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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Business engagement

We have years of experience of interaction and collaboration with industry on a range of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary work.

Research and development collaboration is mutually beneficial for businesses and the University, with both working together to apply modern research from some of the brightest minds. Levels of collaboration vary, from a day of consultancy, to a major international collaborative partnership.

Your company can benefit from working with us by:

Mailing list

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  • participating in small to major collaborative research projects, or knowledge transfer projects;
  • sponsoring either a doctoral research student or project that has mutual benefit;
  • professional development through training and courses;
  • hiring our consultancy services in our main research areas;
  • analytical services and bespoke manufacturing and repair.

Corporate sponsorship

International collaborations

Our Department collaborates with a number of international centres and facilities in our major research areas, including the Hubble Space Telescope and Diamond Light Source.

We offer a number of opportunities for business partners to sponsor events, activities and even facilities in the Department. This provides us with income to support our activities, as well as creating vital links with industrial partners. For our sponsors, it provides opportunities to promote themselves as suppliers, recruiters and collaborators.

Contact us to enquire about corporate sponsorship, and explore other ways to engage with us below.