About University of Ulster Innovative Services


Ulster offers a range of expertise to support business enterprise and innovation, from events, research and development projects to consultancy and accessing technologies for licencing. Our expertise and facilities span across:

  •  4 campuses
  •  6  faculties
  •  14 research centres

So whether it’s new product development, solving a technical problem or simply driving internal efficiencies our team can respond to any business challenge and we can also assist in directing you to appropriate funding programmes that might be available.

What funding/programme is right for you?

ConsultancyYou can access Ulster’s expertise and specialist equipment and facilities through direct consultancy.  There are also a number of funding programmes available to support this, these include:

Innovation VouchersThese Invest NI/Enterprise Ireland vouchers provide consultancy up to the value of £4,000/€5,000 to support, improve or create new products, services or processes.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership/FUSION:  Longer term support programmes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) provide up to 60% government funding or for businesses in ROI the FUSION programme offers support packages worth up to £44,250/€52,800.

R&D Grants/Accessing Technologies:  Research collaboration or specialist R&D projects can seek part funding through Invest NI R&D Grants.  Businesses can also access some of Ulster’s technologies through our Open Ulster platform which offers businesses the opportunity to access some of Ulster’s technologies for the licence fee of just £1.

Directory of Expertise/Specialist Facilities: Our Directory of Expertise and Specialist Facilities sections demonstrates the range of expertise, equipment and facilities available from Ulster.

Knowledge Club Events: Businesses can also access Ulster’s expertise through a series of FREE events through our Knowledge Club programme.

For further details on each programme please select from the menu on the left or contact a member of the Business Development team for further advice and guidance.

Dedicated Business Development Team

Our dedicated team of Business Development Managers can help you identify which expertise/facilities and funding programmes are most appropriate.  Full contact details are included in each section.