Industry sponsors

Engineering doctorate (EngD) research is directly related to the needs of UK business through the detailed involvement of over 450 industry sponsors. These range from specialist small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) through to the UK offices of multi-national firms.

For these sponsors, genuine business benefits have been delivered, including the development of new products, materials and services, which have become profitable ventures (read our case studies and see what current sponsors say).

Strong relationships between companies and academic institutions can also help underline an organisation's corporate social responsibility. Investing in EngD programmes shows a commitment to the future, stimulating the expansion of UK plc's intellectual capacity, and helping businesses contribute to a more sustainable economy.

Loughborough EngD saves £2m/year for UK road maintenance

(2 May 2018) - The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has highlighted the economic impact of EngD…

EngD student helps company win Queen's Award for Enterprise

(30 April 2018) - A University of Bristol EngD research engineer has helped a Somerset business win its second Queen's Award in…

Award for Swansea EngD researcher in worldwide Tata Group competition

(14 June 2017) - A Swansea University researcher, Alex Harold, has beaten over 5000 applicants to win an international award for…