Enterprise and Initiatives

  • Since 1995 the University of Leeds has produced 101 ‘spin-out’ companies, the second largest number in the higher education sector in the UK.  We currently have 44 active spinout companies;
  • 36% of our academics are involved in applied research or as consultants to industry with an estimated contract value of £59m;
  • We have 49 active Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, the third highest number in the UK and the third highest in the Russell Group;
  • Our ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support and we run an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to £2,000 for entrepreneurial students;
  • Our research income in 2012/13 was £129m.

Further information can be found at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/125161/enterprise