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Contract and collaborative research

We offer contract and collaborative research services to help you explore new ideas and grow your business. Draw upon our academics' expert knowledge, access our facilities and equipment, and join the list of over 2,000 organisations in the East of England we've helped to date.

Read about our contract and collaborative research offers below, call us on 01223 695878 or email us at rido@anglia.ac.uk to find out more.

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With over 1,000 experts in disciplines ranging from marketing and project management to medical innovation and digital technologies, we're well-equipped to help you find the answer to your business issue. Whatever the size and type of your organisation, we can connect you to academics with the relevant expertise to help you overcome obstacles and grow your business.

To find out more and get started, search our Experts’ Directory or contact one of our dedicated Partnership Development Managers.

Partnership Development Managers

Our Partnership Development Managers are business-friendly people. Good at listening and understanding a client’s brief, they can help you quickly identify a suitable academic in your desired field, and answer any questions you might have about confidentiality, intellectual property or costings.

Specialisms: digital and creative (e.g. virtual reality, gamification, performance and science fiction) criminology, art and music therapy
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Amy Wilson

01223 695129

Specialisms: Leadership and management, marketing, financial services, public sector strategy
Faculty of Business and Law
Julian Gibbs julian.gibbs@anglia.ac.uk

01245 686870

Specialisms: big data and internet of things, additive manufacturing and engineering, construction and building performance, cyber security, forensics, artificial intelligence, sports science, consumer psychology
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Professor Michael Cole
01223 698525

Specialisms: medical technology, clinical trials, neuroscience and vascular, vision and eye, molecular genetics, cardiovascular (heart and lung) and thoracic (chest), gait and motion analysis.
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
Aimi MacCormac
01245 684857

Collaborative research

Explore new ideas and discover innovative ways of growing your business by accessing our multi-million pound facilities and specialist equipment with expert guidance from our academics. We’ll work with you to understand your specific brief and apply our research experience to solve your real-world problems, and even help you explore funding opportunities where available. Your project will be protected by industry-standard agreements, covering confidentiality and intellectual property matters.

Our collaborative research benefits industries, bringing together our expertise with that of at least one other party to deliver real business benefits. This type of work can be part-funded by the Government, EU grant programmes or the third sector and is a mid- to long-term commitment. We run collaborative projects across our Faculties and Research Institutes, encompassing a broad range of sectors.

To find out more about how you can get involved in a collaborative research project, call 01223 695 878 or email rido@anglia.ac.uk

See also: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and KEEP+