Working with business
Whatever the size of your organisation, we can help to give you the competitive advantage that you need to successfully develop and grow your business.
We offer a range of business services including contract research, consultancy and staff training through specialist courses.
Explore our services
Collaborate on research and development
Research and development of innovative products and processes can be undertaken either on a contract basis, with deliverables and milestones tailored to your business requirements, or on a collaborative basis by accessing public funding.
Contact us to find out to which option would work best for your business.
Secure funding for collaborative projects
There are a number of funding routes through UK Research and Innovation, such as BBSRC Industrial Partnership Awards (IPA) and Innovate UK Agri-Tech Catalyst, Smart Grants and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) that enable collaborative projects.
Contact us to find out which funding would meet your business needs.
Access facilities, equipment and technical expertise
We have a range of facilities, equipment and technical expertise to help meet your business needs. These can be accessed as part of a research project and under a services agreement.
Contact us to find out more about service agreements.
Engage with academic consultancy
Grow your business through innovation
Our Food Innovation Centre is a specialist consultancy service delivering innovation to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and drink sector.
This service is free to local companies.
Food Innovation Centre
Benefit from our student talent through internships
Students can bring fresh ideas, knowledge and expertise into your organisation.
Student internships can vary from short projects of 2 - 3 months to full year placements and provide a very cost-effective way of delivering high quality testing, analysis, research and planning.
Nottingham Internship Scheme
Continuing professional development
We have a range of flexible short courses designed for individuals working in the agricultural and food sector who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in specific areas such as sensory science and brewing science.
Short courses in brewing and sensory science