The Partnerships team is already working closely with key academics and research groups in the below areas.


Including 5G, digital gaming, creative/immersive technologies, artificial intelligence, digital health, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, cyber, Blockchain, 5G Metrology (NPL).


Combining satellites with 5G, small satellite innovations, space debris prevention and removal, space robotics and AI as part of the Surrey Space Centre, which brings together business and academia.


Digital health, pioneering innovation delivery in animal health, utilising transformational digital and data analytics tools to advance the wellbeing of domestic animals.

Business School

Putting innovative thinking into practice, the Surrey Business School invest in pioneering world-class research to deliver business-ready solutions offering an immediate and lasting impact in the world.

National Physical Laboratory Partnership (NPL)

The University of Surrey has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), which in 2015 became a formal partnership including the University of Strathclyde and BEIS.

Together, the partners have established the Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science. The regional hub NPL South of England is hosted at Surrey and several joint appointments and joint facilities have been established.

Our activity

Partnerships is also proud to be working closely with regional and national stakeholders on large scale SME and start up engagement programmes. This activity is increasingly relevant to the University’s Impact profile and in line with Government Industry Strategy and new policies and funding stream emerging from UK Research and Innovation.

The University of Surrey is also a major player in the nationally recognised SETsquared Partnership for supporting student and academic enterprise, business incubation and business scale up, all of which are also key to current Government agenda.

Our Surrey100 Business Angel Club provides unparalleled access for our start-up companies to angel finance and is another distinguishing factor in Surrey’s Impact profile. Find out more about our business incubation network.

Take a look at our student enterprise activity and found out how you can get involved.

Partnerships team

Contact a member of the Partnerships team to discuss your needs. The Partnerships team is primarily focused on helping industry and academic researchers form effective strategic collaborations.

The team is jointly managed by the Director of Innovation Strategy and the Director of Research Strategy.

If you are unsure who to contact in the first instance, please email Carol Snell who will be able to help.

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