How we support research excellence

Here at the University of Surrey, we offer a wide range of support for the development of world-class research and support the Vice Provost (Research and Innovation) to deliver the University’s research strategy.

Research and Innovation Services team

The Research and Innovation Services team provides professional expertise and guidance in a number of key areas. 

Bid development

  • Help to identify and promote funding opportunities
  • Manage and support high quality, strategic bids and research proposals
  • Offer dedicated support for European funding

Business development

  • Bring together academic research interests and business need to create innovative collaborative projects
  • Manage Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) programme
  • Support academics with external consultancy   

Research facilitation and engagement

  • Facilitating and supporting a productive and supportive research environment across the faculties
  • Enabling and promoting research collaboration within the university

Research excellence and impact

  • Manage the REF submission and other research performance and policy processes
  • Provide specialist support and training on research impact 

Research integrity, governance and ethics

  • Manage ethical approval process for research projects
  • Ensure research projects are in line with guidelines and regulations 

To contact the Research and Innovation Services team, please email or call +44 (0)1483 689110.

Technology Transfer Office

The Technology Transfer Office supports the University's research staff to identify and protect intellectual property which arises from their research to help win grants, build collaborations and create impact. 

Doctoral College

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers and early career researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow.

Open Research team

The Open Research team is a committed support team within the Library who look after our repository, publications database and research data management. To contact the Surrey Reserarch Insight team, please email

Partnerships team

The Partnerships team is focused on the growth of our industrial and business partnerships and our civic and regional links, as well as our international business engagement. To contact the Partnerships team, please email

Contact us

  • Phone: +44 (0)1483 300800

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