University of Plymouth Enterprise Solutions offers a wide range of support to businesses. Enterprise Solutions is your gateway to accessing University of Plymouth expertise, talent and facilities. Their aim is to give you the support you need, when you need it.

What’s on Offer?

Inspiring Futures with Plymouth University

Opportunity for free business consultancy advice from Plymouth Business School students.  Projects that students could undertake include :

– an online competitor analysis
– create a social media strategy
– research funding options
– undertake a supplier analysis
– identify potential markets for existing or new products
– conduct a website review

Participating in Inspiring Futures is free for all organisations. Students are not paid for the work that they undertake as it forms part of their assessment.

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Advertise your graduate opportunities with the University’s jobs board

Create your own advert on the University’s jobs board. This University service is free and easy to use and opens your opportunities to their wide range of students and graduates. The system is also linked to the National Prospects jobs board.

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Consultancy, contract and collaborative research

With an international reputation for the quality of our research in many diverse fields across the sciences, arts and humanities, University of Plymouth is one of the leading research universities in the South West. To find out how your business can tap into our academic and technical expertise in our research institutes, contact Enterprise Solutions. If you need social, economic or market research to inform your strategy, our SERIO team can help.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

You could get funding from Innovate UK to improve your business by working with Plymouth University and a graduate to undertake a challenging project for your business. With over 30 years’ experience, Plymouth University is one of the South West’s leading providers of KTPs.

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Intellectual capital

This topic is of paramount importance when embarking on a commercial venture, particularly when in collaboration with University of Plymouth. Essentially, it is the ability to recognise, capture and protect the intellectual value of the commercial venture. The University has an open resource for all –, which provides more detail on the subject and information on how we mutually manage the process.

Facilities and equipment

Bridge the gap between research and development by accessing specialist facilities and equipment including ISO9001 accredited labs.

We offer a bespoke service supported by technical specialists with expertise in areas including mechanical engineering, materials characterisation, geology and biomedical.

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Formation zone

Available on the main Plymouth campus and at each of the three Innovation Centres in Cornwall, Formation Zone is perfect if you have a business idea you’d like to develop in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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One stop ideas shop

Find confidential guidance on protecting and developing your business ideas or product from our expert panel.  These events are held regularly in Plymouth and Cornwall.

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Contact Information

T: 0800 052 5600




Can’t find the support service you are looking for?

If you would like to talk to one of our advisers about your business support needs so that we can match you to the most appropriate support available locally contact the Growth Hub today.

03456 047 047