Date: 5th Apr 2016
Buckinghamshire New University wants to hear from businesses interested in working on innovative and commercial projects with its staff and students.
The University will be holding a business networking event at its campus in High Wycombe between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday 18 November to outline the proposals.
Businesses will be able to find out more about how they can get involved with knowledge transfer initiatives, invest in student start-up enterprises, commission consultancy work or sponsor PhD students to help solve a business problem.
Dr Lorraine Watkins-Mathys, Dean of the Faculty of Design Media & Management, said: "We are responding to the Government's call for businesses and universities to work more closely together.
"Bucks New University is an anchor institution for the region and beyond and has creative and media and technology expertise in leading sectors such as aviation, health, security, advertising, and gaming and animation.
"We are well-positioned to participate in the digital economy agenda set by the Government's Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, plus we are pursuing projects linked to exciting new areas such as cyber-security and telehealth."
Successful entrepreneur Mike Clare has supported the University for a number of years and is among sponsors of the networking event.
He said: "Bucks New University offers great ways to work with entrepreneurial young minds. Young people are full of enthusiasm and ideas and they can also inspire the businesses working with them."
Anyone wanting to attend must register by Friday 6 November. To register, or for more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture caption: Dr Lorraine Watkins-Mathys, Dean of the Faculty of Design Media & Management.