About us

Enterprise Solutions and GAIN have merged under the single brand of Enterprise Solutions. Enterprise Solutions is the gateway for external organisations to access the University of Plymouth’s internationally renowned research expertise, world-class facilities and student talent.


What is Enterprise Solutions?

Enterprise Solutions helps you to navigate your way to the University of Plymouth’s internationally renowned research expertise, facilities and business services. It connects you to the right support that meets your organisation’s needs.

The University works with hundreds of organisations, both large and small, to find innovative solutions to the challenges they face. This could involve joint research and development projects, access to our innovation centres or science park or accessing student talent or academic expertise.

Enterprise Solutions can assist businesses and public or third sector organisations to tap into our services, injecting new thinking to support and drive innovation.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or have a specific requirement, please contact Enterprise Solutions

Meet the Team

Rich Adams – Business Engagement Manager

Rich joined University of Plymouth in 2011 following a career in both public and private sectors. With a background in innovation and business support Rich leads on business engagement activities across the whole university as well as project and partnership development with industry stakeholders. Key responsibilities includes leading Formation Zone and the Enterprise Solutions team, developing innovative business support solutions that enables industry to access the universities skills, facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Rich also works closely with businesses to explore joint funding and research collaborations.

Rich enjoys rugby, is a student mentor and likes to travel.

Vanessa Terzoni – Business Development Co-ordinator

Vanessa moved to England from Italy in 2014 through an Erasmus+ Project which gave her the opportunity to acquire a professional experience in Education Project Management, EU funding and Sales. Having previously worked in a Vocational School of English and in the Event Management industry, Vanessa joined Enterprise Solutions in April 2018 as Business Development Co-ordinator, where she looks after our clients, matching businesses, public sector organisations and students to the wide range of services offered by University of Plymouth.

She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and Chinese, and loves reading, going for long walks and exploring other cultures.

Becky Moore – Business Development Officer

Becky joined the team in November 2019. She brings a diverse range of business to business and project management experience, and has worked for over 20 years in a range of educational settings including commercial training, Further and Higher Education. Becky supports businesses and organisations to access the wealth of knowledge, expertise and facilities that the University of Plymouth has to offer.

Becky volunteers for ‘Plymouth Sugar Zappers’ (a support group for children with Type 1 diabetes) and is an ‘incidental’ marathon runner, as well as a competitive netball player and umpire.