Research and Innovation

The N8 Research Partnership’s main areas of research collaboration have been chosen based on existing strengths in the N8 universities and the region, as well as for their potential for growth and economic impact.

Our current research themes and programmes are Net Zero North, Child of the North, Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR) and the Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP).

The aims of our research programmes are to:

  • Deliver collaborative R&D which combines complementary capabilities across the N8 universities.
  • Ensure application of, and impact from, the research outputs – with particular focus on private and public sector research users in the North of England.

Each research theme is sponsored by a member of the N8 Strategic Executive Group and has one or more Academic Leads.