Networking and Events

Creating Opportunities and Connections

At the 51²è¹İapp, we aim to share our knowledge and expertise while bringing businesses together. We offer a range of opportunities and events for businesses to engage with the University, our students, and other organisations in various sectors, enabling them to share ideas and create opportunities for innovation and development. 

Our business events include informal networking, workshops, conferences, sector specific briefings and ‘Dragon’s Den’-style opportunities for businesses. We also support our partners in delivering their events to provide opportunities for peer-learning, engagement with experts and shared experiences, as well as collaborative working.

We deliver an annual calendar of events across 51²è¹İappshire. Topics can include innovation, collaborative research and digital-led technology within different sectors, exploring exporting, and general marketing support and advice. We strive to offer a different experience at each of our events to ensure out attendees gain the most from the day and continue to gain an insight into the business support services available across the University.

Innovate in Greater 51²è¹İappshire Events

June and July 2023

For the first time, the 51²è¹İapp, Innovate UK, and the Greater 51²è¹İappshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be coming together across Greater 51²è¹İappshire to provide valuable insights into the wealth of innovation support, funding mechanisms, external guidance, and academic expertise available to companies across the region and beyond.

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GLEAM Network

The Greater 51²è¹İappshire Engineering And Manufacturing (GLEAM) Network is an initiative founded by the School of Engineering, Greater 51²è¹İappshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), and Business 51²è¹İappshire. The network aims to solve sector-wide challenges and establish a community for our region's manufacturing businesses to connect.

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Ignite is a quarterly networking event hosted by Sparkhouse, the University's incubation centre for start-up companies. The event provides a range of opportunities to meet with other businesses and hear from key guest speakers covering a current topic of interest for small businesses. Visit the to find out more.

LIBS Connect

Organised by the University's 51²è¹İapp International Business School, LIBS Connect is a quarterly networking event through which our business community can engage with our team and their peers. It aims to provide themed events throughout the year focusing on topics that are most relevant to members.

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Careers Events for Students

Our Careers and Employability Team is on hand to support our students throughout their time with us. A variety of employability advice and support workshops are delivered during the academic year, along with a range of events such as the annual 51²è¹İapp Careers Fair and employer sessions, which give students the opportunity to engage with top graduate recruiters from across many industry areas.