The University of Southampton
Engineering and the Environment


We have excellent relationships with business and industry in the UK and throughout the world. We provide support through leading-edge research projects, consultancy, commercialisation of research, knowledge transfer and the use of our state-of-the-art facilities.

Our partners range from start-up companies to global industry leaders across multiple business sectors.

We work closely with our partners and tailor solutions to ensure that we provide the most beneficial service, enabling them to achieve their goals. It might be as simple as a day's consultancy or a longer-term joint research project.

If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help your organisation, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Enterprise units

We have six key enterprise units, which offer a full range of commercial services. To find out how you can engage with our experts and facilities, please click on the links below.

ISVR Consulting (Sound and Vibration)

Over 45 years' experience of providing commercial consultancy and contract research in acoustics, noise, vibration, speech intelligibility, hearing and audio communication, vehicle dynamics and shock analysis.

Southampton Wind Tunnels

We have an enviable variety of wind tunnels available for hire. They are operated by experienced technical staff and backed by internationally recognised academic researchers in fundamental and applied aerodynamics.

University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service

Established in 1990 to help severely to profoundly deaf adults, children and teenager in the South of England and Channel Islands. Over the past 25 years USAIS surgeons have implanted over 1000 cochlear implants


Established in 2015, nC² combines unique expertise with state-of-the-art facilities. It offers solutions to industrial questions in the fields of tribology, surface science and materials engineering.

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29 June 2018

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