Shaping innovation

We work with thousands of businesses annually in the delivery of effective innovative and research based 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's expertise and specialist equipment and facilities through direct 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 new 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.


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


We offer a series free events across a broad range of sectors, research and impact themes, simply register with 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.