Successful innovation is nothing new to the University. Leeds has a proven track record of commercialisation, creating over 110 companies in the last 20 years, 6 of which are AIM market listed with a combined value in excess of £500m.
As a key part of the University’s approach to business engagement, Nexus is a community of innovators located on Campus and based in a new state-of-the-art building, and provides easy access to the University’s research and expertise.
Business partners can engage with us in a variety of ways, ranging from being a member of the Nexus community, to co-working or locating your business here, in the highest quality workspace and labs.
How we can help your business
Our team of Relationship Managers become an extension of your team and help businesses to unlock the potential of their ideas and achieve their chosen outcomes; developing a deep understanding of your business need, before connecting your business to the right partners and developing relationships. You’ll have access to specialist service providers, investors, mentors, business advisors, graduate talent and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs who are part of the Nexus community.
- Conduct the research you need to develop and test innovative products and services
- Improve business performance by developing new techniques or technologies
- De-risk investment in research and innovation
- Improve competitiveness and productivity
- Provide access to a portfolio of patented technologies
- Assist with research and innovation funding
- Tap into graduate talent for your business needs
- Provide access to a range of training programmes to develop your workforce
The view from here – Melanie Ellyard, British Business Bank
We chat to Melanie, Senior Manager for Yorkshire, Humber and Tees Valley, UK Network for the British Business Bank about the current funding landscape for business in our region and what she sees should be our key priorities for future growth.
The Revolution of Work
As we enter a recovery phase, the future of work is a much-debated topic for businesses up and down the country. And yet, amongst the noise there is little dialogue around the solutions to innovation, investment in technology, flexible working options and the need for offices in the future.
Partnerships specialist joins Nexus team as membership growth continues
Barry Singleton has been appointed to the role of Business Engagement Officer with Nexus, joining its team of engagement and collaboration experts to further develop the Nexus community’s business membership pipeline.