We have a range of experts who can work with you to solve your business challenges and support you to grow. Explore our case studies to find out how we have supported other organisations and the benefits this has had.

Ways to collaborate


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.

For further information please visit the KTP website.

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.

Specialist facilities and equipment

Our University campus is constantly evolving to ensure we offer the best resources to support our students and business partners. We have a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops, engineering facilities and other spaces, encompassing multiple fields and subject areas. All our facilities are equipped with high-end equipment and instrumentation and are supported by our dedicated professionals.

Whatever your need, be it a specialist service, testing, analysis or simulation you can access our resources to develop your business.

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.


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