On December 17th (10.30 – 15.30), Room C502, The Curzon Building, Birmingham City University , The ERC (Enterprise Research Centre) and ISBE (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) invite you to join the full establishment of a community of interest group specifically focusing on models of university/SME engagement which support performance and growth.

At last year’s inaugural meeting Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development, Birmingham City University led the formation of the group with the key aims being the establishment of a COI capable of building a range of research led activities which promote SME growth through university/SME engagement. Issues discussed included: Why are participants interested in a COI; What does the available ‘best practice’ look like – including what are the capabilities of the institutions and what are the barriers to progressing such work; and What would/should a successful COI do?

For further information please click here to download the Event Flyer.
This event it FREE to attend and funding to assist with travel expenses of PHD students is available if required. Please contact Mark Gilman for details.

To register to come along please send an email to [email protected]