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Types of partnership

There are many ways to partner with our academics and make the most of our facilities.

Types of partnership

By collaborating with Queen Mary, you can:

  • Drive competitive advantage through accelerated innovation and creating Intellectual Property.
  • Access highly qualified and motivated graduates.
  • Access academic expertise and university facilities.
  • Grow your business through access to new markets, new product development, increased productivity, and better processes.

Here are the main ways in which we work together with businesses:


Knowledge transfer partnerships

Part-funded by government, a KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, Queen Mary, and an exceptional graduate who transfers the new knowledge into the business.


Strategic partnerships

We work with global and local organisations to develop research, create centres of study and excellence, and build long-term partnerships across portfolios of projects.

Strategic partnerships help you to make a difference in high-priority real-world problems that require complex, interdisciplinary research, innovation and collaboration.


Innovate UK collaborative research and development

Collaborate with talented researchers and experts on ground-breaking research and development with funding from Innovate UK.


Contract research and consultancy

We provide expertise and analysis from our world-leading academics and specialist equipment and facilities.


Industry-sponsored PhD studentships

We attract world-class students doing innovative research that can give your business a competitive edge.


Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships help you to attract top talent to your business by providing them with a fee-free degree.

Degree Apprentices split their time between University and your workplace, working while they learn. You can offset your training spend (eg tuition fees) against the Apprenticeship Levy.


Short courses, executive education and continuing professional development

We combine the practical experience of our industry-leading coaches with our gold-standard research to deliver unique executive education and training.

Clients benefit from a training experience that fuses current good practice with innovative, research-backed ideas, giving them a competitive advantage and preparing them for oncoming challenges and opportunities.

Contact our team

Get in touch with our team to explore what form your partnership with Queen Mary could take. We’ll connect you with the right researchers who can take your ideas forward.

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