We are a Faculty with proven success in delivering business assistance and partnership projects. We are proud of our engagement with local, national, european and international partners.
From major projects with multiple partners to support for individuals and small companies, we offer the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
The Faculty has a dedicated Knowledge Transfer Team:
Sam Hope - Associate Dean for Knowledge Transfer and Outreach
Before joining the University of Wolverhampton, Sam was a television industry producer for 16 years. Sam has created and coordinated numerous productions for Britain's largest commercial TV channel, ITV Plc and rose to the position of Director of Creative Services; a role that involved coordinating teams in 6 regional studios across the UK. Sam graduated from Central St. Martins with a BA Hons in film & video production and won a scholarship to study at Syracuse University USA. Sam has run her own media company Magenta Penguin Ltd; formed in 2004 and recently completed 160 one hour programmes for the BBC and has won a further contract for 120 one hour programmes. Most recently, she was creative director and project lead for the successful Leonardo da Vinci Development of Innovation "SignMedia" - an online learning tool for Deaf Media Professionals, with a complimentary Transfer of Innovation "SignMedia SMART" project which successfully completed in October 2015, and two related Erasmus+ projects starting in 2017: SignMedia Enterprise and SignMedia Vocational Training.
Helen Sargeant- Principal Lecturer Knowledge Transfer and Apprenticeships
Helen is Prince 2 qualified and is an ECQA accredited EU Project Manager and has extensive project management experience having led a number of large EU projects including a KA2 (Languages) and Leonardo Transfer of Innovation. Helen also has experience of commercialisation and resource development across a number of fields. Helen has an early career background in the commercial sector and has an MBA. Helen currently leads three Erasmus+ projects: AEERO, SignMedia Enterprise and SignMedia Vocational Training.
Scott Knight - Business Development Manager
Scott is the Business Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts. Scott has worked in Higher Education Art & Design since 2001, having previously worked in retail logistics upon graduation from University in 1996. He has worked on numerous projects with SME's in both the East and West Midlands.
Alison Carminke - Academic Enterprise Manager
Alison has worked at the University of Wolverhampton since May 2008, starting in project and finance administration, and quickly progressing to bid writing and project management for a number of national, EU and worldwide projects. She is currently the project manager for five Erasmus+ strategic partnerships, a Creative Europe project and a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange. Alison is PRINCE 2 qualified and also holds a Certificate in Research Management from the Association for Research Managers and Administrators. Prior to joining the university, Alison gained a CELTA qualification and taught English as a foreign language in Japan. Her background is in linguistics and she has a masters in English language.
Dr Francesco Paradiso - Senior Research Fellow
Dr Francesco Paradiso is a Senior Research Fellow. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2015. He engages in research development and bid development across the Faculty of Arts.