Queen’s has a successful track record of working with business and public sector organisations that are keen to improve their people, products and services.
We can help you solve business challenges through collaborative research or consultancy, intellectual property opportunities, developing and upskilling your workforce and bringing new ideas and talent to your business.
See how we are working with industry and browse the services we can offer.
RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Boost Performance with Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is a leading knowledge transfer programme to support business innovation and allow companies to access knowledge, skills and technology from UK Universities.
Commission Research for your Business and access funding
Collaborative financial support is available for R&D projects with companies based in Northern Ireland. We can help you find UK and International funding for your project, and access the vast industrial support and knowledge base of the University.
ACCESS OUR EXPERTS THROUGH CONSULTANCY
Access world-class and industry-leading expertise that isn’t available anywhere else, to help tackle business challenges, devise creative ideas and provide innovative solutions.
Develop collaborative projects with our researchers and commercialise your ideas. Access the scientific expertise of Queen’s staff through collaborative research partnerships, co–development projects or licensing.
COMMERCIALISATION AND SPINOUTS
Queen’s is globally renowned for its innovation strengths, and ranks as the UK's #1 university for commercialising research. By working in collaboration with researchers, investors and industry partners, we ensure world–class innovations have real–world impact on local and global markets, economies and lives.
QUBIS – Commercialising Academic Research
QUBIS is the commercialisation arm of Queen’s with a long track–record in creating new technology start–ups, and helping commercialise leading–edge technology.QUBIS networks and partners with experienced entrepreneurs and investors, putting the right expertise and resources in place for progress.
STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND ENGAGEMENT
Our Employer Engagement Team connects employers with student and graduate talent. Our bespoke service offers solutions for all your recruitment needs, whether you have a graduate role, internship or placement to fill. We promote your vacancies and opportunities and raise student awareness of your organisation.
Engage with The Graduate School
The Graduate School supports local businesses, enterprises, social innovation and exchanges, for profit and not-for-profit organisations to reach and strengthen their links with postgraduate students. We have a range of bespoke networking, employer and live challenge events to help you reach new markets, think differently about your needs and the value of postgraduate education.
Facilitated through funding from the Department for the Economy, Higher Level Apprenticeships are an opportunity to fill higher level skills gaps, attract higher calibre staff, increase productivity or even develop existing staff, through a combination of vocational and higher education learning.
DEVELOP YOUR PEOPLE
Executive Education Programmes
Develop your personal leadership identity and competitive edge at The William J Clinton Leadership Institute. Work with us to design bespoke programmes to aid organisational effectiveness.
Queen's Management School
Queen's Management School offers world-class undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education in accounting, economics, finance and management. A globally-renowned centre for high-impact academic and policy research, it enjoys close links with business, a dedicated placement office and a financial trading room.
DEVELOP YOUR TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTS
Commercial Production from the Northern Ireland Technology Centre
NITC bridges the gap between academic research and commercial production to meet industries needs and offer advanced solutions for customers in various sectors, such as aerospace, industrial equipment, energy, consumer products, manufacturing and packaging.
Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology
ECIT is a Global Research Institute at Queen’s with a mission is to expand the possibilities of a future digital society. To develop the next generation of disruptive secure information technologies, it is essential for companies and universities/research institutes to come together in research collaboration.
GIVE BACK – DONATE TIME, FUNDS OR EXPERTISE
Development and Alumni Relations
We also work to ensure that future generations of students will continue to benefit from world-class research and teaching offered at Queen’s by raising money, through the Queen’s Foundation, from alumni and friends and charitable foundations for projects that are of strategic importance to the University, its students and staff.
Becoming a volunteer can be rewarding on many levels, and can be an excellent way to re-engage with Queen's, catch up with old friends and network with fellow graduates - professionally and socially! Our alumni volunteers help us run many successful activities such as class reunions, career networking sessions and Association social events.
NETWORKING AND EVENTS
Chief Executives’ Club
The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s (CEC) offers valuable opportunities for high level networking between members. CEC events help keep you up-to-date on new and emerging trends. Membership also facilitates access across Queen's and to its international networks and research strengths.
All-Island Innovation Programme
The programme aims to promote and encourage innovation across the island of Ireland. Best international practice in an area of innovation is shared with business leaders, students, academics, knowledge transfer professionals and policy makers in each region through a series of free innovation lectures, seminars and masterclasses.