An enterprising research culture
Research and enterprise activities at Kingston University are closely connected, allowing the outside world to benefit from our cutting-edge research. We offer companies and other organisations a range of ways to tap into our expertise.
Knowledge Transfer (KT)
KT schemes encourage innovation and improve the effectiveness of an organisation through collaboration with the University.
Consultancy and contract research
Researchers can be commissioned to undertake research projects for companies. They can also offer technical consultancy services.
Collaborative research involves different partners coming together to pool their expertise. Partners can include other academic institutions as well as private, public and third sector organisations.
Organisations may sponsor students to study or research at the University. Companies receive the prestige and recognition of sponsoring an outstanding student, and may benefit directly from the results of the research or training.
Business placement fellows
Researchers may spend time within an organisation to undertake relevant research, or a business individual may go to work within an academic setting for a project that requires access to academic resources.
Government placement fellows
A scheme for government departments and agencies. A social science researcher or member of staff from a government partner will provide research-informed evidence to develop and review policy.
Professional development and training
The University provides work-based learning, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and short courses for a wide range of professionals.
The University provides entrepreneurship training for its staff, students and graduates, as well as fledgling businesses and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the area.
Facilities and equipment hire
The University has excellent facilities and specialist equipment which may be hired.
The University offers advice on funding to support collaboration between businesses and universities.
Expert business advice
The University offers expert advice from the Centre for Economic Research and Intelligence (CERI) and from its renowned business research centres.