Research and Innovation

Engagement and Partnerships

Business Engagement and Partnerships coordinate the University’s strategic partnerships and collaborations with industry and other organisations, and regional engagement activity. We work with our academics and external partners to deliver research impact and to create new commercial opportunities.  

  • Support the academic community to develop relationships with external organisations.   

  • Engage with businesses to deliver services.  

  • Engage with SMEs and local partners, running regular events through our business networks. 

  • Develop strategic partnerships with key corporate businesses. 

  • Support access to collaborative R&D funding, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Innovate UK. 

  • Deliver a programme of professional and work-based learning through Continued Professional Development and Degree Apprenticeships.
  • Work with our Asia Business Centre to identify, access and develop opportunities and partnerships in Asia and to collaborate with our campuses in Asia.

  • Work with student and academic entrepreneurs based on the University of Nottingham Innovation Park.  

Key contacts

Ben Sumner, Director of Engagement and Partnerships
0115 74 84356

Amreesh Mishra, Head of Corporate Partnerships
07815 508755

Mike Durban, Head of Business and Local Partnerships

Ruth Eccles, Head of Professional and Work-based Learning
0115 74 84778

Jason Feehily, Director of Knowledge Exchange Asia
07780 491136







Research and Innovation

Get in touch:

Jubilee Conference Centre
Jubilee Campus
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG8 1DH