The University of Southampton is one of the world's leading entrepreneurial universities, with an impressive track record as a partner to business and the public sector and as a source of invention and innovation.
As businesses face increasing global competition, moving towards higher-value, knowledge-based activities and increasing innovation will ensure the UK's future prosperity and the ability to tackle major challenges like climate change. The University is well-positioned to help businesses meet these challenges:
We encourage organisations to register for free on the University’s Employer Portal. You can upload, edit and remove vacancies, reaching the full student body of over 18,000 undergraduates, 5,000 postgraduates and graduates. You can indicate which services (e.g. Career Fairs, Placements, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) are of interest, ensuring that you are notified when opportunities in your areas of interest arise.
Southampton was recognised in the top three worldwide for the quality of our spin out companies. An independent report by the Library House drew favourable comparisons between the Universities of Southampton, Stanford in the United States and Cambridge.
Currently we are engaged with businesses in a huge range of collaborative research and consultancy. These contracts were worth £35 million in 2009
Our business partners range from large multi-national companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd’s Register and IBM through local small and medium-sized enterprises such as Ilika and Photostar, to public sector and not for profit organisations including Dorset County Council and The Serendipity Centre
We host five University Technology Centres in collaboration with leading organisations – Microsoft, Airbus, RNLI, Lloyd’s Register and Rolls-Royce. These centres enable intensive research and development and technology innovation between the University and industry
The University has an on campus business incubator which provides specialist business development support and facilities for high-tech start-up companies. Established in 2003, the centre has incubated over 30 companies, helping them raise millions of pounds in investment.
- Read our success stories to discover more about the benefits for your business
- Read our latest news stories
- Download our collaboration leaflet
- Business-university engagement: a collection of best practice - case studies from the CBI.