Project development and innovation

Yorkshire’s universities create prosperity and economic growth by producing highly skilled graduates each year and creating new businesses, markets and opportunities for Yorkshire’s workforce. Our universities use their collective expertise, resources, skills and influence to work together to maximise their impact on raising aspirations, creating opportunity and driving new economies.
On behalf of its members, Yorkshire Universities develops and delivers projects and activities which enhance the higher education sector’s contribution to the sustainable development of Yorkshire and the Humber.
Yorkshire Universities Higher Education Local Enterprise Partnership Project
The project is a new collaboration between Yorkshire’s universities and Leeds City Region and York & North Yorkshire LEPs to strengthen links between the universities, business and LEP infrastructure. The project is creating new approaches and opportunities for strengthening knowledge exchange between universities and businesses and for stimulating business-led innovation in Yorkshire.  The ambition for the partnership is that it will lead to a stronger and more coordinated offer for Yorkshire’s business base - with a particular focus in the areas of support for research and development, innovation and business growth, higher level skills and enterprise.