Business and Community Engagement

As part of the JISC Business and Community Engagement (BCE) programme JISC TechDis is now project managing a new project entitled SME e-Empowerment. The project aims to help develop the institutional offering of advice, guidance and models for SMEs who wish to capitalise on web technologies. There are wide variations in the use of web technologies by SMEs, and differing views among the SME sector as to their value, and there is a role for HE and FE institutions in making SMEs aware of the benefits and opportunities of engaging with these technologies. Key areas of the project include institutions supporting SMEs in the economic downturn and the importance of creative and cultural industries. In the early stages of this new area of work Sero Consulting were commissioned to undertake a review of university and college engagement with small and medium sized companies (SMEs) regarding the business use of technology. Sero previously undertook the baseline evaluation of the overall BCE programme for JISC as well as a recent review of web-based support for BCE by JISC Advisory Services.

Please contact  Punam Khosla if you would like to know more about this work.

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