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Professional Development

Enterprise support

Through Enterprise we apply our knowledge and expertise to generate commercial and socio-economic impact. This area of contribution focuses on those activities that support our overall enterprise agenda.

Here the emphasis is on applied research and the commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property and know how. This is often achieved through consultancy and patent applications, as well as through more formal knowledge transfer activities and the creation of spin out companies. Enterprise also encompasses the organisation of public outreach and external engagement activities which promote our values and support wider access to University expertise and facilities.

Research and Enterprise

Research & Innovation Services (RIS)

RIS is the central point for enterprise and research activities for the University and provides support to you on research funding streams, preparing bid proposals and negotiating research contracts.


Future Worlds

This is our on-campus startup incubator helping you change the world with your idea.  Join our network and get the funding and advice you need.

Set squared


SETsquared offers vital incubation facilities at the University, including workstations, reception services, flexible meeting rooms, broadband connectivity and wireless LAN.

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