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Smart R&D Solutions

Smart R&D Solutions

Our world class research can find the best solution to help you develop new products or services, reduce costs, break into new markets, or access the latest tech. We offer bespoke, cost-effective R&D options and could give you access to government funding.

Our professional staff will help ensure you get the best possible results for your project and provide a single point of contact to manage your relationship with the University throughout your work. 

Cost-effective research and development solutions

We offer bespoke services to meet your needs from a few hours' investigation to an in-depth research programme spanning several years and everything in between including consultancy or a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Access to external funds for research and development

We can make your resources go further by helping you access government grants from Innovate UK and Research Councils to EU sources. Working with the University of Exeter may also make you eligible for research and development tax credits.

Access to University of Exeter Translation and Impact Funds to support collaboration

We have several funding schemes available, ranging from £2,000 - £40,000. The funds facilitate collaboration between University of Exeter researchers and partners from industry, business, and external organisations from across sectors through a range of activities such as proof of concept or feasibility projects, staff secondments, or student placements.

Specialist services

  • Eye Tracking solutions - eye tracking technology allows us to 'see what someone is seeing', and provides insights into the processes underpinning their decisions and behaviours. By understanding these behaviours we can design better design of products and processes.
  • Animal Vision - many animals see the world very differently to humans in terms of colour, pattern, and field of view. Understanding how animals react to their surroundings enables us to better manage their welfare, training and performance, and to develop effective ways of managing wild and captive animals.

These services are provided through our University of Exeter Consultancy Service.