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COVID-19 Support for business

COVID-19 Support for business

Information, resources and advice to help your business navigate these challenging times.

This is a tough time for all of us and COVID-19 is likely to have dramatic impacts for business.  

Our business engagement teams are working as normal from home. We are aiming to minimise the impact and, where possible, to continue to work with industry partners on our shared objectives.

Collaboration is more important than ever. We’ve developed this support hub to help businesses to navigate through these challenging times. Here’s our pick of information, advice and resources from across the University. We will continue to update this page over the coming weeks. 

Please do contact our team if there’s anything the University can help your business with. 


Updates to our business services

Engage and recruit our students – new guidance published by our Careers and Employability Service.

Productivity through innovation – fully-funded virtual 100 or 200 hour placements for SME businesses in the D2N2 LEP region.

Energy for Business - fully-funded support for low-carbon and energy innovation projects for SME businesses in the D2N2 LEP region.


Upcoming webinars

Ingenuity SME business network 
Restart / reboot
14 July 2020, 8:30-9:30am

Branding in small and medium-sized enterprises is very different from branding in large corporations. Join Dr Nikolina Koporcic and Tony Brooks who will share their theoretical and practical insights on creating sustainable brands for SME in today’s turbulent business environment.

Book your place >

Research and Innovation
Keep calm and innovate
22 July 2020, 10-12pm

Join the University of Nottingham and Innovate UK who will discuss the opportunities for innovation and the grant funding available to help businesses lead the charge out of the crisis.

Book your place >

Midlands Aerospace Alliance
Aerospace Up!

Weekly forum for the Aerospace sector to discuss all things coronavirus and beyond.

Find out more >


Webinar recordings

Nottingham University Business School
Leadership: Artificial intelligence for executives

This webinar was designed for senior leaders and decision makers in all businesses who want to learn more about how to leverage artificial intelligence for competitive advantage. Led by Phil Westcott, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Nottingham University Business School, a former director at IBM and CEO of Filament AI.

Receive a copy of the recording > 

Ingenuity SME business network 
Restart / reboot

We cannot assume that things that worked for our businesses pre-COVID-19 will automatically work in the coming months and years. Instead, we will all need to review our assumptions about how our businesses create value. In many cases, we cannot simply resume: we must reboot.  

Watch the recording >

Nottingham University Business School 
Leadership: Innovation through adversity

Professor Simon Mosey, Director of the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship explores the barriers to innovation and shares examples from the NHS, digital start-ups and large corporates of how these can be overcome.

Watch now (registration required) > 

Nottingham University Business School
Leadership: Strategic decision-making in a crisis

How do you ‘do’ strategy in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic? Dr Jeannie Holstein explores how you can make better strategic decisions even in the midst of a crisis.

Register to receive a recording >

Ingenuity SME business network 
Ready to return 

Discover insights from a panel of University of Nottingham experts on supporting your staff and preparing your business for the post-Covid-19 return to work.  

Watch now >

Nottingham University Business School 
Leadership: Towards a post-pandemic 'business as usual'

Dr Terri Simpkin, Programme Director of our Executive MBA Senior Leadership Degree Apprenticeship, examines emerging thinking on how leaders might begin to pilot a way forward while responding to immediate, unpredictable and possibly transformative business circumstances. 

Watch now (registration required) > 


Other resources

Web page: Our research response to COVID-19
Find out how we're tackling COVID-19, including 3D printing thousands of visors for healthcare professionals, sharing supplies and equipment and the early graduation of medical students.

Find out more >