Collaborate with us
We are actively involved with companies on applied and collaborative research projects, joint PhD projects, and through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme and we are keen to develop and extend these links.
Become an industrial partner
We offer students what are called Industrial CASE studentships which are collaborative PhD projects. They are funded primarily by EPSRC, with additional support and involvement from an industrial partner.
These studentships provide an excellent opportunity for your business to gain early access to academic research as developments emerge and transfer knowledge over a sustained period, in a cost-effective way. They also enable us to strengthen and widen the applicability of our research.
Get in contact
Our previous successful experience means that we are keen to become involved in further CASE partnerships. If there are any areas of our research relevant to you that could be developed into a PhD project, then we would be interested to hear from you.
Director of Postgraduate (PhD) Studies
Dr André Grüning
Phone: +44 (0)1483 682648.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) helps support your business in developing and growing by connecting you with our university and graduates knowledge, skills, and expertise. We can recruit a suitable associate for your business needs, acting as employer for the duration of the project.
We have a track record of involvement in KTP projects, and are currently engaged in several. We are keen to maintain this form of collaboration with industry, and our experience in this area makes us a natural partner to consider.
Find out more about our KTPs here at Surrey.
- Dates: 1 June 2015 - 30 November 2017
- Funders: Innovate UK (TSB) and WSP UK Ltd
- Investigator: Clive Cheong Took
- Co-investigator: Payam Barnaghi.
This project will introduce new approaches to develop an optimisation engine for a system which counters problems of flooding, freshwater supply, and ecological stress through storage of excess freshwater in a network of automatically controlled storage systems within the landscape.
- Dates: 2 July 2007 - 1 February 2012
- Funder: TSB and CD02
- Funding amount: £195,366 (£132,588 from TSB)
- Investigator: Lee Gillam.
Grids harness resources for undertaking highly complex calculations and processing large volumes of data in heterogeneous distributed architectures to solve highly complex scientific and industrial problems. Grids exist as a variety of geographically distributed computers and high-performance computer clusters in combination with geographically distributed data repositories and databases.
This 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is being undertaken in collaboration with CDO2 Limited, providers of industry-leading pricing and risk technology to banks, hedge funds and investment firms that are involved in trading structured credit products. CDO2's premier financial risk simulation software, CDO Sheet, allows customers to accurately calculate the value of these complex investments and conduct risk analysis.
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Surrey Wildlife Trust and the University of Surrey is applying Knowledge Sharing Technology developed at Surrey.
This will enable the Trust to offer members a range of services, which will add value to their membership, enable members to interact with each other, and strengthen the relationship between the Trust and its membership base.. These services will also make the Trust's valuable knowledge resources available to a wider community.
- Dates: 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2011
- Funders: TSB and Lhasa Ltd
- Funding amount: £210,568 (£135,040 from TSB)
- Investigator: Paul Krause.
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Lhasa Ltd. and the University of Surrey seeks to develop the capability to deliver a fully integrated RFID system for the travel industry. The project aims to re-engineer and develop existing Lhasa Ltd. products to incorporate novel machine learning enhancements.
Get in contact
If you have a particular project that you believe could benefit from our research expertise, then we will be happy to discuss opportunities.
Director of Research
Professor Paul Krause
Phone: +44 (0)1483 689861.
Collaborative research projects
Our undergraduate and masters students pursue a major project during their degree. These projects can be in any area of computing and IT, and a number of our students carry out an applied project of interest with an industrial partner. All members of academic staff in our Department supervise projects, so there is a wide range of expertise to draw on.
Undergraduate placement students will often take up projects which follow on from their Professional Training placement activity, where they worked in industry, which means the project will further benefit the company. Find out more about offering a Professional Training placement.
Get in contact
If you would like to discuss the opportunities for setting up student projects, please feel free to get in touch.
Undergraduate and MSc Projects Coordinator
Phone: +44 (0)1483 686054.