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Business Collaborations

Working with business is at the heart of what we do. From our inception, Warwick has always had strong connections with industry. The present is no different.

We apply our innovative, cutting-edge research to industry challenges, working with global corporates 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.
  • Developing the world's first ibuprofen pain relief patch and launching spin-out company Medherant, based on our research and a productive relationship with Bostik.
  • Building the National Automotive Innovation Centre with partners Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre and WMG, on our campus.

With the support of Warwick Ventures, Warwick spin-out companies have closed over £25m in the current financial year in investment and grant funding that supports translation of the Universty's research into commercial innovations, including £16m into VirionHealth with a novel pan-flu therapeutic.

Expertise and Facilities

Businesses can access our state-of-the-art scientific equipment and expertise through Warwick Scientific Services, with 300 investigations carried out last year.

Warwick Conferences has expanded its first-class conference and training facilities by adding an innovative 650 sq m flexible space venue on campus, The Slate.

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.

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The National Automotive Innovation Centre (artist impression)

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WBS at The Shard, London