Consultancy & Expert Services
Consultancy and Expert Services at the University of Surrey provide inventive and innovative solutions to current challenges facing businesses, public organisations and community- based groups today.
Consultancy connects your organisation with specialised academic expertise in science, engineering, medical research, arts and humanities, and management and law. Consultancy helps not only to meet your requirements for scientific and technical skills that are not held in-house, but also to promote your strategic goals, market inputs, concept development, efficiency enhancement and business growth, from an objective point of view. Our academics in these areas are leaders in their field consistently producing first class commercial solutions for the businesses we work with.
Expert Services provides access to the state of the art facilities, scientific equipments and cutting-edge developmental and educational facilities in addition to the academic expertise.
With the University of Surrey employing over 2,348 staff and 1,100 postgraduate research students, external organsations can access a vast pool of expertise and our unique facilities through Research and Enterprise Support (RES). Hundreds of single or multi-disciplinary consultancy & expert services projects are carried out each year by RES for clients which range from government departments to borough councils, charities to trusts, hospitals to drug companies, food standard agencies to food companies, and museums to the police force.
Benefits to You
Being able to access these capabilities on an ‘as required’ basis offers significant benefits to organisations. These include greater efficiencies and flexibility through:
1. Reduced recruitment costs, greater expertise choice and flexible employment commitments through accessing Surrey expertise; and
2. Reduced capital cost pressures and access to leading-edge equipment choice through accessing Surrey’s specialised facilities.
Surrey has the depth and breadth of capability to meet most requirements. However, where we do not have the most appropriate expertise or facilities available, RES may be able to connect you with the relevant capability within one of its collaborative partners (Bath, Bristol & Southampton Universities).
Expertise is not only available with respect to advances in leading-edge technologies in areas such as: electronic engineering and computing; physics, mathematics and statistics; environmental chemical engineering; medicine & health, but also in a raft of other areas including: management; marketing; sociology; languages; and the performing arts.
Research & Enterprise Support (RES)
RES offers clients an informed entry point into the University and has a dedicated team to support the liaison of academics and businesses. RES helps potential clients define their needs and interests; finds appropriate academic expertise; provides advice and support in setting up consultancy or expert services projects based on the client’s needs.
As prospects approach realisation and require detailed negotiations, RES draws up contracts including areas such as intellectual property, insurance and confidentiality.
With a strong research base and increasingly enhanced focus to apply knowledge to real life business scenarios, we produce high quality value-added work for our clients. Whether you are seeking expert advice, state of the art facilities or both, the University of Surrey can help.
To find out more about specific consultancy and expert services please contact:
Research & Enterprise Support
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 689110