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Enterprise Support and Opportunities for Businesses

An enterprising culture is at the very heart of Liverpool Hope University and Hope Business Gateway.  There are a number of innovative and exciting opportunities available to businesses and organisations that support a true enterprising culture.

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Courses for Businesses

‎‎We offer business support as well as training and development programmes, from our new Business Essentials taster workshops to in-depth courses delivered by a team of experts. Whether you are bidding for that all important tender to creating a marketing strategy that works; our aim is to help you grow your business by providing you with the essential knowledge, skills and techniques to succeed in today's competitive marketplace.  You can find details of our latest offerings in our Courses for Businesses section.

 

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Networking Events 

Hope Business Gateway hosts a range of topical business networking events, primarily located within the stunning EDEN Building. These events bring together an extensive network of key decision makers, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders from across the country. With a dedicated theme for each event hosted, businesses and organisations can capitalise on a number of excellent sponsorship packages that offer further profile raising opportunities. Sponsors can enjoy a designated speaker slot alongside a keynote representative, selected advertising slots for their brand banner and full advertising support from the Hope Business Gateway team.

 

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Collaborative Research

This provides the opportunity for businesses and Liverpool Hope University academics to work in partnership to develop ideas, products and services that will have a real impact on economic, environmental and social issues. 

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 

These help businesses improve their competitive approach and productivity through Liverpool Hope University’s skill set and extensive knowledge base. These programmes meet a core strategic need to identify innovative solutions to help a business grow.

 

Partnership Opportunities

As part of our partnership with Everton in the Community, three teams of Hope staff, students and graduates recently played at Goodison in the Hope Enterprise Cup. Read more on our News page.

 

Enterprise Pod

This is a retail sales unit located in a prime site at our Hope Park Campus that offers businesses the opportunity to sell products and services to Hope staff and students and graduates, five days a week.

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Incubation Space 

Housed within the University, Hope Business Gateway’s incubation units provide the perfect environment for new start-ups to prosper. There are opportunities for hot-desking on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, as well as small offices for those who wish to develop their business further.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to the sponsorship offered by the Business Gateway, there are opportunities to sponsor graduate enterprise awards, student scholarships and corporate undergraduate and postgraduate prizes. Please contact the Development Office and Alumni team for more information.

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Student Action Learning Projects/Dissertations

For businesses looking for solutions to problems then there is an opportunity to offer students action learning projects.  Where a company has a specific problem why not contact the University and ask if a group of students could work on it as part of their coursework?

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Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities

If you are keen to give something back then you might be interested in acting as a mentor to students, graduates or new start-up businesses. 

 

Further information

For more information on any of the above enterprise and support opportunities, please contact:

 

Carol BuckmanERDF Logo

Business Gateway Manager

T: 0151 291 3285

E: buckmac@hope.ac.uk