Welcome to the Division of Research and Enterprise: Enterprise and Business Development

Working with industry translates your research into the business innovations that shape our world. Your innovations can be applied to real life problems, tackling global challenges and transforming lives. Working with business offers many benefits to academics, including financial incentives for you or your research groups.

The Enterprise and Business Development team (EBD) offer a range of services; developing partnerships between academics and industry, providing legal expertise, and securing funding.

EBD in your college

Specialist services for you

Commercial Contract Support

Contracts, agreements and types of project available

Developing your Idea

Unlock the potential of your research and find out more about intellectual property and commercialisation


Latest funding for projects with industry and external organisations

Continuing Professional Development

Expert guidance and support for academics who are undertaking research.

About Us

The Division of Research and Enterprise: Enterprise and Business Development - how to find us and details of our policies and guidelines

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Student or graduate?

Visit our dedicated site for student and graduate business start-up

Contact us:

Julie Dexter


0116 252 2437

For business

For information about our services for businesses, please visit our dedicated site.

Enterprise Strategy

Find out more about our future targets: download our Enterprise Strategy to 2015