Working with business

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We're working alongside major public-sector bodies and private companies sharing our expertise and transfering our knowledge, in the UK and globally.

Executive and Professional Education

We contribute to the Business School's Executive and Professional Education programmes. The portfolio of courses translates research knowledge into practice, delivering results for organisations. 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

KTPs can help your business improve competitiveness and productivity with the use of technology and skills through a knowledge-based partnership. The scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It provides a structured approach, bringing a recent graduate or research organisation to the company to provide a dedicated resource on a key strategic issue. The scheme is subsidised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

KTPs at the University of Leeds.

Expanding to India

Market research on the Indian economy
‘Watching India’ is a series of market research briefings on the overall Indian economy and key sectors such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, IT, BPO/KPO, retail, entertainment and others. Published ten times a year, Watching India is available on a subscription basis to UK and European firms wishing to keep up-to-date with the fast changing nature of the economy and the opportunities that await them in India.

Indian executives on internships
Twice a year we proudly host a small number of Indian Executives enrolled into the Executive MBA programme of the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and Calcutta. With an average of 10 years industry experience, a wealth of practical expertise in industries as diverse as banking, finance and insurance, IT, energy and transport, they can make a useful contribution to your business in India. Internships are available for up to five weeks. Your reward? New skills, new markets, new ways of doing things. Unrivalled expertise. First-hand exposure to the potential of these hard-working, exceptionally bright, committed and ambitious Indian Executives.

Seminars and training for SMEs
In partnership with UK Trade & Investment, training and seminars are offered to SMEs based in West and South Yorkshire with current or potential business interests in India. 

Forum and networking opportunities
Our India Centre also acts as a forum whereby companies and managers with an interest in India can meet and exchange information, both with one another and, with the researchers and postgraduate students based in the Centre. We run popular lecture series on key aspects of international business with India.

Bespoke research
We can undertake more bespoke research and market research on a wide range of topics and industries tailored to your individual needs.