Want to grow your business? Develop your staff? Work on a specific problem? Get technical advice?

The Dragon Innovation Partnership can help you by referring you to the right resources within the Universities located in South West Wales.

The Dragon Innovation Partnership consists of a team of Business Development Officers who work to signpost businesses and organisations to the relevant support, advice and guidance located within Swansea University and the newly merged University of Wales Trinity St David and Swansea Metropolitan University.

Businesses who have been involved with the Dragon Innovation Partnership highlight the positive and helpful attitude of the staff, which have led to established links with one or sometimes several universities.

As a result of interaction with Dragon Innovation Partnership, William Silverstone of Silverstone Green Energy enrolled on a 10 month business leadership course, LEAD Wales, at Swansea University. The partnership also put him in touch with Pembrokeshire College to develop a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project.

William Silverstone said he would encourage businesses to contact the partnership;
"There are so many opportunities for businesses to work with academia to mutual benefit which may well be worth exploring"

Businesses who were asked what the most helpful aspects of their involvement with the partnership cited:
• Improved links with their local University
• Guidance in putting together grant applications
• Prompt and thorough responses from the team
and that the Dragon Innovation Partnership 'understood the potential need of businesses and where Universities could assist'.

For more information about the partnership please visit the Dragon Innovation Partnership website: http://www.dragonip.ac.uk/ or contact one of our Business Development Officers:
Dave Guite, Cal Heath and Tony Burnett at Swansea University on the dedicated hotline for business on 01792 606060 d.r.guite@swansea.ac.uk c.heath@swansea.ac.uk, a.burnett@swansea.ac.uk
Duncan Garner, University of Wales Trinity St David on 01267 676861 duncan.gardner@swansea.ac.uk and Lisa Lucas at Swansea Metropolitan University on 01792 481163 lisa.lucas@smu.ac.uk