We have a range of experts who can work with you to solve your business challenges and support you to grow.


We can support your business by providing specialist insight and advice on a consultancy basis. Whether you need short-term or long-term assistance, our academics and researchers have an exemplary breadth of knowledge, underpinned by innovative research and experience from working with other organisations. This can be transferred and applied to your business and we can deliver practical recommendations to help solve your complex business issues. More often than not, consultancy projects initiate a longer-term relationship with us, which is beneficial to both partners.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) can help your business to increase its profits, knowledge and capability through the innovation of new, or improved, products, processes and services. KTPs are government-funded programmes aimed at helping UK businesses improve competitiveness, productivity and performance. This is achieved through a three-way collaborative partnership between an organisation, a university and a recent graduate, known as the Associate.

The Associate is employed to implement an agreed project, central to the strategic development of the company. They undertake a comprehensive programme of work with the support and supervision of nominated mentors from the business and from the University. KTPs typically last 2-3 years and funding is available to cover some of the costs. On average, as a result of a KTP, businesses achieve an average increase in annual profit of more than £1 million.

Research and development

Our cutting-edge research is showcased by our internationally recognised research centres and institutes where our researchers are dedicated to solving problems, and answering questions, posed by industry, science and society as a whole. We are keen to work with businesses on collaborative research projects and we have the knowledge, skills and facilities to help you realise your ideas. We are committed to supporting you to develop your products and services through tailor-made projects that enable you to stay ahead of your competition. Find out more about our specialist research centres and institutes here.

More information

For more information or if you wish to work with us please get in touch on +44 (0)1484 473666 or email business@hud.ac.uk.