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.
Jisc Regional Support Centres
A network of 12 Jisc Regional Support Centres across the UK assist higher and further education colleges and skills providers with information, advice and guidance in the strategic use of...
JISC Legal provides legal guidance on the use of technology in education, research and external engagement on concerns ranging from copyright and data protection to cyber-bullying.
JISC TechDis is the leading UK education advisory service on technologies for inclusion. It provides resources, tools and training to make education more accessible for all learners.
JISC infoNet helps managers in UK colleges and universities to plan, manage and use technology so your organisation can deliver excellent quality learning, teaching and research.
JISC Procureweb offers procurement support to UK post-16 education providers and Research Councils. Their online information resources and tools can help your organisation reduce costs and manage...