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Anglia Ruskin University

ARU is an innovative global university. Named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world in The Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2018 we welcome students from 185 countries.

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ARU has particular research strengths in the following areas:

  • Ageing
  • Built environment and future cities
  • Creative practice and creative industries
  • Crime and policing
  • Entrepreneurship and applied innovation
  • Medical devices and technology
  • Music therapy
  • Social inclusion and marginalised communities
  • Sustainability and environment
  • Sustainable health systems
  • Vision

Services for Business

Over 1,000 academics with specialist expertise in a variety of research and innovation-related fields, offering a comprehensive business support package that includes:

  • Academic consultancy
  • Access to funding opportunities
  • Business networking events
  • Clinical trials
  • Collaborative research
  • Contract and commissioned research
  • IP and proof of concept support
  • Knowledge Exchange programmes, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and KEEP+
  • Office accommodation and start-up space at one of our innovation centres
  • Professional development and training including, degree apprenticeships and sponsored PhDs
  • Research, lab and conference facilities
  • Student and graduate placements and internships

Innovation centres

Situated on our Chelmsford campus, The MedBIC is our business innovation centre for medical and advanced engineering companies. Early stage businesses can take advantage of physical and virtual office packages, access to an internship programme, engineering facilities and networking opportunities. The MedBIC also runs sectoral business seminars and monthly networking events to support knowledge exchange between occupants, academics and external partners. Our next innovation centre will be opening in Harlow during 2019.

Find out more

Anglia Ruskin University Website 

The MedBIC

KEEP+ Programme

REACTOR Incubation Space 

Research and Innovation Highlights 



Research and Innovation Development Office

01223 695878

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Tel: 01223 363271

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