For our innovators
Are you working on a ground-breaking idea? Do you want to start your own business? At Surrey we support staff and students to be innovators and make real-world impact through engagement in our vibrant innovation ecosystem.
We can provide enterprise training and support, facilitate collaboration with business partners, support public engagement and dissemination of knowledge, commercialise your research and much more.
Tell us about your innovation
Registering your invention or commercially valuable IP with the University's Technology Transfer Office is one of the most important steps in your innovation journey.
It only takes a few moments to open an account on our inventor portal. Then fill out a simple form.
Funding for our innovators
We provide funding to help our staff and students innovate; collaborate; transfer knowledge; and engage with companies.
View the full range of funding opportunities.
The University of Surrey’s Student Enterprise programme offers practical business support to entrepreneurial students from all disciplines who aspire to run their own business, create a social enterprise and develop enterprise skills for within their careers.
We equip them with the training, mentoring, office space and funding opportunities needed to get their idea up and running.
Collaboration explorer sessions
The Innovation Strategy team offers “collaboration explorer sessions" that can help you identify the right type of business partners. In one session we can:
- Map out what problems your research solves
- Which companies may have those problems
- Which industry sectors would find your research attractive
- What size of company is best suited to a collaboration with you.
The output of this session will help focus your thinking on what types of companies should be most interested in collaborating with you. We can also identify sources of funding which can pay for the collaboration. Innovate UK, for example, directly fund collaborations between companies and universities.
All you need to do is email the team to book a session.