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University of Hull

Business Support

We can provide a range of core business services that can help you to exploit knowledge, increase profitability and promote innovation within your organisation. Help and advice with sales, marketing, finance and administration.

Our Services

Many national and international companies have worked with us on a variety of projects. Whether you have a problem to be solved or the next big idea, we offer a range of services and resources to add value to your business by delivering tangible, bottom-line benefits.


We work hard to identify sources of funding to support collaborations between business and the University, utilising relationships with external agencies such as: Research Councils, the Technology Strategy Board and Local Enterprise Partnerships. 


  • Regions: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Address University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
  • Telephone (0)1482 346311
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Enterprise and entrepreneurship

Organisation: University of Hull

Students are encouraged to gain enterprise skills, whether they wish to work for themselves or someone else. We also provide support for existing businesses and individuals considering setting up a company or freelancing.

Issues such as innovation, competition and commercialisation have never been more relevant. The Enterprise Centre helps to promote this in a number of ways including; free activities and events, confidential advice and support and pre-start incubator facilities for hire.

For further information, call The Enterprise Centre on 01482 464900.

Spark Fund

Organisation: University of Hull

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SparkFund is a new ERDF funded innovation and research support programme available to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across North Yorkshire and the Humber sub-region.

SparkFund will help local SMEs to identify, nurture and embed innovation and grow their business through tailored support unique to them.

SparkFund is underpinned by three schemes:

Innovation Vouchers
R&D Grants
Low carbon R&D Grants




Eligible SMEs can apply to any of these schemes. Up to £20,000 of funding is available under the Innovation Voucher scheme per SME with up to £50,000 being available under both Grant schemes.


Contact Details:

Pauline Mitchell: 01482 466109


Upcoming events

University of Hull is hosting 2 upcoming events.

22nd March 2018 7:30 am

Regional Flood Forum

25th April 2018 9:30 am

Become Your Own Boss - The Older Entrepreneur