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University services for business development

University of Brighton (based at Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings)

Developing your business, products and services

The business section of the University of Brighton's website outlines the services you can access to help you develop your products and services and grow your business. Services include consultancy, contract research, facilities hire and Knowledge Exchange (KTP). Contact the university's business development team who are field specialists with industrial experience in specific sectors. The university works with many businesses, see some of the case studies and videos about who they work with  The innovative Profitnet programme includes peer support and networking for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Recruitment, work placements and volunteers

The university produces over 5,000 graduates each year and employers can recruit for full-time or part-time positions, take a student on placement, offer work experience or find volunteers.  Contact the Careers Centre for the free vacancy advertising service and to find out about placements and other ways of raising your profile with students and graduates. Email them at

Training and development

See the range of training and education available that ranges from individual modules to professionally recognised qualifications.

University of Chichester based at Chichester and Bognor

The website outlines a range of facilities for businesses including the recruitment of graduates and business development services:

University of Sussex based at Falmer, Brighton

Sussex Innovation Centre (SinC)

SinC is a business incubator that specialises in support for start-ups and growing companies. It offers professional services, office space, meeting rooms and in-house support services such as reception, admin, catering and access to photocopying, IT and printing facilities. It is based at Falmer which has excellent transport links via road, rail and bus. SinC's facilities are offered to tenant and virtual tenant companies. 

Student placements and internships

The Careers and Employability Centre provides details of how to engage with Sussex undergraduates and graduates via work placements (ranging from year long paid professional placements to short-term work experience) and internships that can help you move your business forward.

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs)

Organisations can get access to a range of university services, consultancies and facilities via KTPs that apply academic knowledge for the direct benefit commercial benefit of businesses wishing to become more innovative, efficient and effective. Contact to find out more about prices and grant funding.






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