Research and knowledge exchange

Working with business

Working with business can be a great way to realise the potential of your research, develop lasting collaborative partnerships and access new funding opportunities.

The University encourages the development of partnerships with external organisations, especially where interactions stimulate innovation and contribute to research dissemination.

Furthermore many of the major research funders, such as the Research Councils, encourage industry engagement and provide opportunities for  funding with business partners

There are a range ways to engage with business such as consultancy, knowledge transfer partnerships, contract and collaborative research. As always, do get in touch with our Consultancy Manager at the earliest opportunity. We will work closely with you in preparing and costing the proposal. Please note that all funding with business including consultancy must be approved by the Head of School (or nominated signatory) and Research and Enterprise Services on behalf of the Institution.