KPMG and the University of Leeds partnership will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship through the University’s innovation hub, Nexus. KPMG and Nexus have launched a joint incubation space, KPMG@Nexus, to support innovative businesses who would benefit from the combined knowledge and expertise of the two organisations, whether they are an early stage or a well-established business.

Successful applicants will have a minimum of 3 months of free space within Nexus, as well as access to academic expertise, skills and talent and business advisory services. KPMG@Nexus is now open and accepting applications.

The partnership will also extend to the wider university to produce joint research projects and explore learning and skills development opportunities for students, businesses and KPMG colleagues

KPMG@Nexus: what we’re looking for

We are looking to engage with a variety of businesses across
different stages and sectors. Some examples include but are not
limited to:

  • Businesses who want to trial being part of the Nexus Community
  • Businesses with a sector focus; health, data, engineering, environment, or business services
  • Early stage ventures who are beginning to consider a support community and a base
  • Businesses who have innovation at the heart of their roadmap and want to explore R&D opportunities
  • International businesses looking for a soft landing in the UK 


Benefits of joining KPMG@Nexus

  •  A chance to be part of a vibrant community of like minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Access to KPMG technical and sector experts through a dedicated relationship manager
  • Support from the Nexus Collaboration team; linking you to academic experts, skills, and talent to support your business growth
  • The opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art innovation hub for up to 3 months
  • Access to a year round programme of events and activities 

“Our heritage lies in the UK’s regional markets and our position within them remains one of our greatest strengths. We know the immense value of universities as critical drivers of the talent and innovation on which businesses depend in our cities and regions. Strengthening the bond between these parts of our economies has long been on the agenda of those focused on regional prosperity.”

Chris Hearld, Head of Regions, KPMG

“We are extremely excited about this next stage of our relationship with KPMG and what it can offer to the University of Leeds, the businesses within the Nexus community and across the wider innovation ecosystem. KPMG has been a key Nexus collaborator from the beginning and offered invaluable advice and support to our members that has delivered positive commercial outcomes. “The University of Leeds and Nexus have a shared ambition with KPMG to support regional economic growth and an innovation-driven network that inspires entrepreneurs to solve the biggest challenges facing our society today.”

Dr Martin Stow, Nexus Director

Our Team