Research expertise

How can our research expertise help your business?

Skilled and professional researchers at Nottingham Trent University can empower you to change how your business works. Our real-world research can help you to:

  • influence the direction of your industry
  • shape practical and managerial policies
  • commercialise a new product
  • develop new materials
  • target potential clients
  • grow your client base or product range
  • develop new and existing products
  • conduct economic and social evaluation studies.

Contact us to find out how our research can help your business.

Why choose NTU?

We lead the world in a number of specialist fields and have invested significantly in our facilities and resources.

  • In the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), 55% of our research was considered world leading or internationally excellent.
  • The £5m purpose-built John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, established in 2008, uses the latest technology and is world leading in the field.

The quality of our research is also demonstrated by the funding we secure from global partners.

  • The US National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Homeland Security have invested in our School of Science and Technology.
  • The John and Lucille van Geest Foundation funds only two UK universities:
    • neuroscience at Cambridge
    • cancer research at NTU.
  • In 2008 the John and Lucille van Geest Foundation donated £7.65m to NTU, founding a unique cancer research centre. In 2013 the foundation made another similar sized donation to support the centre's crucial work into the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
  • In 2005, the Anthony Nolan Trust – the charity which manages the UK's most successful bone marrow register – established at NTU its only regional scientific centre outside London.
  • We are currently holding £22m in research grants and contracts.

Working With You – John Pacey-Lowrie Ocular Prosthetics

Researchers at NTU have created a prototype artificial eye with a cosmetic pupil that can dilate and contract in response to light. The research – overseen by Dr Philip Breedon, a reader in smart technologies at the University – aims to solve the longstanding problem of eye loss victims having two different sized pupils at night or in bright sunshine.

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