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Naomi Wilcock, Business Helpdesk

Business Helpdesk

Call Naomi Wilcock on +44(0)1273 643098 or email

For businesses of all types and sizes, we offer a wide variety of expertise including professional training courses, consultancy, research and development, collaborative research opportunities, student placements and internships. Contact our business helpdesk where we will put you in touch with the right people in our organisation.

Community Helpdesk

Call Bethan Prosser on +44(0)1273 643229 or email

For local community, voluntary and statutory organisations enquiring about research, university resources and possible collaborative opportunities. We can help you to develop your ideas into projects, provide start-up funding and help networks and communities of practice to develop.
About the Community University Partnership Programme.

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University of Brighton research making world class impact
Research Excellence Framework 2014 results released.

The University of Brighton has a new suite of Business Growth Programmes, which are all heavily subsidised, to help your business grow.

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SME growth

For small and medium sized businesses in any sector. Knowledge Exchange, development programmes, grants and internships.


Green growth

Development support for small and medium-sized businesses in the environmental and low-carbon sectors, based in Sussex.


Organisational growth

Learning and development opportunities for organisations of all sizes that want to development their staff.


These programmes are funded from a range of sources including the Business Growth Grants from Coast to Capital and Greater Brighton City Region.


Business development support
Collaborations and services to help local business develop and support economic growth.

Training courses designed for your business
Design and delivery of custom-made or customised courses and quality assurance of in-house courses.

Specialist research facilities
Includes electron microscopes, human movement laboratory, category three microbiology laboratory.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Government-funded support to employ a university graduate for a strategic development project.

Product design and development
Includes technical consulting, product testing and materials analysis.

Environmental technologies and services
Includes research into sustainable buildings, waste management, nanotechnologies and biodiversity.

Healthcare and pharmaceutical research
Research and development of medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

Creative and digital industries
Research and support for the development of the Brighton creative, digital and IT cluster.

Relocating to the south-east
Business support services and opportunities for businesses relocating to Sussex and Surrey.

Business consultancy
Draw on expertise in the labour market, innovation management, business processes from logistics to retail.