Ideas Factory

A place for concepts to develop to their full potential

We help staff and students turn their great ideas into reality.

With the Ideas Factory, you will have access to our expertise in software development, data analytics, gamification and design. We also offer complimentary consultation on marketing, strategies, IP and other various aspects to help develop your business to its full potential.

What support is available at the Ideas Factory?

Evaluation of Concept

Each opportunity will be assessed using an evaluation process looking at:

  • Business model and environment
  • Legal & commercial issues
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Technologies employed
  • Software quality and user experience

Business & IP Mentoring

General business start-up mentoring

  • Provision of IP protection advice for products with commercial potential
  • Commercial mentoring
  • Advice on commercialisation models
  • Agreements
  • Support with identifying potential customers and (sub-) licensees

Design & Development

Design and Development Support by

  • Access to a team of dedicated developers, designers and researchers
  • Access to software development tools and state of art hardware
  • Access to facilities at the Innovation Centre


Access to external investment for opportunities with strong commercial potential

  • Development of investment proposals
  • Introduction to investors
  • Provide support in negotiating with investors

Get in touch

It’s easy to get started.

Simply get in touch to arrange a meeting to discuss your ideas. Accepted projects receive free consultation, business development and IP advice, as well as competitively priced software development and design options.

Talk to us today about your idea and find out what services your project can benefit from.