Business Soundbites networking events pair external experts with KBS academics to debate their views on economically relevant topics to an audience of regional stakeholders. Business Soundbites take place regularly, at our state-of-the art Sibson building in Canterbury, on Medway campus, or ‘on location’ in Kent.
The Kent Business Summit is an annual event organised in partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Locate in Kent (LiK).
We regularly welcome the business community to share ideas and knowledge at our Business Summit and Business Soundbites networking events.
£40million is available to businesses seeking to innovate. See below for some firms who have utilised a KTP.
“The KTP strengthened the practical foundations of our research,” Dr Jaideep Oberoi.
“The optimisation tool provided valuable insight into the true cost of operations," Dr Niaz Wassan,
This KTP was awarded “Outstanding” by the grading panel for its achievements.
Our students can provide valuable support to your business through:
Led by horticultural and agricultural research institution NIAB EMR, the Growing Kent and Medway consortium encourages competitiveness of Britain’s horticulture, food and drink businesses.
Use our Mentoring Hub for specialist advice on how to market a business and promote products.
Our academic research addresses some of the largest and most pressing challenges of our time.
If you are a business, a charity or a public sector organisation, the University's Business and Innovation Gateway team can help you to access funding, facilities, new technology and academic expertise to meet your business needs.
Study as you work with Higher Degree Apprenticeships and our MBA
Our ASPIRE centre fuels the appetite of budding entrepreneurs who give back to the community by launching businesses as they study. Through our Business Start Up Journey and Selfie programmes, innovative ideas are brought to life.
Click the button to find out more about ASPIRE or scroll down to the image panels below to read about our recent student entrepreneurs.
Nadia launched her beauty brand Nadia Esi in 2020 and has been featured in Forbes.