Consultancy continues to be a key mechanism of knowledge exchange between academics and industry.

As Northern Ireland’s civic university we use consultancy as a practical way to put our knowledge and expertise to work for the benefit of business and the wider community and have provided innovative business solutions to over 1500 clients locally and internationally in the past 5 years, generating £7 million in consultancy income.

Many businesses choose to work with Ulster University through a direct paid-for consultancy option and our business development team can provide quotes and guidance on this service.


Alternatively, there are a range of funding opportunities available to support innovation and R&D activities in collaboration with Ulster University.


Allen & Overy

Click Energy

Get in touch

To discuss how we could help your business innovate, develop and grow, please contact Kerry Patterson.

Kerry Patterson

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Consultancy

Innovation & Impact

  • Key responsibilities
    • Manage, support and promote Ulster’s Knowledge Exchange product provision (Consultancy, Innovation vouchers and Innovation Boost)
    • Champion Knowledge Exchange, representing the university’s expertise and research capacity externally
    • Contribute to Ulster’s impact agenda through the generation of knowledge exchange activity

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