Helping you innovate and thrive

Our innovation service provides advice, funding support and access to specialist university expertise and facilities to help make your vision a reality. Whether you’re disrupting your industry with a new product or service or revamping an existing one, we can help speed up and de-risk the process.

We can advise you on the steps and connect you with the resources you need to:

  • Design and develop ideas
  • Test and refine new products or services
  • Introduce a new technology, process or approach to your business
  • Develop new business models
  • Reduce waste and inefficiencies in your processes
  • Fund your innovation mission – including through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovate UK and ERDF.

We can broker access to a range of university expertise for you, including engineering, environmental and bio sciences, digital, business, product design and social sciences.

And the journey doesn’t stop there. We can help you navigate the process of taking a new product or service to market with our commercialisation and investment readiness support.

We’ve also got a members’ portal full of helpful downloads, tips and videos on funding, IP, strategy, marketing and investment.

Case studies

Love Lane Brewery

Love Lane Brewing is housed in a former warehouse in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle district. The company needed a a more sustainable way to deal with the spent hops, malt and grains that come from brewing beer.

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OSET Bikes design and manufacture electric trials and motocross motorcycles. The team is working with the University of Brighton on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to bring an innovative adult trials bike to market.

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Business Edge work on disruptive technology that removes the need for oil to be used in air conditioning compressors. Initial tests on a small compressor showed impressive energy savings of up to 40%.

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Interested? Contact us to discuss your innovation plans and book an innovation discovery meeting.