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Research Partnerships

Brunel has long been recognised as one of Europe’s leading business-facing universities. Some of the world’s most famous large corporations have developed longstanding research partnerships, while many smaller companies work with the university to gain a competitive market edge and increase profitability through initiatives such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships or Innovation Vouchers

Recent government awards through the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council confirm Brunel’s position in the elite top 10% of universities for innovation and research partnerships.

Why become a research partner

Funding research

By becoming a partner you have the opportunity to fund a number of research projects in a variety of disciplines. This can unlock a range of possibilities and can even help to create a new innovative marketable product that will sustain the business five or ten years into the future.

Access to grants 

Brunel University London has a successful track record in gaining access to grants to help fund research that may be of interest to your business. 


As a research partner, we will contact you about any new technology or product that has been created by our academics which could be commercialised. 


Becoming a research partner allows you to access different areas of knowledge at the university to address bigger business problems, which will save on your overall research and development costs.


We have a multi-million pound portfolio of research equipment that is available for all our research partners to use such as our Experimental Techniques Centre. 

If you would like to discuss how you could start a long term research partnership with the university please get in touch.