19th May 2006




Lincolnshire businesses are being invited to find out what the university has to offer them and how they can influence the university’s agenda.


Business Champions and the University of Lincoln are staging ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ on Wednesday 24th May to inspire innovation and exploit the potential of relationships between business and the university.


The event will be the first to be held in the newly completed East Midlands Media and Computing Centre (EMMTEC) on the Brayford Pool campus.


University Vice Chancellor Professor David Chiddick will welcome delegates and the keynote talk will be given by Newark architects and civil engineers MHI who have run two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programmes with the university.


A number of informal surgeries will then be held covering topics such as mentoring new businesses, graduate business incubation, how business can support the skills development of undergraduates, student work placements and continuing professional development courses to support business.


“We will focus on how businesses can directly support activity with the university and others to help drive up intellectual capital in the region and boost the region’s productivity,” said a university spokesman.


Around 60 businesses have already signed up for the event, which takes place from 4pm until 6.30pm on Wednesday 24th May.


If you would like to attend call Kirsty Holt on 0115 988 8432 or email Kirsty@businesschampions.org.uk



For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042             07843 658943             jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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