Collaboration Opportunities

We would like to share our passion and expertise for business-based projects to help students and businesses to grow.

Who are Us?

Local connection

As Programme Director of the MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management at Surrey Business School, Jim has more than 10 years’ experience of supporting business engagement with local businesses in Surrey.

Business connection

More than 20 years of employment experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments has given Jim a unique insight into the skills which students need to develop for the workplace.

Academic connection

At Surrey Business School, there is a wider pool of resources which can be tapped for business-based projects including faculty and students.


The MSc programme at Surrey Business School structures a range of projects so that interests are aligned to ensure a positive outcome for both students and partner companies.  Currently, we imbed the following projects into the programme:

  • Product-market research (product development)
  • MSc Corporate Challenge (digital marketing)
  • Independent consulting project (bespoke)


We are always interested in opportunities to collaborate further with partner companies or other academic institutions on business-based projects.

New projects can be configured on a bespoke basis with partner companies based on the context and synergies with Surrey Business School.  This may include consulting projects, student work placements or Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

We can also collaborate with educators at other academic institutions to create new types of projects which can leverage the experience and resources at Surrey Business School.


If other educators or academic institutions desire, we are available for speaking engagements or can arrange workshops related to business-based projects.