospects. Universit y support The expertise and experience of the University of Wolverhampton’s academics can make a substantial difference to the competitiveness of SMEs that engage with it, having an excellent, award-winning, track record in the delivery of Knowledge Transfer initiatives and a strong commitment to improving the economic prosperity of the region. Tenants are encouraged to benefit from this support by taking advantage of the highly skilled and local graduate base, allowing them to capitalise on new talent via placement programmes as well as knowledge sharing initiatives. Businesses wanting to develop and enhance their research and development activities are actively encouraged to collaborate with research centres and institutes at the University, whose work has been assessed as World-Leading. The SciTech Innovation Hub A team of specialists in New Product Development from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, “The recently opened FabLab is offering companies equipped with a range of prototyping technical support. The latest addition technologies to enable physical to their portfolio is realisation of new product designs” the recently opened FabLab, equipped with a range of prototyping technologies to enable physical realisation of new product designs. Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Business Incubation Business Incubation provided in the SPARK & SP/ACE areas at UoWSP and within the e-Innovation Centre at Telford offers flexible, managed workspaces with support packages available, aiming to reduce the time it takes entrepreneurs to reach business development goals. Find out more at www.sparkspace.co.uk, www.e-innovationcentre.co.uk and www.wlv.ac.uk/enterprise/ UW TIC Growing technology businesses in Shropshire can benefit from the flexible business accommodation and support services available at the e-Innovation Centre at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus. The e-IC has 36 incubator units and a number of larger grow-on units, as well as a facility for businesses that may require a “drop-in” service. Further information can be found at the www.e-innovationcentre.co.uk and www.businessandtechnologycentre.co.uk websites at any time. ■ Close to M5, M6, M42, M54 Wolverhampton & Birmingham rail Birmingham & East Midlands airport N e a r by Wolverhampton City Centre i54 Enterprise Zone Birmingham City Centre Str a te g i c n e tw o r k University of Wolverhampton Black Country LEP Marches LEP