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We bring together a vibrant community of innovators, supported by a dedicated team who work with your business to create effective partnerships that deliver commercial impact.

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Research and innovation at the University focuses on some of the most pressing challenges facing healthcare, with world-leading insights into the causes of musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, viral infections and cancer.



Research covers all major aspects of engineering and the physical sciences, including cross-cutting themes such as energy, materials, medical engineering and artificial intelligence, with theoretical, experimental and modelling work underpinning all areas.



The world is changing both through natural causes and the impact of human activity. These changes affect the whole of society and there is a need to better understand them to provide advice and practical solutions to manage and mitigate their impact.



Data analytics research at Leeds is having significant impacts on society, from enhancing cancer guidelines and patient care programmes, to informing commercial strategy and public policy analysis.


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Nexus is a community for technology businesses of all shapes and sizes that work, connect and collaborate with the research and innovation expertise at the University of Leeds.

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