WMG's SCiP group aim to push forward the boundaries of supply chain practice, through company-based projects tailored to specific needs of business. Working directly with partners, there are a number of ways that we work together to solve specific problems. Find out more from our SCIP team.
Some of the ways that we can work with industry include:
Individual Research Projects
If you have an explicit research challenge that needs tackling, we can work with you to bridge the gap between development and market commercialisation in new product, process and service developments. Businesses and public sector organisations can benefit from our applied research which provides new knowledge creation, knowledge transfer and real-world solutions, and can be funded in a variety of ways. If you have a short, medium or long-term business project our industrial and academic experts will work with you to carry out investigations and provide recommended solutions to fit your business challenge.
Collaborative R&D Projects
Join or lead a collaborative business and academic consortium when research funding opportunities arise. We can help with the process. Being part of a consortium of industry and academia working together on a large project will allow you to exploit cross fertilising of ideas and gain new knowledge across the industry sector to help achieve common goals and solutions to wider challenges. Joining a consortium will benefit your business by giving you the opportunity to leverage a broad range of academic and technical experts along with state-of-the-art technologies across different centres.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
WMG has a proven, successful track record in supporting and offering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). The KTP scheme is Europe's leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. KTPs can range from one to three years during which the academic institution will assist an industrial partner to create strategic and profitable change within their company via a high flying graduate/associate to focus on a specific research challenge.
Education & Resources
Our education and professional development activities include providing online resources and MOOCs. WMG's wider range of professional and executive education programmes have also been developed to align with business and market needs and to ensure individuals continue their professional career development and acquire new business skills to tackle existing and future challenges. WMG's part-time professional staff development opportunities include post-experience and postgraduate entry levels to suit individual needs.