The Research and Enterprise Directorate is comprised of nine teams. They include Business Alliance, Commercial Development, Consultancy and Technical Services, Contracting, KTP and Business Networks, Research Development, Research Governance and Research Policy and the Director's Office.
The role of the Research and Enterprise Directorate is to help secure the University’s vision for excellence and impact in its research and enterprise activities.
We facilitate high-quality academic research through developing research strategy and policy, supporting researchers to access funding and form new collaborations, and managing governance procedures, research information systems and the contracting process. We also work with University colleagues, students, industry and the community to provide support from the conception of an idea or technology through to a range of knowledge exchange and commercialisation outcomes.
Working together, we aim to provide holistic support to researchers and a ‘one stop shop’ for external partners.
The Directorate has nine teams, each specialising in a different area of support, much of which is structured on a Faculty-facing basis.
The Directorate’s key objectives and activities are shaped by the University’s Corporate Plan and the requirements of the three Faculties. These are captured each year in the form of an annual Delivery Plan:
Key contacts for each Faculty are listed in the brochures below:
Director of Research and Enterprise
Mr Scott Rutherford
02890 97 2565
Miss Jacqueline Cullen
02890 97 2565
Director of Innovation
Mr Brian McCaul
02890 97 1520
Mr Nicholas Blease
02890 97 2584
Mr Iain Kennedy
02890 97 2551
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