Partnering and Innovation

Digital and Technology Services

Partnering and Innovation

Voice of the Customer


Focus on relationship management and business engagement.


Partnering and Innovation is a cross-functional team that undertakes University-wide stakeholder engagement to determine, shape and prioritise demand.

The team is responsible for horizon scanning, landscape mapping and generation of strategic business cases and roadmaps. It is also concerned with user uptake and adoption of existing University services and tools to ensure they continually deliver value and benefits.  

We are the initial contact point for staff and students who want to engage with Digital and Technology Services in order to identify and exploit new opportunities.



Partnering and Innovation Team



Our Partnering function engages with University stakeholders to identify and exploit new opportunities, assisting with business cases and research bids and steering peers through the prioritisation and demand process.


Uptake and Adoption

The Uptake & Adoption team help to drive value from University investments, working collaboratively with peers to identify opportunities to adopt existing or new tools and services.


Our Team Structure

Partnering and Innovation is comprised of a team of Business Partners aligned to Engagement ‘Towers’ across University faculties and departments. The team also includes a new function of Uptake & Adoption. 



Our Processes

The Partnering Team facilitates transformation, beginning with your objectives or opportunity statement. We will act as a critical friend, providing delivery options and estimates.


Request our Services

Our Partnering and Uptake and Adoption services are available to all staff and students via key departmental and University contacts. Contact us and request services below.


Read our Latest News

Read our Microsoft case study, 'University of Nottingham empowers remote research and learning with Azure and Teams', developed in collaboration with the Partnering function.



Meet the Team


The Partnering & Innovation team forms part of our Service Design function, overseen by Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Duncan Young.

The cross-functional team, led by Associate Director Chris Parry, consists of a dedicated Partnering function and Uptake and Adoption service.

Contact the Partnering team:

Contact the Uptake and Adoption team:

Chris Parry



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