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NU Solve

Innovate. Validate. Grow.

Innovate your processes with accurate insights

Newcastle University Solve (NU Solve) has been helping businesses, public sector organisations and industries to find answers to complex challenges for more than three decades. We emerged out of the Industrial Statistics Research Unit, which had successfully engaged with enterprises since 1984.

Thanks to our internationally recognised expertise, we deliver innovative solutions spanning research, training, funded placements and more. We’re here to help you solve the complex challenges of today, and tomorrow.

Our expertise

NU Solve draws on a wide-ranging and multidisciplined pool of expertise:

Our Research

NU Solve’s team of students, academics and researchers bridge the gap between business and the world of mathematics, statistics and physics. All of our projects and consultancy work for clients is grounded in world-class research.

Many of our experts partake in several interdisciplinary research groups, with some being heavily involved with internationally-acclaimed centres of excellence. This includes the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), the Alan Turing Institute and the Joint Quantum Centre.

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National Centres for Excellence

Our research is interdisciplinary. Our experts collaborate with, and work within, several internationally recognised centres of excellence including:


NU Solve offers a range of training programmes geared towards public and private enterprises, targeting improvements in key areas such as analysis, quality, service, operational excellence and professional development.

We can be flexible in terms of delivery and are able to host in custom-built training suites at Newcastle University, at client premises or online.

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Funding opportunities

Collaborating with NU Solve can also unlock funding for student and graduate job placements. Proven to add value to your business and explore fresh ideas.

We conduct these partnerships in a variety of ways, including through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, and the Arrow innovation support scheme for North East SMEs.

We also facilitate PhD student placements, spanning 3 to 4 year industrial PhD studentships to shorter-term agreements lasting 2 to 3 months.

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