CIME seeks to connect with the wider community and engage with practitioners through a set of activities including:
- Consulting support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
- Promoting CIME participants' memberships in external bodies including advisory boards, committees to give back and share our diversity and inclusion
- Aspiring to promote CIME participants' engagement in impact-focused initiatives outside of academia
CIME's engagement with SMEs includes but should not be limited to:
The Centre aims to support all students and members of the wider community who are keen to explore their innate enterprise skills, through workshops run by our partner organisations. These enable participants to explore opportunities, network with fellow students and identify suitable business ideas for further development and application in business practice.
Business Start-up Support
At CIME we use the enterprise passport (ENTPASS) model which has been developed over the past few years with a number of partners.
The Centre supports a wide cross-section of businesses in the RDBS community, including potential entrepreneurs and student start-ups. We also offer students a number of opportunities to participate in programmes to enhance their professional skills and network.
Funding and Finance
The Centre helps enterprising students to develop their ability to seek funding through a wide range of funding options, including business start-up loans, grants and other internal and external sources.
CIME engages extensively with international networks and pursues a wide cross-section of projects and programmes. If you, your institution or network wish to engage with CIME, please contact Prof. Kirk Chang (K.Chang@uel.ac.uk).
The global scholars' programme has been an important complement for the RDSBL programmes with our students visiting partners in Bahrain, Dubai, India and Kenya. CIME seeks to build on the experience gained so far and wants to expand its international network through a renewed version of this programme to ensure that its international partnerships receive a boost from students visiting and expanding their impact and supporting sustainability for partner organisations. New projects have been identified locally, nationally, and internationally to enhance the linkages forged through by the Centre so far including the 2nd International Summer School.
CIME has a number of skilled resources that can be accessed through partnership and co-operative routes. If your organisation wishes to become a partner or explore options please contact Prof. Kirk Chang (K.Chang@uel.ac.uk)