Working with business is at the heart of what we do. From our inception, Warwick has always had a strong connection with industry. The present is no different.
We apply our innovative, cutting-edge research to industry challenges, working with global corporate to SMEs and local start-ups.
Our collaborations include:
- Discovering crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions with Dow AgroSciences.
- Working with Waitrose to tackle global food security.
- Building the National Automotive Innovation Centre with partners Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre and WMG, on our campus.
Warwick Ventures commercialises innovations produced from Warwick's world-leading research. Last year, its portfolio of 30 spinout companies attracted over £27 million in investment.
Warwick ventures is a delivery partner for Innovate UK's national Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) programme which gives experience-based training for early career researchers. It's also a partner in the Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) which is building a single gateway for industry and investors to access the collective intellectual property and resources of eight universities in the region.
Expertise and Facilities
Businesses can access our state-of-art scientific equipment and expertise through Warwick Scientific Services, with 300 investigations carried out last year.
The University of Warwick Science Park has 130 tenant companies employing more than 2,900 staff and provides facilities for start-ups and established companies. It also manages the Minerva Business Angel Network, and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)/Warwickshire County Council-supported Business Ready programme.