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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.

More info: Maria Supersad, Business Development Manager, Science and Engineering.

More info: Natalie Nestorowicz, Business Development Manager, Medicine and Dentistry. (Maternity leave)


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.

More info: Joanne Chamberlain, Senior Partnerships Manager, Science and Engineering.

More info: Katharine Samuel, Senior Partnerships Manager, Humanities and Social Science.

More info: Alex Gardiol, Senior Partnerships Manager, Medicine and Dentistry cover.


Innovate UK collaborative research and development

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

More info: Mangesh Gharfalkar, Business Development Manager, Science and Engineering.

More info: Jemma Trick, Business Development Manager, Medicine and Dentistry.



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

More info: Andrew Shaw, Business Development Manager.


Industry-sponsored PhD studentships

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

More info: Joanne Chamberlain, Senior Partnerships Manager.


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.

More info: Jamie Hilder, Senior Business Manager.

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.

Contact our team
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