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Research and innovation services

Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is a dynamic department at the heart of University activity and the central point for our enterprise and research activities.

We assist and facilitate academic collaborations, industrial interactions and knowledge transfer; and provide support to academics on research funding streams, preparing bid proposals and negotiating research contracts. We can also help with increasing the research impact through collaboration, knowledge transfer activities and commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP).

Get in touch with a member of RIS to discuss how we could help you. Research staff and students can also access further information through the RIS SharePoint site.

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#1 rankings

Consistently ranked #1 for consultancy income by HEBCIS

More about our expertise

Supporting the complete research and innovation life-cycle

Our dedicated team of more than 60 professionals covers the complete research and innovation life-cycle from securing funding for research to licensing technologies or providing incubation space to grow a company. We offer our partners and researchers all the necessary support including:

Research funding development

UK and international funding opportunities, pre-award and bid management support, and facilitating contract management to ethical approval.

EU support

Working with researchers bidding for European funding.

Facilitating collaborations

Working with industry through research, consultancy, knowledge exchange and enterprise.

Contract management

Reviewing, issuing and negotiating complex contracts.

Technology transfer and IP management

The protection and commercialisation of new IP.

Research integrity and governance

Navigating regulations and advising on standards of good practice.

Research performance

Providing decision-makers with key information on the University's research and enterprise activities.

New business creation and incubation

Managing the SETsquared partnership business incubator across the region and the ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation pilot programme.

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The opportunities for collaboration that Southampton offers within the UK are really attractive. It is really important that we work closer with academic institutions so we have the edge over our competitors.

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Re:action is our research and enterprise newsletter, published three times a year, which showcases the diversity of our achievements and the developments in how we engage with research. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please email .

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