Working with business

We have a broad research portfolio that has the potential to be exploited in commercial application across a wide range of sectors. We provide opportunities for collaborative research and development and access to our world-class facilities and expertise.


Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We’re looking to work alongside forward-thinking external partners with whom we can work on impactful and innovative R&D projects by applying our research skills, technologies and methodologies.

We seek industry partners to engage in projects funded from schemes such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Global Challenge Research Fund, Innovate UK funding competitions, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. To focus our future research portfolio, direction is provided by the membership of our External Advisory Board.


If you’d prefer to benefit from our knowledge, facilities, expertise and technology on a consultancy basis, that can also be arranged. We have a range of specialist expertise, which can be provided directly to industrial partners.

Recruit our students

We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented students through a range of services.

Get in touch

If you’d like to access our expertise, and work with our world-leading academics, please contact us for an initial discussion:

Dr Jonathan Ward, Knowledge Exchange Director and Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
t: +44(0)113 343 5157, e:

Simon Wilkins, Research and Innovation Development Manager
t: +44 (0)113 343 3039, e: