The Sector Hubs: now online and in print

Research and Innovation has launched a new online and print guide to the University's research Sector Hubs, which focus on 14 industrial and commercial sectors.


Supported by over £6m of investment, the Sector Hubs provide a more focused and strategic approach to the way we work with industry and other external partners. They also enable us to address increasingly complex problems requiring multidisciplinary approaches that combine our major research strengths.

The Hub approach is challenge driven, applying research excellence to issues of national and international importance. Above all it ensures our research is relevant to industry and external partners – because by collaborating we can focus on developing practical solutions to real needs based on world-class research.

The Hubs are broad enough to encourage and stimulate genuine cross-sector development, working together to present a coordinated presence to partners and users, with shared intelligence and best practice.

This model ensures dedicated innovation support is in place to match each sectors’ specific requirements, from academic lead and vision, to dedicated Business Development contacts with key account responsibility.

We are committed to building productive relationships with Hub users and partners, using effective engagement and feedback to guide operational activity.  Real impact and effective delivery through collaboration are fundamental to the success of the Sector Hub approach.

View the online guide.

For further information or to request a copy of Gateways to Knowledge please contact Owen Adams (30912).

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