Our commitment to sharing knowledge for the benefit of all

October 20th, 2022

Research update from Professor Neil Crout

Nottingham has been reaffirmed as one of England’s leading universities for working collaboratively with our partners for the benefit of society.

In results from the latest Knowledge Exchange Framework, we demonstrate ‘very high engagement’ with industry, the public sector and for commercialisation of our intellectual property.

KEF’s new interactive website includes a dashboard where our sector-leading performance can be viewed alongside those of other universities.

Electrification business unit is UK first

Our commitment to working with business – as evidenced in the latest Knowledge Exchange Framework – is underlined by news that Nottingham has become the first UK university to create an independent business unit for the industrialisation of electrical motors and drive systems.

Nottingham Drive Specialist Services is based at the recently opened Power Electronics and Machines Centre and underlines our commitment to making our world-leading facilities and knowledge available for the benefit of society.

Such support for industry is a key pillar of the university’s mission and here will accelerate the UK’s drive to a revolution in sustainable transport.

Our renewed research strategy includes research and innovation clusters in net zero technologies, as well as health, and digital, underlining our commitment to building partnerships to deepen our research’s impact in the world.

Funding to tackle challenges

I also share a snapshot of our funding successes, including support for the development of new treatments for common illnesses and tackling global challenges such as antimicrobial resistance and securing sustainable bio economies.

Best wishes


Professor Neil Crout
Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

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