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Discover how we work with industry

Royal Holloway offers a variety of ways in which we can work with industry and business.  Our Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Team works closely with industry to foster relationships and build lasting partnerships to assist business in solving their un-met needs whether short-term problems or long-term strategic needs.  Helping business, the investment community and others to access our knowledge and expertise.

We are always seeking opportunities to work with business in which our expertise can create new partnerships, accelerate the delivery of new products, processes or services or simply employ our unique combination of practical and leading-edge knowledge to enhance the performance of your business.

This includes consultancy and commercialisation, licensing of our IP, collaborative research and development, contract/technical services and hire of facilities

Consultancy and laboratory services

Royal Holloway is equipped with world-class research laboratories which also provide services for business. Laboratories offering services include those in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences and Geography. Example services include microscopy, chemical analysis, mineral identification and soil and water quality analysis.

The Department of Earth Sciences has equipment and experience that can be applied to waste characterisation, testing materials for their leachability and their ability to generate or neutralise acidity.

The Physics Department as a the SuperFab facility for quantum technologies, is a world-class university cleanroom and home of the UK Centre for Superconducting and Hybrid Quantum Systems (UK-CSQS).

We offer facilities for hire such as our MRI scanner and quantum engineering facilities.  Our academics are available to work on a consultancy project or to collaborate with industry experts on research grants.  Our research often has commercial value and we are keen to meet partners who can help spin out these activities.

Our industry partnerships are wide ranging and include those from biotech, digital, and science areas as well as those in the museums and cultural sector.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow.  KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.

In order to find out more about how KTP can help your business and how to apply please visit here


Our students work with industry through placements and internships. If you are interested in providing these please contact the Careers and Employability service.


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