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Contract Research

If your company has an innovative idea or concept that you wish to deliver but lacks the resource and knowledge in-house to achieve it, commissioning contract research with NTU can help.

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Driving innovation through contract research

Contract research puts you in the driving seat. This is paid for directly by your organisation and focuses on finding a solution that will specifically benefit your business and you will own any intellectual property created.

These projects have a pre-determined scope or specification within which our academics will work to in order to deliver the desired solution professionally and confidentially. We can be based on your company site or work within our own state-of-the-art facilities.

To find out more about contract research, get in touch at, or call +44 (0)115 848 8899.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU’s research impact was found to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.

Research at NTU

Nottingham Trent University is a renowned institution for producing research with a global impact. From the brilliant minds of our dedicated researchers, to the advanced facilities on our campuses, our research is guaranteed to be first-class.