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Industry expertise

Companies work with us in a number of ways, from research and development and consultancy to bespoke software development and digital content creation. Some research projects have even resulted in spin-off companies.

We understand what our industry partners are looking for and address their core requirements while bringing academic excellence and fresh thinking to every project.  Browse the industries we work with most and supporting examples below.


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There's huge scope in health care for visual image data processing. By speeding up analysis of 3D scan and image data, we're helping the medical profession take great strides towards efficient measurement, diagnostics and patient care.

The combination of 3D scanning, real-time analysis of moving images and artificial intelligence can provide the security industry with exciting new technologies. Browse the case studies below to see how we're using visual computing to develop breakthrough applications such as face recognition.

We are a world-leader in the analysis of satellite images, particularly for space-weather applications. We already have successful collaborations with key industry partners in NASA and ESA, and are applying our techniques in a growing number of areas.

Visual computing has a natural partner in the visual media.

This is one of our main research fields. By modelling 3D images and developing real-time networked applications for design collaboration, we're helping commercial partners solve everyday design problems (and even saving CO2 along the way…).

Funding your Business Innovation

The University can access a number of different funding sources for businesses to work with our academics and students. Our staff have valuable experience in submitting successful bids to these funding sources and would be happy to discuss which options are the most suitable for the type of work you would like us to support.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, funded by Innovate UK, are one of the largest graduate recruitment programmes across Britain. They are a great way for organisations to gain up to 50% of the cost of a strategic research project with a University.  The University have supported in excess of 80 KTPs and has over a decade of experience in this area. 

Innovate UK also offer additional funding options for both large and small organisations, including sector-focussed funding and the Open Programme.

Find out more about our business services and funding options >>

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