Most of the programmes reviewed in this section include collaboration arrangements with various partners. In addition to these, we have some particular partnerships either at institutional level, or tied to particular initiatives or research programmes not described in detail elsewhere. Some of these are:
We have on-going collaborations with IBM, as part of our current IT Transformation Project and also with discussions around our new Life Sciences initiative.
There are numerous partners involved with our Doctoral Training programmes. For example, the London NERC Doctoral Training Centre, a joint programme for 2014-2018 is in collaboration with UCL, KCL, Birkbeck, Brunel, RHUL, the Institute of Zoology, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Natural History Museum, and with partners Microsoft, Ove Arup, BHP Billiton, Lloyds, the Forestry Commission and 25 others. Our Media Arts Technology similarly has strategic collaborators including BBC, Last.fm, SONY Computer Entertainment Europe, BT, United Visual Artists, Inition, Cinimod Studios, Troika, Meridian Audio, Seed Media, Proctor and Gamble, Orange and Leanmeanfightingmachine.
We are partnered with the universities of Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham in the EPSRC funded MidPlus consortium, sharing HPC resources, training and expertise and making these available to wider users.
The HEFCE-funded South East Physics network (SEPnet) groups the Physics departments of nine universities in the South East of the UK. This supports outreach, joint research, a combined Graduate School and a programme of employer engagement to increase the graduate skills base, explore industry-education partnerships, and support employability initiatives.
Our new Life Sciences initiative envisages and includes a broad range of partnerships.