Innovation and Research

We understand that innovation is key to sustaining a competitive position and supporting the growth of your company.

Facilities for Businesses 

We offer a range of support services to help you keep up-to-date with the latest advances in:

  • New product or service development
  • Prototyping
  • Small scale manufacturing
  • Market introduction and development
  • Business model innovation
  • Workplace design for wellbeing
  • Process improvement

The UK’s leading research and innovation community see the need to work together across all scientific disciplines and industries to make a seamless progression from lab to marketplace. By working together, UK industries can innovate, boost productivity, and create high-value jobs.

Our employer partners come from a range of sectors and industries such as digital, energy, manufacturing, professional and scientific services, and work together to achieve transformational impact and improvements in business performance. We are experts in accessing regional, national and international collaborative funding, including those with Innovate UK, so get in touch to discuss your ideas, projects and ambitions.

View all our facilities for business

How we can help

We can support your business through innovation-led projects.

By collaborating with our researchers and academic experts, we work with companies in all sectors and sizes to provide expertise and transfer new knowledge to help your business:

  • Develop new and innovative products
  • Grow in the existing or access new markets
  • Improve productivity
  • Access our leading-edge facilities
  • Tap into our links with funding bodies
  • Become more competitive and agile as a company
  • With bid development

Our areas of expertise

We work with companies on challenges and opportunities in areas such as engineering, electronics, materials science, digital technologies (cyber security, data, AI, networking, IoT, cloud computing, software engineering, wireless and mobile networking etc), strategy, marketing, health, life sciences and education.

Get in touch with our Business Engagement team to find out more.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021