Life Science, Food and Drink
We offer partners our expertise, cutting-edge facilities and technology in the fields of medical technologies, biosciences, nanotechnology, forensic science, food and drink, and sport science.
Our current life science, food and drink strategic partners are:
- BioCity - BioCity is an ambitious business incubator supporting the growth of ambitious life-science businesses. A private limited company, BioCity was found by NTU and the University of Nottingham.
- Twycross Zoo - Twycross Zoo is a registered charity which exists to support conservation, education, and research.
Research and innovation
NTU offers additional expertise in the field of food legislation and labelling and attracts partners from across the UK. These include companies such as 2 Sisters Food Group, Greencore, Nestlé and Unilever.
Cutting-edge scientific facilities available to partner organisations include a high-spec science lab that supports chemistry and bioscience teaching and research, and the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Facility.
As one of the founding organisations, NTU works closely with BioCity and MediCity, which provide incubator support and laboratory space for companies to develop their business, product and research.
Scientists monitor meerkats’ response to returning zoo visitors
Mon 1 Mar 2021
100 young women take over BioCity
Thu 12 Dec 2019
Agri-food businesses wanted for food waste reduction study
Tue 10 Dec 2019
Start-up success at BioMed Academy
Tue 9 Jul 2019
Horticulture and Conservation students aid Twycross Zoo with Heritage Lottery Fund bid for up to £70,000
Fri 15 Mar 2019
Discover our strategic partners in the below sectors.
We are working with partners to address major challenges in the healthcare sector, including an ageing population, maintaining wellbeing, and improving the recruitment and retention of staff.
Engineering and Digitalisation
We are working with partners to produce a modern curriculum, highly skilled engineers, and shared access to talent, knowledge and innovation through collaborative research.
Construction and Sustainability
We are working with partners to support the UK's 2050 target to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80%.
Professional and Public Services
We're working with the professional and public services sector to address the growing threat posed by disruptive digital technology, including fintech, insurtech, lawtech and cybercrime.
We work closely with key cultural institutions to enhance our teaching and learning, to build our specialist knowledge, to collaborate in research and to develop the next generation of artists and art professionals.
Creative and Digital
Nottingham Trent University benefits from outstanding links with industry, professional organisations and partners in the creative and digital sectors on local, national and international levels.