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Creative, Digital and ICT

Working with us can increase the productivity and performance of your business. Our University has an impressive track record of providing bespoke advice and expertise to many different sectors of business and industry, providing innovative solutions with creative technology. With our partnership approach, we match our consultants to your business needs. From short-term consultancy to long term partnerships, we will tailor our services to ensure you get the best results.

Sustainable IT

We have expertise in the following areas:

  • Creative Technology Consultancy

  • Digital Forensic Consultancy

  • Software Engineering Consultancy

  • Sustainable IT Consultancy

  • Interactive Technologies

  • Software Engineering

  • E-Governance

  • Interactive media


The NTI is host to the Digital Research Centre which provides an "umbrella" for those activities which address the development and application of digital technology and the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of digitisation It offers a host of services aimed at businesses to help utilise technology to give competitive edge and drive innovation in business practice. All services are underpinned and informed by the latest research in this specialist field. We are the North of England’s premier training centre, providing cutting edge creative and digital training for individuals who work with technology. In addition, we offer Digital consultancy and by collaborating with us, we can help access government funding to implement innovative solutions into your business. Our training and certifications are accredited by some of the world’s biggest brands such as Apple, Adobe, APMG and Prince 2.

Our cutting edge facilities include The Development Studio for desktop, Web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries:

  • Android and Apple apps

  • Web enabled apps

  • Advanced design services utilising geo location based apps

  • The latest game technology

  • Augmented reality interfaces

We have partnered with the Yorkshire Post to launch a new scheme to help digital companies achieve their growth potential. Our Leeds Digital Hub provides flexible city centre office space, mentoring and training services and the opportunity to work with like-minded people in a collaborative environment.

If you have any enquiries about any of these areas please contact our team for further details. (this to link to the Contact Details section)

Our Clients

Recent clients include:

  • NHS Trust 

  • Spacegroup Ltd 

  • QSEE Technologies Ltd

  • Foretel Ltd

  • Panda Media

  • Pixogenic

  • Pennine Publishing 

  • Digital Fiction Factory - (BBC/Channel 4)

As a trainee Emlyn appraised some of my reports on complex issues such as multi million pound invoice fraud, indecent images and social networking cases. The advice he gave was golden and lead to happy clients and enhanced learning.

trainee in support by Emlyn

Recent Projects

Creative Technology:

  • Panda Media:
    Consulted on the strategic implementation of software development within the company.
  • Pixogenic:
    Exploration and consultation on the use of Multimedia books.
  • Pennine Publishing:
    Consultancy related to strategic direction of the companies' growth strategy in magazine publishing.
  • Digital Fiction Factory (BBC/Channel 4):
    Creation of a proof-of-concept of multi-screen viewing for a future TV show

Software Engineering:

  • QSEE Technologies Ltd:
    Development of primary software system
  • Foretel Ltd:
    Consultancy related to the modelling of a new software system

Meet the Expert

Colin Pattinson

Colin Pattinson

Colin is Professor of Mobile and Converging Technologies and Head of the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering. His research interests centre on Green Computing - making the production, use and disposal of IT more environmentally friendly. He has given talks at international conferences and industry presentations. In 2008, he led the development of a new MSc award in Green Computing, the first of its kind in the UK at the time. Colin has worked with colleagues to develop our University’s Green IT strategy and is a committee member of the Green IT specialist interest group of BCS. Recent projects include JANET (UK) funding to develop a low-cost, low energy facility to support distance learning students; two consultancy projects to explore energy monitoring of electrical devices over a computer network; three Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) projects to assess the energy use of thin client technologies; data centre monitoring and the use of IT to control heating and ventilation systems. Colin is a member of three successful European Union consortia: helping to develop Green IT education across Europe; in France, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine and Russia.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Dr John Elliott and Emyln Butterfield for their assistance . . . Forensic examination they provided uncovered key evidence which assisted in the investigation of this offender

Detective Superintendent of a regional Police Force