Industry engagement and collaboration at the School of Science and Engineering

We are open to engage with the public, private and third sector industry at a local, national and international level.  

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We are well equipped to meet the Grand Challenges of the UK’s Industrial Strategy and help with the just transition to a healthy net zero society.

Our specialisms include:

  • Anatomy and Biological Anthropology
  • Computing (including Artificial Intelligence (AI))
  • Engineering (Biomedical, Civil, Industrial and Mechanical)
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Material Sciences
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics

Facilities, capabilities, and expertise

We have a range of world-class facilities within the School of Science and Engineering (SSEN) which are aligned with our research and staff capabilities. 

Our facilities are available to help with fundamental and applied research (for example Applied Laser Technology Laboratory) through to large-scale testing (for example SMART Lab including micro CT, Centrifuge, and structural element testing). SSEN can also help with the interpretation of test data arising from service testing and consultancy.  

Service testing and consultancy

Local and national companies have already benefitted directly from our capabilities through consultancy or more structured, funded research partnerships.  We can help with fundamental research (at lower TRLs, 1-3) through to the development and commercialisation of near-market products (TRL 7 and upwards).  

Developing your workforce

We can help upskill or reskill your workforce through several streams, some of which can be funded by government support.  Our Graduate Apprenticeship Degrees combine work-based learning with high-quality education and are relevant for training new apprentices or reskilling your existing workforce.  

We also offer flexible part-time Masters and Doctoral Programmes (including Professional Doctorates) to suit your workforce and business models.

In addition, we offer Continuing Professional Development courses in the form of stand-alone modules which can be taken on-campus or online and we are keen to help develop bespoke training to help your business remain at the vanguard of your industry.

Funding your engagement

We can also advise on the best way to fund your engagement, ranging from short project Innovation Vouchers (typically up to £5k), Collaborative Project Funds from Scottish Innovation Centres in Sensors, Construction, Health, BioTech, Oil and Gas, DataLab, Aquaculture (typically up to £50k) or larger, strategic research and innovation through Knowledge Transfer Partnership and Innovate UK (£100k +).  Our Research and Innovation Services team are here to help on the best funding mechanism for your level of engagement.

To collaborate with us, contact:

Dr Moray Newlands
Associate Dean Industrial Engagement
School of Science and Engineering
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN