Business & Community Engagement
Knowledge transfer, innovation and employer engagement are high on the Government's agenda for economic prosperity and quality of life and are major drivers for strategic change in educational institutions.
JISC supports colleges and universities in the strategic management of relationships with partners and clients external to the institution, and in managing the associated activities and services, such as knowledge exchange and workforce development.
The benefits of effective business and community engagement include a more highly skilled workforce, a more efficient, dynamic and sustainable economy and a more cohesive, knowledge-enabled society.
Key business & community engagement activities
Business & Community Engagement programme
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...
Institutional Innovation Programme
The Institutional Innovation programme represents a £13.08m investment aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven...
JISC has established a new theme area of ‘Relationship Management’, intended to support institutions in managing the processes, information and systems involved in managing relationships, to enable...
Developing community content
The suite of projects funded under the JISC's Community Content call are aimed firstly at creating and enhance digital content collections by developing the engagement between content owners in the...
Institutional Exemplars Programme
The institutional exemplars programme is a £1.4 million programme to generate exemplar projects demonstrating change at the institutional level.