Support for Industry
Department of Mechanical, Materials
and Manufacturing Engineering,
There are number of ways in which companies can receive support. For short term projects we can provide a consultancy service. There a various funds available to provide subsidies for "Small Manufacturing Enterprises". For more substantial development or implementation projects that are of strategic importance to your company Teaching Company Schemes are the appropriate mode of collaboration. A graduate is employed to to work at your site for two years under our joint supervison. SMEs receive a 60% subsidy for their first scheme whilst larger companies can receive 40%. Our research group has had a large number of schemes ranging from IT implementation, though to planning and control and product development. For more research orientated work we can obtain research grants from the Engineering and Physical Research Council to fund work that is typically of 2-3 years duration. Undergraduate project students are often available for small projects, but these must meet academic requirements in terms of content and timing.
If you are interested in discussing any potential collaboration we would be pleased to hear from you. Our first meeting would normally be free of charge.
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