An IMI research partnership is a bespoke mathematical science-based innovation programme for businesses.
The programme gives you access to work with leading academic experts over three months, where you can explore new ideas and develop innovative solutions to a specific company question.
Company representatives will primarily work with IMI’s highly-skilled Commercial Research Associates. They will also have access to subject matter experts in our Faculties of Engineering & Design, Science, Social Science & Humanities, and School of Management, providing opportunities for you to expand your network of academic collaborators.
Our research partnerships follow a two-pillar structure:
|We will work with you to develop your exploratory/pilot research project based on your company challenge.
||Company representatives will spend up to five days at the University, tapping into our world-class research knowledge.
|Four weeks of Commercial Research Associate time will be dedicated to working with you over a three-month period.
||Where relevant we will facilitate 1-2-1 time with leading academic experts at the University.
|Where beneficial, we will draw on subject matter experts from the University’s many research departments.
||Our Commercial Research Associates will spend up to two weeks collaborating with you at your company’s premises to ensure we have a solid understanding of the problem and its constraints.
|Our research methodology and findings will be documented in a written report.