Research collaboration

Combining our academic expertise with your insight means together we can find creative ways to help your organisation succeed.

We have an established track record of working with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups through to large corporate organisations. Find out more about our corporate relationships and what we offer. 

We are ranked in the UK top ten for research impact and power

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our academics conduct wide ranging research that has real world impact and our ability to innovate often leads to new products, services and solutions. Working together, we can help you translate ideas into business opportunities. You can access our research expertise in a way to suit you.

You can access our academic experts and facilities through our innovation centre, Nexus. It brings together a vibrant community of innovators supported by a dedicated team. We can work together to create effective partnerships that deliver commercial impact.

We offer funded research and innovation initiatives such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and the opportunity to apply for research funding both in the UK and overseas.

The University also has major strategic research partnerships with research institutes and these could have benefits for your organisation. Find out more about our strategic research partnerships.

Shaping policy

Our research also helps to shape policy at local, national and international levels. Our academics work with policy makers to demonstrate the relevance of research to society, policy and public services.

We had eight researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate contributing to the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report which advises world governments on climate change - one of the highest levels of representation of any UK university. Find out more about the Priestley Centre’s contribution to the United Nations IPCC Sixth Assessment report

Contact us

To find out more about how you can work with us, please contact us on: