University of Southampton

Collaborate with us

Address your business challenges through a research partnership with the University.

At the University of Southampton we bring together real-word industry challenges and academic curiosity through bespoke collaborations. Our partners include private, public and third sector organisations, including corporations such as Microsoft and Rolls-Royce as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

Partnering with us could give your business the opportunity to: 

  • solve a business issue or develop new technologies to give your business a commercial advantage
  • access expertise and facilities not available within your own organisation
  • tap into funding only available via collaboration with an academic institution, for example Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and European Commission funding

How do research collaborations work?

Research collaborations can take many forms, ranging from short-term contract research projects to the creation of University Technology Centres. Have a look at our case studies to see some examples. We can also offer opportunities such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), enabling you to bring University expertise into your organisation.

Our first step is to listen to your requirements and work with you to agree the most effective way to work together. To begin the conversation, get in touch with one of our collaboration managers.