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.

Enabling Innovation – Support for small businesses

The Enabling Innovation programme offers small and medium sized businesses in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area a fantastic opportunity to access university and industry expertise to do something new in their 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 20 June 2017

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