Newcastle University Business School

Work With Our Academics

Work With Our Academics

We provide a hub of research excellence where you can collaborate with peers and industry experts. We take theoretical expertise and apply it to real world challenges.

Access world-class research and consultancy support from Newcastle University Business School. Our academic faculty can help your organisation enhance its offering by developing state-of-the-art solutions to real-world business challenges, from: the increasing pace of technological change; to the challenges of big data.

For any further information about working with our world-class academics, email  

Research Consultancy

We offer our knowledge and experience on a consultancy basis, giving you direct access to our team of thought leaders. You provide the challenge and we will give you well-informed, practical answers. 

We can find innovative solutions to help you do everything from understanding customer behaviour to improving business efficiency. 

We undertake research of the highest academic quality. With more than 100 academic and research staff, our research takes on many different forms, subject-specific and interdisciplinary, which influence policy and practice. 

With campuses in both Newcastle and London, we are well-positioned to work with regional, national and global organisations.

Our collaborations are national and international, with strong links into practice. This dynamic environment allows us to strive toward our mission of becoming a world-leading business school.

Read more about our research areas or visit our research showcase to view a range of case studies of the type of work we do.

Find out more about how to collaborate with us


Knowledge Transfer Partnership

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses, like yours, to innovate and grow. The scheme links your organisation with a university and a graduate to work on an innovative, strategic project.

Each KTP is a three-way partnership between the business, the university and the graduate - also known as the associate - and is specifically designed to benefit everyone involved.

The graduate is employed by the university but is based at the company, which can be located anywhere in the UK. The graduate doesn't have to be from Newcastle University to take part.

A KTP usually lasts between one and three years, depending on the project and your business needs. 

The scheme is supported by government funding. The amount you need to contribute depends on the size of your business and the scale and length of the project. 

CAPTURED - Connect. Reflect. Develop.

Through Captured, we explore the ways anchor institutions, such as universities, business schools and large firms, can support the development of small businesses.

The Captured programme is open to businesses based in Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland with fewer than 20 employees. Captured works on the principle that the best advice for businesses comes from experienced people. It will give small businesses a chance to spend time developing their business with support from experienced managers of the region’s larger private sector organisations. 

If you are:

  • a small business with fewer than 20 employees and think you could benefit from tailored support  - Find out more about Captured for small businesses here.
  • from a large organisation and would like to support the region’s small businesses – Find out how you can get involved here


The programme has secured the support of some of the region’s leading companies including Siemens, Home Group, GSK and Sage. They each release a number of their senior managers to act as mentors and guides to small firms.

A spokesperson for Siemens said: "Siemens is passionate about helping new businesses to reach their potential. Siemens itself started off as a small engineering business run by two brothers. Today, it's a global business with more than 400,000 employees. Anything is possible with the right support. We’re delighted to be involved with this project and hope it will help shape the business leaders of the future." 

Captured is made possible through funding from Newcastle University Business School and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.