Research collaboration

A chemistry researcher working in the labs at the University of Leeds

We seek to put science into action through collaborative partnerships with industry. Our specialist expertise helps industrial partners to develop new products or embark on new projects, and we have a proud record of success and impact.


Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We’re looking to work alongside forward-thinking external partners with whom we can work on impactful and innovative R&D projects by applying our research skills, technologies and methodologies.

We seek industry partners to engage in projects funded from schemes such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Global Challenge Research Fund, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. To focus our future research portfolio, direction is provided by the membership of our External Advisory Board.


If you’d prefer to benefit from our knowledge, facilities, expertise and technology on a consultancy basis, that can also be arranged.

The Pharma Hub

The University of Leeds hosts The Pharma Hub, which brings together expertise in physical and biological sciences to pioneer innovative approaches to drug discovery and help discover safe new medicines faster.

Access to facilities

Our facilities can be accessed by industrial partners and collaborators. If you are looking to locate a particular item of research equipment you can search the N8 database, which holds details of all the equipment and facilities across the N8 university partnership.

Recuit our students

We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented students through a range of services.

Get in touch

If you’d like to access our facilities, and work with our world-leading academics, then please contact:

Trevor Lambourne, Research and Innovation Development Manager, t: 0113 343 2792, e:
Simon Wilkins, Research and Innovation Development Manager, t: 0113 343 3039, e: