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Faculty of Science Working with business & industry

Strathclyde is renowned as a place of useful learning and provides opportunities for businesses, charities and non-governmental organisations to interface with world-class research, training and expertise across a wide range of scientific disciplines and departments.

Organisations have different knowledge exchange needs with varying budgets and time scales and so we provide a flexible approach to company collaboration.

Examples include

  • Sample analysis and characterisation
  • Undergraduate or Master's projects
  • PhD Projects
  • Academic consultancies with experts in your subject area
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses
  • Industrial Research Projects

If you are interested in finding out about working with us please get in touch – there are many ways to obtain funding for collaborative projects and we can advise on which may work best for you.

A great way to break the ice is to come and meet us at our Science @ Strathclyde Breakfast Club Meetings which are held every couple of months across the Faculty of Science.

 

Being an Innovator with a Knowledge Transfer Partnership

 

Beginning a new innovative project with plans for business expansion is an exciting task for a company, although it's not without its challenges, especially for a Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) with limited resources. Read Dr Neil Thomson's blog post about his experience with Rumbol Products and how they were able to overcome these challenges to succeed.

 

 Industry-based doctoral training

The Faculty has also developed an innovative industry-based doctoral training programme with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The original programme enabled GSK employees to work towards a higher research degree through their work-based research projects; success in this venture has led to the creation of an expanded programme including GSK-sponsored research students. For further details see our GSK brochure. Details of collaborative research opportunities across the Faculty can be found in our Research: Focus on Industry brochure  

Current working partnerships with industry

Strathclyde is renowned as a place of useful learning and provides opportunities for businesses, charities and non-governmental organisations to interface with world class research, training and expertise across a wide range of scientific disciplines and departments.