Changing how business and researchers work together

Nexus provides a home for innovation and collaboration. Our bespoke and tailored support brings together a dynamic community of entrepreneurs, businesses, researchers and partners to form new and valuable collaborations.

Providing easy access to world-leading academic experts and their ground-breaking research, high quality facilities and cutting edge equipment. Nexus is designed to help you to accelerate business growth and find competitive advantage.

Access to cutting edge research

Providing easy access to the expertise you need, Nexus is a ‘hard-wired’ connection into the University of Leeds and its world-class research. Research that’s renowned across the globe for its breadth, impact and commercial success. Working with University researchers means you’ll have the latest research outcomes and innovations at your fingertips, ahead of your competitors. We’ll help you harness this research and work with you to translate ideas into real business opportunities.

Seamless professional support

Our team of dedicated relationship managers provide specialist consultation to better understand your organisation and ambitions. Through this process, we’ll ensure you make the right connections, within the University, our community and beyond. Nexus will bring your business together with other like-minded entrepreneurs and partners, providing support and assistance to broker new collaborative working relationships.

Nexus allows your business to access professional and executive education and work alongside a pool of emerging student and graduate talent.

Purpose built environment

Home to the Nexus community, is a £40m purpose built centre opening in early 2019. The state-of-art facility offers flexible office and lab accommodation, alongside events, meeting and collaboration space.

Find out more about our exceptional facility.


Proven track record for business

Nexus builds upon an outstanding culture of business
collaboration at the University of Leeds:

  • Created over 110 companies in the last 20 years
  • 6 market listed companies with a marketing value in excess of £550m
  • 200 active commercialisation projects
  • Over 120 technology licences

Find out more about how collaborating with us can benefit your business.

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