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Business services

Welcome to the Innovation Enterprise Zone (IEZ) – Staffordshire University’s response to employers’ and regional socio-economic needs.

In recent years, our university has made significant investments to provide access to leading-edge facilities, expertise, and the adoption of higher skills for businesses that are making a difference by growing through innovation.

We are led by your business needs, ambitions and strategies and are dedicated to putting your business at the heart of our research, expertise, skills provision, facilities, and funded support so you can benefit from every part of our ecosystem.

High-spec facilities for your business

£6M invested in innovation facilities available for business use

A range of support options

8 dedicated SME & Start-up support programmes

Funding for your business

£11M funded business support available to Staffordshire SMEs

Get in touch with our Employer Partnerships team who can answer any questions you may have about our range of services.

Latest business news

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University strengths recognised in KEF2

Work to support graduate start-up companies and upskill the region’s workforce has been recognised in the second Knowledge Exchange Framework.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021