Working with business

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Why does EPSRC want to work with business?

We need to understand the wider context into which our research and training investments fit. This means understanding the industrial research landscape and long term capability needs of business, in order to feed these into our own strategy and decision making, to ensure our portfolio delivers high levels of impact. To facilitate this impact, we also seek to connect business with academia to ensure that the outputs of our research and training portfolio are fully exploited.

Why should business work with EPSRC?

EPSRC works in partnership with its stakeholder communities to develop a national strategy for academic research across our portfolio. We have in-depth knowledge of the UK research landscape with deep connections to the academic community and can help you find potential partners. We see business as a key source of intelligence when developing our strategic approach.

You can also access our existing portfolio of world class research. Our rigorous method of assessing funding proposals sets a benchmark for research quality, and we currently support around 4,000 projects totalling in the region of £4.2 billion. Our portfolio managers have a science and engineering background that can help you navigate through the wealth of information available to help you select the most appropriate partners.

Our flexible funding arrangements provide many opportunities for businesses and other organisations to interact with internationally-leading UK universities.