Industry innovation and infrastructure

We are committed to establishing Nottingham and the East Midlands as a national hub for net zero innovation and the translation of sustainable technologies into real-world impact. We are recognised as one of the country’s leading universities for partnering with industry and have supported thousands of businesses to innovate and grow. 




spin-out companies

Top 10%

of universities for working with business


businesses supported in 2022 with postgraduate placements




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Securing net zero aviation

We are a leading partner in Europe’s Clean Sky 2 aviation research programme, and with partners including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Leonardo our ambition is to make the East Midlands the world’s foremost location for low-carbon aerospace innovation.

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Learning and students

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Jump-starting community enterprise

The Ingenuity Lab, based at the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is where our students and alumni partner with the local community and launch enterprises to help tackle social and environmental challenges.

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Engagement and impact

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Spin-outs: increasing our real-world impact

We are a leading university for working with industry and commercialising our discoveries. We have a current portfolio of 31 spin-out companies, which develop commercial applications for our inventions, from nanomaterials to neonatal monitoring.

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Policy and operations

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Partnering with business

We are a top 10% university for working with business and lead the Midlands for number of Knowledge Exchange Partnerships. Our Business Services team are dedicated to using innovation and sharing knowledge to help businesses thrive and benefit society.

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