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Research Business and Innovation

Research, Business and Innovation Directorate

Providing professional and specialist support to DMU


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Research Support

Funding, post award, training and finance

Business Services

Processes to support the developement of contract research, business consultancy and training

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Innovation Development

RBI and Prospect IP nurturing innovation and developing Intellectual Property

The Innovation Centre 

A hub in which local entrepreneurs and innovators can grow and develop their business or ideas


Research Business and Innovation

The Research Business and Innovation Directorate (RBI) provides specialist and professional support to the DMU research and academic community.

Located in the Innovation Centre, at the City Centre Campus in Leicester, the RBI core activities are focused around the core themes of:

The Directorate is led by PVC Nigel Wright and its key activities are driven by the 'Strategic Framework' and the  'Research and Innovation Strategy.' 

The Directorate

The RBI is divided into relevant work streams and each team works closely with university's faculties support offices, academics, students, external funding bodies, other academic institutions, businesses and organisations to generate a wide range of impacts. 


For futher research information please email:

Business services:

Knowledge exchange:

The Innovation Centre:


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