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We work with thousands of businesses each year in the delivery of effective innovative solutions – whether it's new product development, research, solving a technical problem or simply driving internal efficiencies - a selection of services include:


Businesses can access Ulster University's expertise, specialist equipment and facilities via consultancy. There are also a number of funding programmes available to support this.


Our 15 research institutes, across four campuses offer a wide range of state-of-the-art specialist facilities and equipment.

Licensing technology

We offer a selection of pioneering idea/technology patents to licence and take to market.

Research & Development

Businesses can commission the university's researchers to work on research and development problems specific to their needs through contract research or funding programmes.

Research Publications

With over 20,000 research publications you can access and review the latest research developments relevant to your business or sector.


Collaborate with us to develop research with commercial potential or work with/invest in our spin-out companies.

Science Shop

The Science Shop is an initiative run jointly by Ulster University and Queen's University and can provide student project support to community organisations and social enterprises.


We offer a series free events across a broad range of sectors and research and innovation themes; simply register for updates.

Training Courses

There are a range of training and postgraduate courses available.

These are just a selection of how businesses can work with us, for more information contact one of our Business Development Managers.