We work with many businesses and organisations within the community.

Business and innovation at Surrey

Surrey Research Park

Surrey Research Park, owned, developed and managed by the University of Surrey, is a vital part of the University’s infrastructure which supports the commercial application of Surrey’s research. The Park’s 70-acre site, located behind the Royal Surrey County Hospital, is home to around 140 companies, with many specialising in social sciences, technologies, health-related activities and engineering. 

Today the companies on the park employ more than 3,200 highly qualified staff, helping to create local jobs, diversify the economy and generates between £580m and £625m of economic activity for the regional economy ever year. Since the Park opened in 1984, it has generated more than £92m of funds for the University which have been reinvested in scholarship.

Visit the Surrey Research Park website for more information.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

This unique patronage scheme can help business growth through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and experience. The University is proud to be a patron via The Surrey Business School.

Visit the Surrey Chambers of Commerce for more information.

Surrey Business School

At Surrey Business School, we’ve created a vibrant and stimulating environment in which our faculty, students and alumni work with corporate businesses, SMEs, start-ups, national and local policy-makers, government and the third sector.

There are a number of ways you can work with our students, faculty and other partners, in order to benefit from our research and teaching:

  • Research and consultancy
  • Knowledge partnerships
  • Recruiting our graduates
  • Executive education

Find out more about our Business School.

Enterprise M3

The UK’s digital technology businesses and industry are critical to national growth and the University of Surrey is pleased to work in partnership with the Enterprise M3 LEP to drive the future agenda for the Digital Economy of the region. Surrey’s internationally recognised 5G/6G Innovation Centre is unrivalled in the world for its scale and technology. Its membership of 26 corporates and 42 SMEs make it the largest industry grouping of its kind in the world, and a powerful magnet for inward investment with £58m raised from industry partners to date and more planned.

Enterprise M3 supported the creation of the 5G/6G Innovation Centre and the development of the UK’s first “step-out” 5G test facility for SMEs in the Basingstoke Incubation Hub. EM3 have recently invested a further £1.75m to connect the vibrant digital gaming communities of Guildford and Aldershot with Surrey’s advanced 5G and 6G mobile communications technology and state of the art motion capture, image modelling  and sound facilities in the University’s Centre for Vision System and Speech Processing  (CVSSP). This will provide a unique capability for the region’s high tech gaming companies.

Guildford Corporate Citizenship Charter

As part of a growing partnership between The University of Surrey, Guildford Borough Council, local businesses and organisations, the university has signed a joint charter that demonstrates our commitment to making a positive contribution to society, the community and the positive growth of the town. We are working with charter partners to role out a programme of activity to support the town with topics such as skills and employability and mental health in the workplace as an initial focus. 

Research and enterprise support

With a world class reputation for research excellence, the University of Surrey is also committed to instigating and nurturing business and research partnerships through the wide range of services and facilities it provides. Surrey recognises academic excellence whilst also operating in a business capacity to continuously develop the services it offers to students, staff, business and the local community. See below for more details on how we are doing this:

Impact Acceleration Account

Put your organisation one step ahead by working with us on innovative solutions to your research and development challenges.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Helping you to improve your business's competitiveness and productivity.

Industrial Doctorate Centres

Cost effective and expert solutions to your research challenges.

Surrey Incubation

Offering exceptional business support to start-up and early stage businesses who wish to achieve real success. Find out more.

Toast of Surrey Business Awards

These awards are a key part of the business community and we are delighted to be returning as proud sponsors to celebrate the amazing achievements across our county. Discover more.