Collaborate with us

As a practice-based University, we produce a wide and diverse collection of research. We pride ourselves on developing research that delivers real-world business or societal impact and our research collaborations are key to this.
We invite businesses and organisations of all sizes from all sectors to get in touch to discuss the potential of a research collaboration, especially within the focus areas below.

Areas for collaboration

Augmented reality

Implementing Augmented Reality within your business may be more accessible than you think.

More on AR

Big data

How could you harness the power of Big Data? Find out more about the possibilities for your business.

Learn about Big Data

Smart cities

Local authorities and business are already leveraging smart city technology. How can it improve your business?

Learn about Smart Cities


From sustainable buildings to lightweight solutions, find out more about the future of digital construction.

Discover the future


The future of 5G networks brings with it a host of benefits for businesses and the region.

The benefits of 5G


From Lightweighting to developing new procedures, find out more about our research within Manufacturing.

Manufacturing research


From developing innovative water networks to preventing property damage in flood-stricken countries, our researchers are making strides to a cleaner and greener world.

Go green

“Our research collaborations with Birmingham City University and its knowledge base have helped Central England Co-Operative grow as a business.”- John Armstrong, Head of Information Technology at Central England Co-Operative.