Building a smart and sustainable future

About Ecrofit

Ecrofit is a £1.4m project financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund which runs from November 2020 until June 2023. The project has been launched to assist small and medium sized enterprises in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area to support the shift towards a low carbon economy. The project supports and promotes energy efficiency & renewable energy use in enterprises as well as low carbon technology research, innovation and adoption.


Birmingham City University (BCU) educates around 24,000 students from more than 80 countries each year. Two large campuses in Birmingham city centre and Edgbaston provide state of the art facilities for students and partners.

BCU is driven by making real-life impact through a focus on practice-led education, academic excellence, applied research & innovation and industry engagement. In terms of economic impact, the University’s expenditure stimulates £532m of gross value added contribution to UK GDP and supports 7,060 jobs nationally through direct employment, supply chain and wage consumption impact.

BCU’s strong sense of place has ingrained a culture of public and community engagement through its research and has shaped its position as an active thought leader in the region.

BCU actively engages with over 2,500 businesses regionally, nationally and internationally and has an extensive network of sector partnerships driving research, collaboration and innovation.

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Birmingham City University Strategic Plan 2025

Birmingham City University Economic Impact

Birmingham City University Knowledge Exchange Strategy

Why work with us?

Birmingham City University (BCU) successfully collaborates with hundreds of businesses each year and has delivered many grant funded research and business support projects. Our professional teams will help you explore collaboration opportunities and the value the university can add to your business.

The Ecrofit project is delivered by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team, located in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment.

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As a University, we welcome collaborations with businesses of all sizes and across all market sectors.  To find out more:

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