The Centre for Business Prosperity (CBP) hosted a discovery day on 2 May for the UK Department for Business and Trade (DBT), bringing together researchers and policy-makers from both organisations to establish a new partnership. Professor Aleks Subic opened the event, moderated by Mark Smith and supported by Professor Simon Green and Professor Zoe Radnor. The CBP, led by Professor Jun Du, with research core strengths including trade policy, productivity, export dynamics, foreign investment patterns, technology and innovation, market and competition and regional entrepreneurship, focused the discovery day on how globalisation, trade and investment policy impact firms’ internationalisation strategies and their competitiveness. The day also examined how these interactions impacted broader economic prosperity among industries, regions, and nations – drawing in further expertise from the Enterprise Research Centre and University of Warwick colleagues. The event was physically attended by 11 senior officers from DBT, led by director and chief economist Ben Cropper. Other DBT colleagues joined online, and additional collaborators included David Bharier, head of research at the British Chambers of Commerce and Ian Harrison, head of export development DBT Midlands.