The University of Southampton encourages a spirit of enterprise and innovation in science and in keeping with this ethos, Chemistry has developed strong links with business and industry.
We have a wide variety of complex and custom-designed equipment and specialist services to support our breadth of research and teaching activity. This equipment and expertise is available to other groups within the University and also to institutions and industries in general, and we have an extensive portfolio of commercial clients to whom we have been providing analytical services for many years.
Our relationships with industry help to widen the experience of our students and increase employability. This is demonstrated by our impressive list of industrial collaborators and the diverse placement areas taken by our fourth year undergraduates.
Our academic staff also has a fantastic record of successful exploitation of research ideas into spin-out companies, with Karus Therapeutics, Ilika, Nanotecture and ATDBio all originating within the University of Southampton.