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16 June 2008
LJMU's first million pound enterprise Faculty
LJMU has hit an enterprise milestone with the news that The Faculty of Technology and Environment has become the University's first million pound enterprise faculty.
Enterprise activity has generated invoices of just over £1m in the current year, representing 116% of the Faculty's budget, and there is some £1.3m worth of business 'on the books'.
This success is another marker on a path of continual enterprise improvement for the Faculty. Enterprise income has been steadily rising over recent years, doubling since 2004/05. Over the same period, direct income from Knowledge Transfer Partnerships has markedly increased, with The Faculty leading the way within the University in terms of the number of KTP project years delivered in each financial year. A significant increase in the number of disclosures and protected technologies generated from the Faculty is another encouraging trend.
The Faculty of Technology and Environment is one of the largest Faculties within the University, with over 3000 students. The Faculty comprises three Schools - Built Environment, Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering - together with the Lairdside Maritime Centre and two research-only units, the European Institute for Urban Affairs and the General Engineering Research Institute.
Professor Diane Meehan, Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Environment, said: "I am very proud of everyone that has helped to achieve this milestone. I am grateful for the work done by the Enterprise Champions to motivate and support enterprise across the Faculty as well as to those individuals who actively engage in enterprise work, whose energy, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit has made this success possible."
"This milestone is also a reflection of the excellent relationship we have with our Business Development Manager, Kirsty Barr, and the Business Development Centre team as a whole."
Kirsty Barr said: "The team within the Faculty of Technology and Environment has always had the capability and resource to make for successful enterprise initiatives. What the Faculty is becoming increasingly skilled at is presenting this potential in a way which makes it highly applicable and appealing to industry and business clients. This combination of capability and solution selling is proving to be a winning formula."
For more information about enterprise activity within the Faculty of Technology and Environment, please contact Kirsty Barr on: 07968 422451 or, for more general information about enterprise activity across the University, call the Business Development Centre on: 0500 876 543.