Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering

Working with industry

Are you looking to research and develop an exciting new project or solve a particularly difficult problem, or seeking funding to get an idea off the ground? If so, our specialist expertise might be what you need. 

We provide opportunities for innovation, collaborative research, and development, and we can give you access to our world-leading knowledge, facilities, expertise and technologies. We also have a broad research portfolio that can be utilised in commercial and industrial applications. 

Our expert team will support you, while our academics help facilitate the exchange of vital knowledge and experience to organisations like yours.

Professor Susan Bernal


Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We constantly look to work alongside forward-thinking external partners to pioneer impactful and innovative R&D projects, developing the technologies of the future by applying and developing our research skills, technologies and methodologies. 

We are always seeking new industry partners to engage in collaborative research and development projects funded from schemes including:  

  • UKRI, including Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Industrial Case Awards; 
  • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund; 
  • Global Challenge Research Fund; and 
  • Innovate UK Funding Competitions and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). 


If you would like to benefit from our knowledge, facilities, expertise and technology, we can arrange a consultancy or a contract research programme with you. We have a range of specialist knowledge and applied expertise that can be provided directly to your organisation; these are flexible and can span either short or long-term projects. 

Projects are scoped jointly by those involved and can encompass access to our equipment and specialist software. Sometimes there are opportunities to link to student summer internships or projects – this will give you faster and more cost-effective delivery. 

Get in touch

If you would like access to our world-leading facilities, academics or students, please contact us for an initial discussion.