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In an ever-changing global market, innovation is at the heart of remaining a competitive and effective organisation. Knowledge exchange activity translates our knowledge, research, innovation, experience and expertise into impact in our communities, benefitting society and the wider economy.

The University of Cumbria works with local, regional, and national businesses to provide bespoke support for growth and success. We can work with you to identify solutions to the key challenges facing your organisation. Collaborate with our Innovation Fellows to develop new products and services for your business, attend a ‘Low Carbon Solutions’ masterclass, or work with one of our skilled student researchers to tackle an innovation-based issue for your organisation. We are here to enable your business to be at its best.

Our academic institutes work at the cutting edge of business, health, education, science, and the arts to develop the very latest knowledge and business practice. We offer this industry expertise to businesses through targeted consultancies and contract research services.

We are proud to be in the top 10% of Universities in the Knowledge Exchange Framework for our ‘skills, enterprise & entrepreneurship’ work.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you

Discuss how we can work together to support and develop your business.

Why Should You Work with Us?

Our teams are experienced in developing and providing tailored support solutions for businesses and can draw upon extensive industry experience.

We are ideally placed to deliver business and innovation insight through research, consultancy, and evaluation, supported by our academics and student researchers.

The financial benefits are clear. The Dowling Report (2015) found for every pound invested in R&D, projects who collaborated with academic partners saw a return of over £9 Gross Value Added (GVA).