Working with business

Research impact

100% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact - Research Excellence Framework 2014

Impact case studies
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Impact case studies

Working with business

We deliver value based solutions to a host of problems across a wide range of industry sectors. We aim to put science into action through partnerships with industry. We offer a range of services including collaborative R&D projects, consultancy, professional development for staff, specialist advice, technical services, and analytical services for troubleshooting and quality control.

iPRD

The Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD) develops solutions to to problems within the chemical and chemistry-using sectors.

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Colour science

We provide an interface between academica and industry. It provides a one-stop-shop for companies who are looking to connect with experts in the field of colour science.

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Colour swatch

We deliver bespoke solutions to complex industrial challenges. We have expertise in a wide range of areas, including surface coatings, inks, textiles, fine chemicals and cosmetics.

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Facilities

We have a range of world-class research facilities, including a suite of 500 MHz NMR machines, a state-of-the-art CCD-based X-ray diffractometer, a Nova NanoSEM450 scanning electron microscope, femtosecond laser systems, a category 2 microbiological suite and an automated robotic synthesis and purification laboratory.