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Collaborative working

Collaborative working

Collaborative working

Collaborative working

Collaborative working

We can help you innovate, grow your business, gain a new competitive edge or break into new markets. Whether you want to develop new products and services, find new ways of operating, reduce costs, improve efficiency or access the latest technologies, our world class research can help you find a solution.

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.



The University of Exeter has worked with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) on a number of environmental research projects. Current areas of mutual interest include: pathogens relevant to environmental and human health, chemicals, climate change, wild fisheries and aquaculture.
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Foundation, which was established in 2010, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a circular economy, was founded by the record-breaking around the world yachtswoman, Ellen MacArthur. The charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia.
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Marine-i provides leadership and a focal point to galvanise and support business-led and market-driven Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I). The current programme is focussed on accelerating development of innovative product ideas, working closely with businesses to take their products to the next stage of commercialisation.
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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

A partnership between the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is addressing fundamental research questions in areas including marine renewables, molecular biology and environment and human health.
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Zoology Society of London (ZSL)

Based at University’s Penryn campus, researchers from the ZSL’s Marine and Freshwater Conservation team are involved with a wide variety of projects across the world.
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Clean Growth

Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Renewable Energy

IDCORE is an EPSRC funded doctoral training centre formed by University of Exeter and partners The University of Edinburgh, Strathclyde University, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). IDCORE's aims are to train fifty world-class research engineers in the field of offshore wind, wave and tidal stream technologies.
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Exeter City Futures

Exeter has made a commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2030. Achieving this ambition will require collaborative action from everyone across the city. We are bringing Exeter’s businesses, individuals, communities and leaders together and providing the coordination and focus needed to deliver the city’s carbon ambitions.
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Rothamsted Research

Researchers at the University of Exeter work with Rothamsted Research on a variety of collaborative projects linking scientific research to farming practice, including integrating Circular Economy initiatives into the agri-food supply chain.
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The South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a collaboration of three research institutions: the University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Plymouth – working together with a large group of highly engaged business, policy and community partners to solve some of the challenges involved in managing, utilising and improving the natural environment. 
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Tevi (Cornish for ‘grow’) is a unique EU-funded venture which aims to do two things, simultaneously: create both Economic and Environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. They do this by working with small and medium–sized enterprises across the county, with expert consultation, opportunities for certification and grant funding.
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Environmental Intelligence

Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The University of Exeter is the lead partner in the Impact Lab, which provides deep technical assistance to SMEs that have a big data and/or environmental futures opportunity to address in order to grow to the next level.
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Met Office

Our Met Office Academic Partnership aims to create world-class expertise around a focused programme of joint research into weather and climate prediction, mitigation and adaptation. We have worked with the Met Office on more than 120 projects, addressing business and societal climate change challenges. Over 15 Joint, Shared and Honorary positions underpin the partnership.

Health and Wellbeing

European Centre for Environment and Human Health

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) produces research that contributes to the economy of the South West and impacts policy at regional, national and international level.
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Inclusivity helps Cornish business owners with staff wellbeing by supporting small local businesses to benefit from inclusive recruitment and retention and innovating new staff solutions. Partners include: disAbility Cornwall, Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, the Local Enterprise Partnership, and the South West Academic Health Science Network.
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We work with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust and Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust applying research to inform clinical practice and providing solutions to health, environment and public health challenges.
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The University of Exeter is leading this innovative research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives. Partners include: Coastline Housing, Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall.
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