New Services for Business website

Research and Innovation Services have launched a new ‘Services for Business’ section of the corporate website to raise awareness about how the University can help meet the needs of businesses.


The new pages provide a comprehensive summary of the many ways the University supports businesses.  They include information on how businesses can:

  • Advertise vacancies to students and graduates for free
  • Access our academics via consultancy services
  • Make use of the campus for conferences, events and meetings
  • Find out about licences and patents for new technology
  • Apply for funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with academics and students from any of our nine faculties.

The University has a long history of working closely with industry, and continues to develop major partnerships with companies such as M&S, Santander and Sinochem whilst also working with SMEs, and establishing successful spin-out companies.

Kathy Brownridge, Director of Research and Innovation Services, commented: "In today's economic climate it's more important than ever that universities such as Leeds dedicate themselves to widening the impact of their world class research, and working closely with businesses of all sizes  via a range of channels including consultancy, knowledge transfer partnerships and internships is a great way to achieve this. We are particularly keen to engage with companies who may not have considered working with a university before - including small and medium sized organisations, and those working in very specialised sectors, to demonstrate what we have to offer.

"The new site answers the kind of questions businesses ask us frequently.  It aims to cut through the jargon and allows users to find information on services like hiring conference facilities or effective recruitment, whilst sparking interest in developing deeper partnerships via Knowledge Transfer or accessing new technologies to grow a business. Our aim is to continually update and refine the site in response to feedback from businesses and we welcome any feedback."

Spread the word
The Research and Innovation Services team is keen to promote the new pages as widely as possible, and invites University colleagues to share the link with any professional networks, friends and other contacts they think may be interested (by posting it on LinkedIn, for example).

Take a look at the new web pages.

Please send any comments or questions about the web pages to or contact Kate Glencross or Paul Barrett on 0113 343 1900.

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