One of the most constructive forms of knowledge transfer, for all partners involved, is collaborative research. This is where a company and a University group work together to pursue a research objective that is of mutual benefit, and is jointly managed under a collaborative agreement. There are a wide range of schemes for supporting research collaboration, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP's), UK Research Council Programmes and European Funding Schemes. Some of these schemes, such as KTP's, also enable a University researcher to be based at the company for the duration of the project.
Many of our existing research collaborations directly complement our Technology Transfer activities and are strongly supported by the University's Research & Enterprise Development department (RED). For further information on the range of research collaboration schemes, please visit the RED website.