Working with business

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In the School of Psychology, we undertake interdisciplinary, world-leading research across a range of specialisms including childhood development, ageing, behaviour change, the central nervous system and its disorders, and psychological/physical health and wellbeing.

We have a strong track record of engaging with and delivering industry-facing projects, making a telling difference with our work. We are keen to work with industry to undertake applied research and innovation to address industry-driven challenges. 

Potential funding sources for industry-linked research include:

  • As collaborators/partners on research grant proposals eg BBSRC industry partnership awards, BBSRC LINK awards, MRC MICA, with regular calls throughout the year
  • Innovate UK
  • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - a fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation to address the biggest challenges that society and industry face today
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - can focus on any technology or industry area, typically lasting one to three years. Funding helps to bring a graduate into a company to work on an innovation project, transferring knowledge from academia into the business to support growth and future development
  • Access to innovation (e.g. Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnerships)
  • CASE PhD studentships
  • Research council Impact Accelerator Accounts, designed to support the translation of research council-funded research into application by industry (eg EPSRC IAA)

We also offer consultancy services and contract research and are able to offer access to our cutting-edge research facilities and equipment along with expert staff who manage these facilities. Cutting edge applied health interdisciplinary projects, through our well-established collaborative links with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare are also possible.

Get in touch

If you'd like to discuss your organisation's research and innovation needs with us, please email Jacqueline Hunt or call 0113 343 6693