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We provide research expertise and facilities to help support businesses and organisations of all sizes on a wide range of projects and initiatives.

We have played a key role in supporting local industry since our establishment in 1884, when mining and engineering were identified as vital subjects. Today, we're one of the top engineering schools for research quality and number one for the impact of our research, reflecting our exceptionally strong links with industry.

The Business Interface

The Business Interface links businesses and organisations of all sizes straight to the heart of the School of Engineering. From working with researchers to working with students, from accessing our facilities to knowledge exchange and professional development, we facilitate collaboration and access to expertise and facilities. Building on our strong track record of links with industry we can find solutions which can be tailored to the needs of your business or organisation.

  • Rated 1st for the impact of our research in REF 2014 for both Civil Engineering and General Engineering
Research collaboration

Work with our researchers

Support your research and development projects by collaborating with industry experts in the School of Engineering.

Industrial R&D

Knowledge exchange and CPD

Tap into our expertise through consultancy services and opportunities for continuing professional development.

Our technology

Our facilities

We want to advance economic and social prosperity by turning ideas into products, technologies, spin-outs and start-ups.

Recruitments and placements

Work with our students

Recruit high quality engineering graduates or get involved in our teaching programmes.

Meet the team

Meet the Business Interface team and find out how to contact them.