Medical and Technical Innovations

Research Design Services

Medical devices, rapid prototyping, product testing and diagnostics

Medical innovation and collaborative research

University support and knowledge for your business


ErgoRaiser™ a modular limb support designed to meet the comfort and support needs of both patient and practitioner, created by The Design Unit.


Supporting local, national and international business with world-leading impact

Our leading technical and academic expertise, and excellent facilities provide an exceptional service for business. By sharing our wealth of experience with our clients, we consistently deliver projects with real world impact in terms of business efficiency, performance and innovation.

We work with local businesses, companies from across the UK and instantly-recognised brands to establish partnerships and collaborations that deliver business and social benefit.

Experts in exchanging university knowledge for business growth

Driven by real business needs, our bespoke solutions are informed by world-leading research and provide innovative, thought-provoking ideas to meet the challenges facing business today.

Contact industry and academic experts including:

  • DMU academic, Peter Ford who is a Professor of Design, Head of Commercial Design
  • Stuart Hilton, Industry Engagement Manager for Art, Design and Humanities. 

We welcome discussions with potential new partners for graduate placementsoffice space for business start-ups, inward investment into our spin out activities, collaborative working or for knowledge exchange activities, contact us via email or telephone:


T: +44 (0)116 207 8455

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