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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.

Science@Strathclyde Business Breakfast Club

The Science@Strathclyde Business Breakfast Club provides an opportunity for you and your business to learn more about how we can work with you to support your company. Click here to learn more.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

The Faculty takes part in a number of KTPs, supported by the West of Scotland KTP Centre. Examples of the Faculty's KTP's include:

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.

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.