Research and Innovation

Research, innovation and development allows you to explore new possibilities, test new ideas, and develop new products and processes.

Your research and innovation partner

Research and innovation can take many forms: from developing a new product to redesigning a business process. Investing in research and innovation can give you a competitive edge and future-proof your business. But in many organisations, it can be difficult to get the time, the right expertise, or the technology to do it all in-house. Partnering with us could be the solution.

We have over 500 researchers with expertise in a range of fields and access to the latest specialist equipment. We can also help you apply for funding to make research and innovation more affordable.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Form a partnership with us and a recent graduate, to drive forward a high-priority project for your business. We can access government funding, which can pay for up to two thirds of the project cost.

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Explore our research specialisms

We have 16 different research centres and groups, focused on fields such as Data Science, Human Sciences, and Sustainable Engineering. Find out more about our expertise and see whether we could be a good fit for your business.

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Contact us

To find out more about how you could benefit from our expertise, talk to our Business Services team.