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Research & Innovation Services (RIS)

We help researchers develop proposals, run projects and disseminate their findings.

Developing a research proposal

Apply for funding, develop your planned research and submit your application.

Find research funding and equipment

Find research funding opportunities

Find opportunities so you can apply for research funding, including from the University, Europe, internationally and the Research Professional database.

Running a research project

Information about financial and project management.

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

University of Bath staff, SETsquared Bath companies, and visitors can use the Engine Shed Members' Lounge, free of charge for meetings.

Responding to Tenders

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This guide provides information about tendering and tender opportunities for staff at the University of Bath wishing to engage in the tender process.

Achieving impact through KE

How to publicise your work, find commercial opportunities and transfer your knowledge.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme funded by Innovate UK, enabling businesses to improve competitiveness, productivity and performance.

Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

Consultancy guidance for providing expert advice to businesses and organisations, on a range of industrial or commercial problems.

Commercialising your research

Commercialising your research

How to commercialise the outcomes of your research, including protecting your intellectual property and disclosing your inventions to the University.

SETsquared Innovation Centre

University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre

We offer work space, business acceleration and inspiration for high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that create them.

Public Engagement

Demonstrate how your research produces real benefits and makes a difference to society.

Supporting any researcher, no matter their discipline, to engage and share your research with the pubic.

Supporting your research impact

How we can support you to achieve Knowledge Exchange and impact from your research.

KE for Research Impact films

Watch our film series on how Knowledge Exchange can lead to Research Impact featuring our Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Directors of KE:

Research policy and governance

How to conduct your research with integrity to comply with policies, procedures and regulations, for good research practice.

Research policy and governance

Policies and procedure folders

Information and news about all research policy and governance matters that may have an impact on research staff or their research.

Reporting your research outcomes and impact

How you can report the findings of your research and how it is assessed.

Pure user guides

Pure helps you manage your world reaching research information

How to use Pure, the University's system for managing your research information.


Researchfish logo

Researchfish collects information about the outcomes of your research, for demonstrating impact and value to funders.

Our REF 2021 results

Find out more about how we were assessed by the expert panels in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 led by Research England.

More on REF 2021


Find out about our latest news.

Research culture

Find out about how the University is supporting Research Culture, putting people at the heart of research and innovation.

More on how we are supporting Research Culture
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Find out about our latest events.

About us

Research & Innovation Services (RIS) is responsible for advancing the University's international reputation for research and knowledge transfer by:

  • increasing the volume of externally funded research
  • improving grant application success rates
  • enhancing strategic and operational support to academic departments

RIS is the primary conduit for industry, business and other funders to access the research expertise and knowledge of the University of Bath.

Contact RIS

Contact RIS if you have any questions about your research or innovation