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Working with Northumbria University’s leading researchers and scientists enables organisations to achieve game-changing impact. Together we develop innovative new products, processes and services. We investigate, test and realise new possibilities that drive increases in growth and performance.

From proof of concept validation to drive product or service development to support for R&D funding applications to gain and apply new insights. Our collaborative and contract research collaborations create and utilise new knowledge in strategically important areas. They deliver tangible benefits and provide opportunities to scale your business.

Whether your business is facing challenges in a changing market or looking for a competitive edge for the future, speak to our Business Development team today. We’ll find the right expertise at Northumbria, connect you with the right people and funding and provide a dedicated point of contact from inception to implementation.

Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme

Northumbria is collaborating with Durham, Newcastle and Teesside Universities as part of the £3.9m Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme (IIIP) funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The IIIP Programme aims to encourage a culture of innovation that benefits business, leading to greater export opportunities and increased graduate employment, particularly in science and engineering.

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IP and Commercialisation

Our world leading research can give your business the competitive edge you are looking for. Northumbria's IP and Commercialisation team supports academics connecting with businesses who are interested in licensing research IP.

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Knowledge Exchange Programmes (including Knowledge Transfer Partnership)

Knowledge Exchange Programmes support businesses wishing to make a strategic change requiring expertise not currently available in-house. By participating in a Knowledge Exchange Programme, businesses collaborate with the University to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance.

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Is your business ready to take on tomorrow?


The world is changing faster than ever before. The future is there to be won by organisations who find ways to turn today’s possibilities into tomorrow’s competitive edge.



Northumbria’s consultancy services put our expertise to work tackling the questions or problems you’re facing. We bring an independent and knowledgeable perspective to solve business challenges.


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Lets Take on Tomorrow Together

We can help your business and your people to build new skills, new knowledge and new ways of thinking. Talk to our Business Development team to discover the difference Northumbria University can make.

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