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About Us

Nexus is a vibrant community for innovators and entrepreneurs. We help turn your big ideas into reality, whether that’s developing a new product or growing a successful business.

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.

 

“Nexus has changed the way in which universities and industry work together. We’re delivering new standards of working and have supported our members to innovate, scale and push boundaries."

How we support our members

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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:

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Join our community to access the knowledge, people and workspace your business needs to thrive.

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