Open for Business: Discover how to benefit from partnering with Leeds University Business School

We invite local business professionals to join us and find out more about the opportunities to partner with Leeds University Business School.

Register here.

Why attend?

You’ll hear first-hand from businesses who have already benefited from our expertise, and who want to share their experience with you. You’ll also meet with our academic team who can explain more about the opportunities to collaborate, inspire and learn with us.  

You can find out more about our range of opportunities including:

  • joint research and innovation projects
  • access to talented students and graduates
  • executive education
  • mentoring and volunteering
  • expert consultancy
  • knowledge exchange

Who should attend?

The event is open to individuals from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Whether you’re an SME with ambitions for growth, a large corporate that needs to find an innovative solution, or a charity that wants to access our great diverse pool of student talent, there’s something for you.

We welcome any business professional who is interested in understanding how they can grow, innovate or transform their organisation.



Arrive and coffee


Opening session


Drop-in sessions

We are offering a morning of 30-minute parallel sessions where delegates can meet and hear from other fellow business leaders and University staff. 
The sessions will give you real life examples of successful partnerships and a better understanding of the range or opportunities available to you, as well as your chance to ask questions. 
Specific information on each session will be published closer to the event. 


Lunch and networking


Tour of Nexus (optional)

Attendees also have the opportunity to take a tour of the Nexus Innovation Centre. This will be on a first come basis, as numbers are limited.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to find the perfect partner for your organisation. Register your place by using the link at the top of the page.

We are a leading, full-service business school and faculty of the University of Leeds, one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK.

The Business School is at the heart of innovation in the region and can be your gateway to the next generation of talent and research-led innovation that can help your business navigate change, innovate and grow.