Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

Business and Local Government Data Research Centre


Explore data.

Enhance knowledge.

Empower society.

The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre is leading the way in advanced analytics to help companies explore data, enhance knowledge and empower our society.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Centre provides a range of no-fee business services supported by academic expertise from the University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Kent and London School of Economics to help your company use your data more effectively.

What we provide:

We collaborate with small and medium businesses to help you find a practical solution to a business problem, discover new opportunities within your sector, and support you to develop an overarching strategy for your company. We can help you understand what powerful data you have at your fingertips and how best to use it.

We apply academic expertise to your projects, bridging research and knowledge in an empowering way. We help identify solutions for growth and improvement through data exchange and collaboration.

We provide specialist academic time, knowledge and expertise to work on a specific issue or business project that you have identified.

Training to ensure your analysts use the latest data tools and techniques. From introductory to advanced levels; through to customised training, your analysts will acquire new skills, working with your data.

Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers to enable you to receive greater support and services from the Centre.

Research placements in your business to provide time, talent and data analytics skills.

Partnerships to transfer cutting-edge knowledge from the University into your company for long-term benefit. These can run from six months to three years. Innovation vouchers may be used to scope out your requirements.

Contact us now to discuss how we can help you.



Phone: 01206 873859

Address: Parkside 2C, Essex Business School, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ UK

Support Scheme:

  • - Access to Funding and Finance
  • - Bespoke Short Course Training
  • - Business Support
  • - Business Workshops