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At BU, our fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice aims to not only inspire our students, graduates and staff, but to enrich society. The catalyst for this is our knowledge exchange (KE) strategy, which includes initiatives seeking to increase investment in research and innovation, particularly in small and medium sized-enterprises, and social enterprises across the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP) region to generate economic growth.

Focusing on the areas of creative and digital, health, and advanced manufacturing, this collaborative approach can make a lasting difference to your business – from recruitment and placements, to realising funding opportunities and connecting you with the academic expertise to achieve your goals. Explore this section to find out more.

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Latest business news

Dorset Economy blog 31: Outcomes and Outlooks Mid-2022

The latest data on growth, especially retail sales volumes of goods, suggests a recession is nearer than we hoped, especially for items of discretionary spending. At such times, it is important to address three issues: short term pressures and needs; long term trends and goals; and barriers to trade.

Dorset Economy blog 30: War and Economics

In response to war in Ukraine, the global economy, already vulnerable to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has taken another body blow, as reflected in this month’s weakness of global stock markets in the face of even more supply chain disruption.