Our reputation as 'good to do business with' has been earned through many years of successful collaboration with small and medium enterprises, large multinationals, government agencies, NGOs and charities. Our case studies showcase our rich and varied track record. Key business partners include:
Our partnership with Airbus enabled the founding of the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM), an innovative manufacturing centre providing local businesses with access to state of the art manufacturing facilities.
Our research collaborations with AstraZeneca have focused on investigating the effects of pollutants in rivers and other water sources along with environmental fate testing.
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl)
Long-term collaborations with students and academic staff have helped dstl carry out important work in key business areas, including infectious diseases and specialist materials.
Working with GSK we developed new techniques for optical imaging and drug delivery, as well as understanding human health and performance and diabetes.
IBM has partnered on projects ranging from environmental sensing and data analytics along with contributing curriculum and students to the MBA programme. IBM is a part of our alumni network group, providing excellent networking and relationship building opportunities.
We have worked with the Met Office on more than 120 projects. We conduct vital research into climate science and collaborate as members of academic and climate business networks. The Met Office has also partnered with us on helping businesses overcome challenges posed by climate change.
Our work with QinetiQ focuses on specialist electromagnetic materials and RFID resulting in several new products. QinetiQ also worked with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's first ever recipients of fellowships in manufacturing to help shape the future of nanotechnology and computing.
Collaborations with Rolls Royce have included reducing vibrations in turbine engines and honeycomb structures which could have important applications in the aerospace sector.
Shell has worked in partnership with us to meet the challenge of sustainable mobility and carbon reduction by focusing on advanced biofuels.
Syngenta works with us in the areas of pollination biology, fungal biology, chemical genomics, biophotonics and seed biology. Syngenta also provide scholarships for the Exeter One Planet MBA programme.