Commissioned and collaborative research projects
We'll provide you with academics who have a rigorous, unbiased approach and will
use their expertise and experience to offer you:
- innovative perspectives on the challenges facing your organisation
- insights into new concepts, products and processes
- ideas for diversification and new ways to manage your business
How it works
You can work with us in one of two ways. If you need research in an area that you
don't have expertise in yourself, or simply don't have sufficient resource to commit to
a project, commission us to conduct a research project for you. Alternatively, you can
collaborate with us on strategic funded projects of significance to your industry.
You can commission our University's researchers to work on specific problems or opportunities.
We have expertise in a number of key areas that allows us to deliver
real benefits to businesses of all types and sizes, across a range of sectors.
Collaborative research projects involve at least two collaborators, one of which is your business.
They are funded by a range of organisations including research councils, trusts, charities and Innovate UK.
These organisations support universities and industry to work together on strategically
significant projects. We have a great deal of experience of working on collaborative projects and can help
you access funding.
Our clients include:
- UK Department of Health
- UK Department of Work and Pensions
Our team of Research and Business Partnerships Managers are ready to help you understand
what we can offer. Members of the team specialise by subject area.
Arts and humanities
Computer science and electronic engineering
Health and biological sciences
Law and management