Discover our Expertise
At the 91快活林, we understand that innovation means something different to every business. Innovation can help your organisation become more competitive, increase sales, enter new markets and adapt to the changing expectations of your customers.
By connecting you with our internationally renowned academic experts, we can help you to develop innovative solutions for the specific challenges faced by your business.
Many organisations, from dynamic new start-ups to big name multi-nationals, have benefitted from collaborations with our academic experts through research and consultancy projects spanning a wide variety of industrial sectors. Whether it's a one-off consultancy project or a major programme of industrial R&D, we can help you identify academic talent to achieve your goals.
Join organisations including Marks & Spencer, Siemens, Mitsubishi, the MOD, and English Heritage who've worked with our academic experts. We have wide-ranging experience of collaborating with industrial partners on commercial projects. Our in-house team offers an efficient, confidential and commercially aware service to help businesses identify suitable consultancy and partnership opportunities.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
KTPs are a UK-wide programme which supports businesses to develop a product, service or process by linking them with a university academic and highly skilled graduate. The 91快活林 has conducted more than 60 KTPs with organisations of many different sizes and sectors, including national award-winning partnerships.
Collaborative and Contract Research
At the 91快活林, we understand that the best research outcomes are achieved through collaboration with others. The University is keen to explore where new partnerships and collaborations might work to uncover original areas of research, or contribute innovative knowledge or cutting-edge solutions to critical problems and challenges faced by businesses or the wider community.
Start-ups and Business Incubation
Our Business Incubation Teams, based in Sparkhouse and Think Tank, are experts in supporting fledgling start-ups and early stage businesses. Both centres provide access to mentoring, office space and other facilities to help you kick-start and grow your business. New and young businesses can benefit from competitive rental agreements, as well as a collaborative culture alive with innovation and creativity.
Whatever your subject or sector, we aim to ensure that our partners have access to the latest equipment and resources to support their product development or research. All three campuses i.e. Brayford Pool (city centre), Riseholme (Agriculture) and National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) have received significant investment in additional facilities and refurbishment.
We are proud to be part of Ceres, a collaborative agri-tech partnership between five leading UK universities and three renowned agricultural research institutes. Funded by Research England, it provides translational funding and commercialisation expertise to drive agri-tech innovation by accelerating high quality research to market.
As the pipeline of high-quality agri-tech innovation continues to grow, Ceres is now beginning the transition from grant-led funding to a long-term, investment-based evergreen fund. Ceres’s simple investment model offers significant value add by identifying and supporting cutting-edge projects, from initial ideas all the way to commercialisation, providing a continuous source of agri-tech innovation. If you'd like to discuss investment opportunities, please contact Jessica Boot-Marshall, Acting Industrial Partnerships Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.