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Collaborations within the university, and between the university and external partners, are enriching and rewarding. The Research Support and Development Office (RSDO) contribute directly to increasing research income, developing collaborations and building a vibrant culture of research excellence. The RSDO has been shortlisted for the Research Management Team of the Year in 2016 by the professional association for Research Managers and Administrators in the UK.

For more details on how RSDO can support your research, click here:http://www.brunel.ac.uk/business/rsdo 

Collaborative research

An emphasis on collaborative and applied research provides a focus on creating socio-economic impact and commercial benefits - from bringing new products to market and developing the latest science and technology to offering innovative solutions for complex business problems. Brunel has established longstanding contract research, knowledge transfer and collaborative R & D partnerships with some of the world’s largest corporations, as well as with many innovative SMEs. The University is skilled at securing matched funding for projects from government departments and the Technology Strategy Board, and from agencies including Research Councils and the EU.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

KTP provides a structured mechanism to gain funding for research and development projects between the University and external organisations. KTP is managed by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), and sponsored by them with a range of other funders including research councils. KTP has been evolving for over 30 years to support collaborative projects between academe and commercial/nonprofit making organisations with benefits for all partners.


Brunel has some of the world’s leading experts and researchers across a range of disciplines and many companies draw on their specialist knowledge and informed analysis through consultancy partnerships. These provide businesses with unique perspectives, new techniques and approaches, and robust solutions to complex problems. Such consultancies have often led to larger knowledge transfer projects with Brunel research teams and the use of the University’s specialist facilities. Many companies also sponsor PhD students and research fellows to undertake focused research in a specific area, providing a cost-effective means of accessing original and leading-edge research of particular value to the company.

Research jobs

We are one of the largest employers in the area with approximately 2,500 employees and offer a diverse range of job opportunities. As well as competitive salaries, we are able to offer our staff benefits in terms of, childcare vouchers, gym membership at reduced rates, access to library facilities, discounts on private healthcare schemes and in-house staff training courses.