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Research & Knowledge Exchange



The University of Sussex is well known as a highly successful, research-intensive university. There are numerous opportunities for the West Sussex Health and Life Science Cluster to access its unique research portfolio, and to discover a range of specialist knowledge resources and services. Collaborative project developments with the university are very flexible; they can be intensive R&D projects and partnerships lasting several years or medium to short-term contract work.


Each of the following Schools has a distinct area of research excellence. Please click on the hyperlinks to access more information for each School.

  • School of Business and Management (BMEc)

         -          Department of Economics

         -          Department of  Business and Management

         -          SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research

  • School of Engineering and Informatics

         -          Department of Engineering

         -          Department of Informatics

  • School of Life Sciences

         -         School of Life Sciences research

  • School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

         -          Department of Mathematics

         -          Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • School of Psychology

         -          School of Psychology research


Access sources of funding


Various funding schemes are available through UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and many other funding organisations, the University of Sussex can help you to access those most appropriate for your project. For further details email business@sussex.ac.uk.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) enable organisations to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. KTPs help organisations to access knowledge, technology or skills from the UK's knowledge base, which includes universities, further education colleges and research and technology organisations. The University of Sussex possesses a wealth of KTP experience, and has a proven track record in aiding business development through the input of academic expertise.

Entering into a KTP with Sussex can provide the following benefits for organisations:

  • Strategic development of products, services and organisational development
  • Financial support through grant funding
  • Having a knowledgeable graduate to carry out the project work
  • Access to university consultancy and facilities
  • Outcomes which increase commercial success of a business

If you have a potential strategic developmental project of commercial significance which you wish to explore with the University of Sussex, please contact one of their KTP Managers on 01273 877554 or email business@sussex.ac.uk.

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