With the shrinking public purse, the need for educational providers (colleges and universities) to generate revenue from commercial activity has never been more acute. Establishing an Innovation Hub provides a structured and cost effective platform that enables an educational provider (colleges and universities) to generate commercial revenue, strengthen outreach activities and enriches the educational offer. It offers a swift and efficient route to business development and income generation opportunities.
We work closely with you through this journey, providing you with clear guidance for the Hub’s management, helping you develop your active innovation plan for growth and launching your Hub successfully in record time.
The net impact is greater economic value and social benefit through more customers, diversified markets, better asset utilisation, enriched STEM curriculum and strengthened partnerships. All of which enable you to develop new sustainable revenue streams that underpin your college plan for growth.
Education and training providers including colleges, universities and other knowledge-based organisations engaged in economic development activities.
The Workshop follows the following key sessions:
Successful Innovation Hubs can also apply for the Investor in Innovations standard and award.
“The Innovation Hub at East Berkshire College will enable the College to realise its vision to put employers at the heart of the curriculum. Empowering employers to shape aspects of the curriculum which improves the employability of learners (STEM, Design and Entrepreneurship). Additionally employers will have access to a secure creative space to explore innovative solutions in collaboration with students or in seclusion with their teams and business partners.”
Virginia Barrett, Deputy Principal (Curriculum and Quality)
East Berkshire College