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Journeys

About us

Co-Innovate Journeys provide support to SMEs, connects London-based SMEs with academic expertise and research practices at Brunel University London. This initiative offers the tools and support necessary to help your business innovate, differentiate and compete successfully in the market through collaborative projects with academics and students. The EU funding provides free tailored workshops for our beneficiaries, access to specialised research facilities and support in accessing innovation funding.

 

What do we offer?

Innovation Skills Workshops

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Greater London Authority gives us the opportunity to provide free workshops for those beneficiaries who are eligible. Workshops are facilitated by carefully selected specialist who can help grow your business , gain competitive advantage and innovate.

Our aim is to provide a flexible workshop programme that allows small companies to attend according to their needs and business schedule. If you are interested in signing up for Co-Innovate Journeys, please email us so we can talk you through our registration process or register for an upcoming event here.

Student collaboration

You can gain valuable insight from collaborating with our undergraduate and postgraduate students whilst identifying world class graduates for future employment.  Collaborative projects with our students benefit your business needs and also adds considerable value to a student’s education and career prospects, supporting the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.  

Academic Projects & Innovation vouchers

The Brunel Innovation Voucher Scheme is specifically designed to promote collaborative innovation between Brunel and all SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations based in the UK and who have not previously worked with Brunel. The vouchers will be allocated to projects that develop new products, processes or services that will help the company innovate, develop and grow.

Peer-to-peer support

We offer specialist knowledge and Peer-to-peer support from our Innovation Directors, who are industry specialists with extensive knowledge of diverse industries and various challenges faced by SMEs. They will support you through your journey of developing an idea or supporting your business needs through Peer-to-peer support. 

If you are interested in wanting to know more about these sessions, please email us so we can put you in contact with one of our Innovation Directors.

Farah Qureshi - Farah Qureshi Jewellery
It has been great to have been offered the opportunity to be an ambassador at Brunel University London. I have in the past and currently collaborate with the university on a variety of different projects, working alongside the students.

Farah Qureshi - Farah Qureshi Jewellery

Britain Stelly - Creature Courage
What I can say is that both the students and professors I have worked with have been brilliant and helped me a lot and I'm very grateful to them.

Britain Stelly - Creature Courage

Richard Hyams - Director at Astudio
I am delighted to be a Co-Innovate Company Ambassador for Brunel University as I have seen first-hand the benefit of involving academic institutions and the energy students and their professors bring to a project.

Richard Hyams - Director at Astudio