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Research partnerships

Partner your business with the University's world class facilities, vast data repositories and leading academics.

With over 30 years working in partnership with some of the world’s most recognisable companies, innovative start-ups, charities and public sector bodies, we are perfectly placed to support your research needs.

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The opportunities for collaboration that Southampton offers within the UK are really attractive. In order to keep up with the fast-paced industry and the increase in the range of technologies available on ships, it is really important that we work closer with academic institutions so we have the edge over our competitors.

How can a Research Partnership help your business?

Developing clean technologies of the future with Ilika
Developing clean technologies of the future with Ilika

We work jointly with you to carry out short or long term research, which is bespoke to your business needs.

A partnership enables access to our specialist facilities and equipment, and data sharing can offer a much wider range of information to both organisations. The knowledge we have developed over time allows us to advance research and development far faster.

Our Research Partnerships

We are one of the UK’s leading research universities. The latest national assessment of research rated over 96 per cent of our research environment as world-leading or internationally excellent.

As well as notable long-term partnerships with large companies, the University ranks in the top three in the UK for engagements with SMEs, in part due to our flexibility in addressing industry needs.

Our research partners have included Lloyd's Register, ONS, Airbus, IBM and Microsoft.

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