Support for SMEs

We provide research support for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through knowledge transfer projects, collaborative research projects and contract research. We have a strong record of working with SMEs across the region, UK and overseas to develop new processes and products through the application of our knowledge base, expertise and facilities.

How to access support

The Research Grant Capture Team at Nottingham Trent University is dedicated to finding the pioneering solutions to problems that face businesses today.

Future Factory – Promoting sustainable design

The Future Factory project offers SMEs in the East Midlands a fantastic opportunity to draw on the expertise they need to develop more efficient and sustainable ways of doing business.


The expertise of staff at NTU is made available to business and commerce through a consultancy service delivered via NTU’s Trading Company Nottingham Consultants.

The Hive

Our business incubation unit, The Hive, has helped dozens of start-up businesses grow their ideas.

Support for SMEs

Published on 25 May 2017

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