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13 December 2022 4:00pm–5:00pm Book now

FSB West Yorkshire Academia-Industry Network Event

Helping to build mutually beneficial partnerships by connecting academics and universities with small business owners

We all know that West Yorkshire has some great universities. What is less well known is that they are not just academic institutions but also offer a range of business support services. Universities want to help small businesses with research, innovation, training, funding and more.

Our aim is to help build mutually beneficial partnerships by connecting academics and universities with small business owners.

Join us for the next meeting of our FSB West Yorkshire Academia-Industry Network. This is part of a series of  regular monthly networking and learning events. Hosted by Dr Ruth Brown-Shepherd this event will feature small business owner, Joanne Clayton. Jo is the Founder and Managing Director of Data Bubble Consultancy. She will be joined by Emma Needham, Communications Manager who will be speaking on behalf of the Biorenewables Development Centre.


  • Brief introduction (5 mins)
  • Industry Presentation (10 mins)
  • Academic Presentation (10 mins)
  • Q&A Panel Discussion (10 mins)
  • Networking Sessions (2 x 7 mins)
  • Closing Words (5 mins)
  • Industry Presentation – Jo’s talk will be focused on ‘Marketing for Small Businesses’
  • Academic Presentation – Emma’s talk will focus on ‘An Introduction to the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) Business Support’.

There will also be the chance to raise the profile of your business and make valuable links with people from Universities across West Yorkshire and other business owners.

Event contact
Your Zoom joining link will be sent in your confirmation email so do not discard this. The link can also be found in the ‘My Events’ section on the FSB website. For help and support regarding this event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 or email csdeventsupport@fsb.org.uk

Further information
This is one of many FSB events run across the UK, find out more here. Follow FSB West Yorkshire on Facebook for all our latest local events and updates and be sure to follow @FSBWestYorks on Twitter for regular information to support your business.

Event details


13 December 2022