BAU should win a number of funded contracts to deliver projects to benefit SMEs – whereby CFE provides knowledge-based assistance for Entrepreneurs, usually via consultancy.

The work may cover almost any aspect of business improvement, via collaborative applied research or ‘knowledge exchange’, but usually some form of innovation is involved. There are a lot of different schemes, international/national/and local, available to help businesses.  Getting the hang of them all isn’t necessary – the Chamber of Commerce, Business Brokers and the local professional advisors have expertise in promoting what schemes are available and the internal team dedicated to the acquisition of these funding opportunities collaborates with entrepreneurs.

There are other funding opportunities, updated regularly, available to SMEs for accessing all of applied research and the expertise of staff and students.