Business engagement

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) seeks innovative and sustainable partnerships with industry. We provide industry with access to expert researchers including biologists, physicists, engineers and mathematicians, working with cutting-edge technologies to solve the most complex biological problems.

The LSI is a state-of-the-art biomedical and translational research facility that co-locates researchers from basic science through to clinical research. A major focus is on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease and bridging the gap to clinical translation.

With thirty research groups drawn from diverse fields of expertise, the LSI provides a truly interdisciplinary environment to foster breakthroughs in understanding and controlling biological systems.

The LSI is a purpose-designed institute and houses specialist facilities and capabilities, available for use by external partners through collaboration with LSI academics or on a service basis:

University of Exeter is a scientific hub for the region and is open for collaboration, contract research, facilities access, trialling interventions and consultancy. Whether examining genetic pathways, screening for novel drug-targets, creating diagnostic or digital tools, or undertaking clinical trials for drugs or medical devices, the University strives to develop strategic partnerships for specific projects, indications and technologies across a number of sectors.

To support collaboration with industry, the LSI hosts the Translational Research Exchange @ Exeter (TREE), including a dedicated Industrial Research Team whose goals are:

  1. To enable the translation of biomedical research toward real-world use and/or its commercialisation.
  2. To develop industry relationships whereby large corporate/SME’s can access the University’s expertise and capabilities.

For further information, please contact David Whitehouse (d.whitehouse@exeter.ac.uk, 01392 726759).