Centre for Applied Business Research Projects

Entrepreneurial Universities for Industry Alliances - EUFORIA

This project aims to develop links between universities and enterprises in order to enhance teaching and learning, upgrade the curricula in line with the needs of enterprises and improve the financial sustainability of HEIs in Kosovo.

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SEE Green - Senior Engagement in a Green Economy

The main aim of the project is to improve senior citizens’ knowledge of energy efficiency practices and schemes. The training materials developed will promote techniques and changes that can be adopted to make senior citizen dwellings more energy efficient. Care homes, private homes, residential villages and social clubs will all be included in the learning programme.

ASPIRE - Achieving Sustainable Programmes in Regeneration and Entrepreneurship: Jordan, Lebanon and Palestinian Territories, Occupied

The ASPIRE Tempus Project aims to enhance the capacity of the six consortium universities in Jordan, Lebanon and the Occupied Palestinian Territory by enabling them to develop sustainable programmes in entrepreneurship in their countries.

GPrix - Good Practices in Innovation Support Measures for SMEs

The GPrix project will provide a comprehensive insight into the design and implementation of SME research and innovation support measures, actions, services and networks at national and regional level. GPrix will evaluate the impact, in particular amongst SMEs from the traditional manufacturing sectors, which represent the vast majority of companies in Europe. Best practice will be identified to inform funding priorities under the Horizon 2020 programme.

RETS - Renewable Energies Transfer System

The three year RETS project (Renewable Energies Transfer System) is funded through the INTERREG IV C programme and is a partnership of 12 organisations in nine countries. The aim of the project is to improve the knowledge and competencies of local and regional policy makers in renewable energy systems, and by doing so facilitate a greater deployment of effective renewable energy policies at local and regional levels. Through encouraging the set-up of sustainable development policies, the RETS project provides a way to anticipate European and international legislation, thus participating in the EU 2020 commitments: 20/20/20.

ELED - Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

This EU Tempus project is aimed at improving the training of entrepreneurs and the creation of an entrepreneurship-friendly environment in the three partner countries. The project involves the establishment of a Masters programme in Entrepreneurship. The project embraces nine universities and a number of public and private institutions in the three countries, as well as nine partner universities in the EU countries.

Diversification in Ceramics Study

The ‘Diversification in Ceramics Study’ (2010) builds on the ‘Ceramics Supply Industry Study’ (2003) by appraising the changes in organisations over the intervening period. As products, markets and production processes change over time, for whatever reason, the project attempts to capture what has changed amongst the 2002 respondent companies operating within the Ceramics Industry.

M6 Toll Road

CABR completed two pieces of research for M6 toll road owners, Midland Express. The first piece of research demonstrated the additional economic benefits that would be brought to the region in terms of opening up employment sites. The second piece of research involved calculating the carbon footprint of the toll road in terms of its operation, construction and future use and provided policy and business recommendations for the future. As a consequence of the research, the parent company, Macquarie Bank, invested in a carbon offsetting company.

Resources and Attainment at Key Stage 4

This education-based study was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and undertaken in association with the Institute for Education Policy Research. The report evaluates the effectiveness of increased per-pupil spending in English secondary schools. It contributes to public policy debate on ‘value for money’ and school performance.

Industrial Competitiveness and Restructuring in Accession Countries

This EU Framework 5 project is investigating the competitiveness of industries in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in the period before accession to the EU, and how the position of different industries changed in the course of preparation for the accession.