Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute


Wolfson unit working with Puma designers (D Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race)

Accessing our knowledge and expertise

The University aims to link fundamental research with potential real-world applications, and we have forged strategic partnerships with leading organisations, including Microsoft, the RNLI, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Luxfer. Our 60-year history of industrial research collaboration makes us an ideal research and innovation partner for the marine industry.

Research collaborations

Research collaborations can take many forms, from the creation of short-term projects to solve specific problems to longer-term investigations of fundamental strategic significance.

Knowledge transfer partnerships

KTPs are government funded instruments designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills.

Laboratories and test facilities

Accessing our wide range of state-of-the-art equipment can save businesses time and money by utilising the unique capabilities and skills in place at our facilities.

Consultancy and enterprise units

We have a long-established reputation of interacting with industry with a highlyregarded commercial focus and professional approach.

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World's most extreme deep-sea vents revealed

Developing cleaner, greener fuels

Developing cleaner, greener fuels

Making RNLI's funds go further

Making RNLI's funds go further