This programme aims to enhance institutions’ efficiency, effectiveness and opportunities in BCE activities as well as improve access to institutions’ knowledge and expertise for business and community organisations.

Business & Community Engagement programme

 JISC has recently published a Briefing Paper that summarises the key messages from the work of the programme

This programme is designed to support institutions in their strategic management of relationships with commercial, public sector (including charities and trusts), cultural, social and civic organisations, in order to deliver services which benefit the economy and society.

Business and Community Engagement (BCE) is a relatively new agenda for JISC developed in response to the strategic aim 5 of the 2007-09 strategy – ‘developing and implementing a programme to support institutions' engagement with the wider community’.

Aims & components

Knowledge transfer/exchange, innovation and employer engagement are high on the government’s agenda for economic prosperity and quality of life and are a major driver for institutional strategic change. The JISC Business and Community Engagement (BCE) programme is designed to help UK institutions rise to these challenges by supporting their strategic management of relationships with commercial, public sector (including charities and trusts), cultural, social and civic organisations, to deliver services which benefit the economy and society.

BCE Blog






Through the BCE programme, JISC aims to enhance institutions’ efficiency, effectiveness and opportunities in BCE activities and improve access to institutions’ knowledge and expertise for business and community organisations. Business and Community Engagement encompasses four institutional strategic areas:

  • knowledge exchange
  • employer engagement
  • public engagement
  • lifelong learning

JISC supports institutions through the programme by facilitating synergy between institutional strategies, processes and systems, to enable BCE operations to be better connected to other key internal functions such as information management and administration.

JISC works closely with institutions and key external stakeholders in developing and delivering the BCE programme, focussing on enhancing systems and processes designed to:

  • Enhance Knowledge Management
  • Facilitating Collaboration
  • Enable Change
  • Empower the institution/external partner interface
  • Embed and communicating BCE

A diagram (PowerPoint) shows the BCE Programme streams and target benefits. 

BCE Programme Streams 2007-10

Click on the stream for details of component sub-programmes, projects and outputs 

Please see left hand menu for key programme activities 2010-13

Reports and podcasts

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Summary
Start date
1 June 2007
End date
31 August 2013
Working Groups
Topic
Strategic Themes