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Research and Enterprise Directorate Contacts

The Research and Enterprise Directorate is comprised of ten teams. They include Belfast Region City Deal Office, Business Alliance, Commercial Development, Consultancy and Technical Services, Contracting, KTP & Business Networks, Research Development, Research Governance, Research Strategy & Engagement 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.