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Consultancy, Specialist Expertise and Knowledge

Bangor University’s consultancy, specialist knowledge and expertise helps organisations with innovation and to catalyse growth and development.

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Arloesi Pontio Innovation (API) exists to stimulate economic growth, connecting the region’s innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs with world-leading knowhow, skills and research.  Business activities include product development, design and prototyping, training, and support to identify new thinking, methods and processes.

BEACON builds integrated 'Green Supply Chains' with a focus on developing new routes to functional, cost competitive products using biomass rather than oil. This is done by understanding and engaging with businesses to cultivate and then deliver 'Green Technology Solutions' to benefit industry across a range of sectors.

The BioComposites Centre undertakes collaborative research projects to develop sustainable bio based technologies that will minimise the impact of materials on the environment, working with Large Multinationals, SMEs, micro businesses and Research Institutes interested in lowering their Global Warming Potential (GWP).

The BlueFish Project's aim is to develop knowledge and understanding of the marine resources of the Irish Sea and Celtic Seas by addressing knowledge gaps regarding the effects on and potential vulnerability of selected commercial fish and shellfish from predicted climate change.
The BWR Hub and Network aims to gather experts and expertise from across the UK with an interest in the science and technology underpinning BWRs. It is a multi-disciplinary network, sharing knowledge and expertise between the Universities and industrial partners.
CALIN (Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network) is a network for life-science businesses which gives them the opportunity to engage with University centres of excellence, health-boards, multi-national business firms and other life-science businesses.

Canolfan Bedwyr's Language Technologies Unit develops digital language resources and tools for the Welsh language and multilingual situations in general. The Unit is responsible for Cysgliad, a popular software package that comprises of a Welsh language spellchecker and grammar checker as well as a collection of comprehensive dictionaries. The Unit is also developing speech technology for the Welsh language.

The Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB) is a capacity building project dedicated to the bioprospecting and discovery of novel enzymes of industrial biotechnological relevance from microorganisms from extreme environments.
The Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention (CEBEI) conducts training and research on programmes and materials that aim to improve childhood experiences.
The Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government to collaborate with businesses in Wales providing technological solutions to their manufacturing processes or potential product innovations through the application of photonics technology.
Degree Apprenticeships provide employers with a way to access and develop talent and skills, critical to their development whilst developing a long-term relationship with University.  Bangor University together with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai have a portfolio of fully funded qualifications covering Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Data Science and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.


The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre of Excellence, based at M-SParc, is a £6M research centre undertaking highly specialised research into digital communication systems such as 5G networks and ecosystems.
Dŵr Uisce aims to improve the long-term sustainability of water supply, treatment and end-use in Ireland and Wales through the development of innovative technology platforms, undertaking economic and environmental impact assessments, and developing policy and best practice guidelines to facilitate integrated low-carbon and smart energy solutions for the water sector.
Bangor University's fabLAB in the Pontio building gives businesses access to training and self-help prototyping.  Take an idea and make it real, prototype, develop products, start a business, make a crowd funding video, collaborate, inspire and learn – that’s fabLAB.
Bangor University's Health & Wellbeing Public Lecture Series cover a wide range of topics from stress management, nutrition in children to chronic disease management.  The lectures are attended by an audience of not only employees in the health sector but also by the general public.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) facilitate the transfer of academic knowledge and expertise to real life business projects in order to improve performance and profitability. KTP can run from 3-36 months and involve appointing a newly qualified graduate to deliver the project.

The Nuclear Futures Institute is developing a world leading capability in nuclear science and engineering. This will establish North Wales as a global centre in nuclear technology; fostering industrial links and opportunities.
The research at Bangor University’s Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing Centre (PAWB) focuses on improving knowledge and understanding of the impacts on health and well-being of regular physical activity, physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour.
The SEACAMS2 project supports developing economic opportunities in Low Carbon, Energy and Environment through specialisation in commercial application of research and innovation in marine renewable energy (MRE), climate change resilience and resource efficiency in Wales.
The Shellfish Centre is a research & innovation initiative supporting development of the shellfish sector in Wales.


SMART Partnerships offer financial support to innovative collaboration projects that require a range of expertise to help businesses grow, improve productivity and increase competitiveness.  It is offered to Welsh businesses and Welsh Research organisations.

Supercomputing Wales aims to provide university research teams access to powerful computing facilities to undertake high-profile science and innovation projects within Cardiff University, Swansea University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University.
The SustaiNable Aquarium Project (SNAP) is a research programme which aims to improve aquarium breeding success.

Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab has a range of real world expertise in environmentally and socially responsible business development and, through working with us, we can help businesses to develop new opportunities and fitter business practices that can deliver real benefits for people and the planet.