The University of Leeds and design consultant Arup have signed an agreement which will lead to collaborations in education and research.
Scientists have developed a technique which could form the basis of a non-invasive diagnostic for Adenovirus - the virus responsible for a large number of common illnesses.
Fabric used to make what is believed to be the fastest swimsuit to ever go on the market was tested by Leeds researchers who simulated conditions close to those experienced by elite swimmers.
Nanofactory, a consortium of Yorkshire's leading universities, is offering local companies free access to their expertise to help develop new products or improve processes.
The new Industry Innovation Forum (IIF) led by the N8 Research Partnership officially launches today at an event held at the University of Leeds.