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Research and Innovation

Bradford research shaping future societies

With a rich history of making knowledge work, our mission is simple: to drive sustainable social and economic development through outstanding teaching, research and innovation. As a friendly, inclusive institution, we enable our staff, students and partners – individuals and organisations – to make a difference through collaboration. The pioneering city of Bradford inspires us to change the world for the better. And our peers, partners and regulators recognise the quality of what we do. Find out more about the University of Bradford and its heritage

The Research and Innovation Services team are here to facilitate new ideas by supporting our research community and sharing their stories, working with businesses and communities to develop projects that have real impact and ensuring all research is of the highest quality standards. See more below and feel free to contact us with any enquiries.

Utilising our expertise for your projects, including knowledge transfer partnerships, consultancy and more.

Funding, personal development, legal assistance and marketing for academics and research students.

Including our mission and objectives, and how our research integrity and metrics are measured.

Research news

Our research innovations have a positive impact on society, read some of our recent success stories and insights below.

Research and Innovation Services Annual Report 2023

Read our first ever annual report highlighting notable projects from the last year, plus profiles of selected research centres and partnerships.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team. You can also read our Website Accessibility Statement.

More research stories

Find more stories on our research impact page, listen to our podcasts, or catch up with our research and innovation newsletter.

Research themes

Our three research themes reflect the University's research strengths.

On each of the below theme pages you can find out more about our research centres and state-of-the-art facilities, and explore stories about how our research and innovation has an impact in society.

Keep in touch

Contact us in the following ways if you would like more information, and you can follow our LinkedIn company page for regular updates.