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Our approach

Investment in research and development can be challenging for any business, but with our track record of working with industry, and the expertise and facilities we have available, we can help you to de-risk your innovation priorities.

We collaborate with organisations from sole traders and SMEs to multinational corporations, right across the manufacturing supply chain. Our world leading engineers and researchers use academic expertise, industry experience, and cutting edge technology to improve your competitiveness in the marketplace and drive innovation through new products and processes.

We will work in a way that suits you - whether you want us to be involved in product R&D from start to finish, collaborate on a specific project, carry out testing and validation, or simply provide advice and support.

How can we work together?
  • Bespoke research: You can define a research project or challenge tailored to your business needs, which we will complete for you under a direct agreement.
  • Collaboration on multi-partner projects: We can collaborate with you and other partners on bids into public funding sources (e.g. Innovate UK), to support strategic projects.
  • Sponsorship of doctoral research students: You can put forward a project to be carried out by a research engineer on our four-year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme. The student will work within your organisation and WMG on industrial challenges you have identified, potentially going onto become a valued employee of your company.

We are sensitive to our commercial partners' need to exploit IP, and in most cases commercially relevant IP generated when working with us is licensed free of charge to our partners.

Contact us for an initial discovery meeting to find out more