Staffordshire University have been announced as finalists in the 2013 Midlands Business Awards in two categories â€“ Most Enterprising University and Most Innovative University.
The annual Birmingham-based awards which is now in its 8th year, celebrates the achievements of businesses and organisations from across the Midlands region. The categories reward outstanding performance in demonstrating enterprise and promoting entrepreneurship, and outstanding performance in stimulating innovation.
What makes Staffordshire University a serious competitor for the awards is their ongoing work to champion innovation – commended by HEFCE, a growing portfolio of spin-out companies and their collaborative work as part of the BIG consortium. They have also helped over 300 start-up businesses through the SPEED+ Scheme and currently support over 80 SMEs in their business incubation facilities.
A team from Enterprise and Commercial Development were invited to pitch to the judging panel to strengthen their application and demonstrate why Staffordshire University should win in each category. The glittering awards ceremony takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Friday 28 February 2014 when all the winners will be announced.