Shaping innovation

We work with a range of organisations in the delivery of effective innovative and research based solutions - a selection of these services include.


Orgainsations 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.

Student Project Support

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

Research & Development

Businesses/organisations can commission 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.


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 with specific programmes for third sector and social enterprises.

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