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Our expertise by industrial application sector

Doctoral Training

Developing the next generation: Our Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials is funded by EPSRC, the University of Exeter, and industry.

Industry, governmental, and other external funding institutions

Our long-standing experience in working with industrial partners in ICT, energy, healthcare, and defence & security sectors enables us to provide fit-for-purpose collaborations, adjusted to the needs of a variety of businesses, from SMEs to large companies.

Typically, we offer

  • academic input for new ideas to tackle next generation innovation by way of a consultancy arrangement;
  • short term-contract research to explore the feasibility of these new ideas;
  • collaboration through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs);
  • PhD studentships for 4 year projects and workforce development support.

We collaborate with a variety of different industry partners to develop projects that are costed appropriately with regards to their Technology Readiness Level (TRL). We can work with you to determine the appropriate structure for your project that benefits both the company and the University, whilst recognising the importance of State Aid¹. 

Please get in touch with us via to discuss how we can help you to drive forward your research targets, upskill your current employees and give you exposure to the next generation of scientists.

See also our selection of project ideas that are currently in our pipeline.


¹UK Universities are subject to State Aid regulations for any project they undertake which has an element of direct or indirect public funding. We work effectively with our legal and business engagement teams to accommodate these legal requirements in a professional manner.