Finance and Infrastructure


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IP Commercialisation

The IP Commercialisation team is responsible for developing and implementing the University's policies and procedures for Intellectual Property (IP) management, technology transfer and commercialisation of research outcomes.

In addition to in-house legal and technology transfer expertise, there are extensive links with external professional advisors and networks. The key objectives are to:

  • Develop an income generating portfolio of spin out and licensing activities
  • To use the management of IP to leverage additional research awards.

For further information email the IP Commercialisation team.


Corporate Partnerships

The Corporate Partnerships Team is responsible for the development and promotion of business engagement across a number of priority sectors. Working closely with a network of senior level contacts within business and other organisations, the Team will maintain a customer-focused approach to facilitating dialogue with commercial partners. The Partnerships Team will work effectively with the facilities, services and opportunities offered by the University to recognise and develop opportunities for businesses, nationally and internationally, with particular focus on corporate businesses. The Team aims to deliver an increase in our levels of engagement with corporate business, increasing our income from industrial and commercial sources across the full range of our activities.

Further information can be found on the Working with business website

Contact: Ben Sumner


Business & Local Partnerships

The Business & Local Partnerships Team is responsible for the development and delivery of activity to support the exchange of knowledge between the University, business (in particular small businesses) and other organisations. The Team leads on relationships and proposal support to Schools for Innovate UK (formally the Technology Strategy Board), including the KTP scheme. The Team also leads on relationships with local and regional partners involved in delivering economic growth – this includes Local Authorities, the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and business organisations/networks, such as the CBI and East Midlands Chamber of Commerce. Funding for regional and local activities, such as ERDF, is supported through the Team. The Team also has dedicated Knowledge Exchange Managers for the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences – who act as an interface support role between these Faculties and wider BEIS support.

Further information can be found on the Business & Local Partnerships webpage and the Services for Business website

Contact: Liz Lesquereux


Asia Business Centre

The Asia Business Centre at The University of Nottingham supports innovation partnerships and knowledge-transfer programmes across our Malaysia, China and UK campuses and other offices throughout the region.

It works with national and regional governments and with businesses to create new opportunities and manage ongoing links and relationships. It aims to demonstrate value to UK stakeholders through benefits to local and national economies, student experience and local communities.

Further details can be found on the Asia Business website


University of Nottingham Innovation Park

The University of Nottingham Innovation Park provides first class office space and facilities for business. Located adjacent to the University’s award-winning Jubilee Campus, it provides a creative and dynamic environment where business and research can work together, sharing knowledge and sparking innovation

Further details can be found on the UNIP website

Or for general enquiries please contact Dr Mark Tock, at


Finance and Infrastructure

Chief Financial Officer
Room A18 Trent Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 32480

Contact details for the each of the separate divisions that comprise the Finance and Infrastructure team can be found on our contacts page.