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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Partnering With Us

We have a long and established relationship with industry and have always encouraged academia and industry to collaborate for mutual benefits. The University has worked with companies from all sectors locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, it has a vast amount of experience and knowledge of European grants and funding.

The University's commercial work has enabled it to build a good network of clients and it has gained a reputation for providing ‘real business solutions’ alongside an innovative and enterprising approach. We value the partnerships we develop and believe in investing time and effort to strengthen these relationships, turning them into long-term strategic alliances.

Our Business Development Team has extensive experience in working with companies from all sectors, locally, nationally and internationally, from large international corporations and government bodies to regional organisations and pioneering new SMEs.

The team has worked within many different markets including healthcare, the utilities, the arts, design, manufacturing, transport and the environment. The team has worked on both short and long-term projects, offering a new innovative perspective for your products, processes and business strategies. 
We provide support for you to:

  • Develop new products including prototypes
  • Improve processes and efficiencies 
  • Better understand and research your market 
  • Develop a clear future strategy for your business 
  • Identify, value, protect and develop Intellectual Property  
  • Maximise research and development (R&D) benefits 
  • Assess training and development needs 
  • Access specialist funding 
  • Manage your projects   
  • Add value to the bottom line

In addition, we can also advise in the following, more specialist areas:

  • Analytical science and medical imaging equipment
  • Arts and media training 
  • Fibre optics and photonics 
  • Intelligent transport systems including low carbon vehicles 
  • International politics 
  • Landfill management 
  • Manufacturing and production 
  • Medical device design & development 
  • Oil exploration 
  • Research and development (R&D) taxation 
  • Theatre/dance company management