We have created an effective innovation ecosystem, both with and for business. Working effectively with all types of industry sectors and all sizes of businesses, we enable the most impactful social and economic change by delivering innovative products and services and supporting improvements to how businesses work.
We have a vast wealth of expertise at the University, often in collaboration with business that can contribute to sustainability goals. For example, we are tackling global emissions through transport technology, and with Porterbrook, we have recently tested HydroFLEX, the first UK hydrogen-powered train that emits nothing but steam, on mainline UK railways. Our Business School is a key contributor to the responsible business agenda, focusing on areas like sustainability, inclusive workplaces and leadership.
Alongside our research collaboration activities, there are a number of other business services we offer, such as academic consultancy, spinouts, Intellectual Property (IP) and licensing and business incubation. We help solve problems in the here and now, such as decarbonised technologies for cold energy, making public transport greener, or delivering fundamental research that will boost recycling technologies.
We also offer leading-edge technical and lab facilities with experts on hand offering support, problem-solving and help with product development.