Nexus brings together the brightest minds from business, technology and academia. Our community of high-growth businesses is located across the globe but has its physical base in a state-of-the-art innovation hub on the University of Leeds campus – with members based as far away as Canada, France, Italy and Estonia. 


We have experience of working with international companies, helping them to successfully establish a UK base and gain the practical advice and support they need for expansion into the UK market. By leveraging the world-class research and innovation capabilities of the University, our partnerships enable scientific discoveries to be translated into real-life solutions quickly and effectively.

We help innovators and entrepreneurs make the right connections at the right time, providing access to research, talent and facilities across the University and beyond. Our expert team bridge the gap between business and academia, helping businesses access the knowledge, people and workspace they need to thrive. 

Businesses can engage with Nexus in a variety of ways, whether that’s becoming a member of the Nexus community or basing their operations in our high-quality office and lab space. 

Nexus has had significant societal and economic impact across the city region and beyond over the past year alone. A number of Nexus businesses were involved directly with COVID-19 response activity and many continue societally important work - notably within health, sustainability and AI. Economically, member businesses have demonstrated impact creating 176 new jobs, raising over £27.8m of private investment and working with the University have been awarded over £18m in collaborative research funding.