What is Nexus?
Nexus brings together the brightest minds from business, technology and academia. Our community of high growth businesses is located across the globe but has its physical base in a state-of-the-art innovation hub on the University of Leeds campus.
We’re passionate about innovation and growing businesses. Since we launched in 2019, we’ve been working to unlock the economic potential of the Leeds City Region and beyond.
We provide bespoke support to help you stimulate innovation and deliver rapid commercial impact. Our expert team bridge the gap between business and academia, helping you access the knowledge, people and workspace your business needs to thrive.
Nexus was developed to improve how the University of Leeds connects its world-leading research and expertise with business.
How we support our members
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, start-up, SME or large corporation, our expert team are here to help your business grow.
They work with you to take a long-term view of your business and help you make the right connections and access research, talent and facilities across the University and our partner networks.
Here are just some of the ways we can help take your business to the next level:
Nexus is an inclusive community made up of businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our members benefit from working with each other, the support of our expert team and a varied, year-round events programme.
We work with you to take a long-term strategic view of your business and deliver tailored support at key stages. Our partnership could take the form of collaborative research, consultancy, developing new technologies or bringing new ideas into your businesses.
Our team connect your business with the University of Leeds and organisations and initiatives across the region and UK. These connections will test your ideas, reduce investment risk and help you deliver a more robust product or service.
We help our members access talent at the University of Leeds and grow their teams through internships, consultancy, placements and graduate recruitment. We can also help you access a range of training courses to help your existing workforce develop.
The Nexus building offers our members access to Grade A office, lab and co-working spaces as well a high-quality meeting and events space.
Nexus is a perfect place to grow a business. We’re located a short walk from Leeds City Centre and major transport links, close to both a world-leading academic community and to our partners across the city. And we’re a key part of one of the fastest growing tech scenes in the UK.
Next generation of innovators inspired by Nexus schools initiative
Students from across Leeds have celebrated their success in the culmination of an innovative and entrepreneurial programme from regional innovators at Nexus with Leeds-headquartered social enterprise Ahead Partnership.
The view from here – Sharon Jandu, Yorkshire Asian Business Association
We catch up with Sharon, Founder of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) and Project Director of Northern Asian Power (NAP), about her vision for a flourishing regional economy and the major opportunities she sees for international trade.