MCG’s work for client Nexus – the University of Leeds’ innovation hub – saw us help to launch a major new report into the future of research and development in business.

The CBI/Nexus report, which was unveiled at the official opening event for Nexus, set out how advanced data analytics is opening up a new frontier for business R&D.

Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Innovation at the University of Leeds, said:

“The CBI/Nexus report shows the extraordinary opportunities for UK businesses to harness data for R&D, as well as the vital role universities have to play in supporting innovation and productivity. This is what Nexus, our innovation hub, is all about – giving businesses seamless access to this support. There has never been a better time for universities and businesses to collaborate.”

Nexus Director, Dr Martin Stow, added:

“The Nexus community is a thriving example of the benefits of predictive analytics and working in collaboration. Companies such as Vet AI, which is set to overhaul the pet healthcare industry; Thought Beanie, which uses brainwave monitoring  to enhance sleep and sporting performance and Scaled Insights, which is revolutionising training across the NHS, all understand the power of big data and human behaviour insights in their business models.

“Working closely with the University of Leeds’ world-class research teams and resources, means they can realise the tremendous value of R&D in translating their ideas into market success.”