Industry & Innovation
Working with industry to address real-world needs in relation to sustainability has been a driving force of the CSCT since its establishment in 2008.
Through our many industrial partners and through our innovation programmes – including the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) and the West of England Sustainable Technology Scale-Up Programme – we have cultivated close links with industry, from startups to multinational corporations, providing support and knowledge exchange between sectors.
With our newly launched innovation centre, the Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST), we aim to bring together academic expertise and industry to facilitate innovation in sustainable technologies.
Scientists and engineers in industry often have a very different and valuable perspective on research problems, shaped by the need to deliver profitable products to the market. Involvement of industrial partners in collaborative research projects, PhD projects or visiting positions is, therefore, a key feature of the CSCT work. By involving industrial partners, we ensure that all of our staff and doctoral students have experience in industry-relevant research and in working with stakeholders outside academia.
How we can work together
Our research collaborations with industry can take the form of strategic corporate partnerships, industry-funded research projects, partnerships in Government- and EU-funded projects, funding or co-funding of PhD studentships, knowledge transfer partnerships, internships, visiting fellowships, consultancy, innovation support through iCAST and our business acceleration hubs, and more.
Our case studies illustrate some of our collaborations with industry – take a look to get a taste of how we could work together.
We want to hear from you
Contact us to explore how we can build a tailored partnership.