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Working with business

Get funding

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We'll help you find government, research council or University funding for your business. Funding opportunities are available for both research projects and to help you employ our students and benefit from their knowledge and skills.

Expertise and consultancy

Through our research and teaching and our external Advisory Board we have developed strong links with companies, government bodies and charities.

We have an excellent track record in delivering grant-funded contract research to time and in budget, with measurable outputs such as research papers, patents and bespoke technologies.

Our University offers many ways for you to access our expertise, including consultancy, collaborative and commissioned research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

We would like to have the opportunity to listen to you and understand the challenges and limitations you face in your organisation. We have the expertise to help you secure funding support for any joint R&D.

You will find us flexible and innovative in proposing ideas and solutions, and we aim to foster a professional relationship around R&D projects to solve a specific problem or create new commercial opportunities.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board brings together representatives from external organisations, key employers, regulators and professional bodies to help inform our curriculum, employability and research outputs.

Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment

Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through internships, work placements and graduate recruitment.

Facilities and event venues

We have a variety of facilities and venues available in both Colchester and Southend and can host events for up to 1,000 people.

Office space

Base your business at our sites in Colchester or Southend and benefit from having our expertise and services on your doorstep. At our Colchester Knowledge Gateway you'll be close to our Department, enabling us to build long-term working relationships.

Work with us

Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.

Bright spaces for SMEs

Office building at Parkside Office Village

Suites and units from 1,750 to 3,735 square feet are available at Parkside Office Village (Colchester Campus), with excellent on-site facilities.

Developing future talent

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We build employability into our courses, giving our graduates the skills you need. Engage with our students in many ways, from traditional internships and graduate recruitment to original schemes such as our Masters student placements.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is located in tranquil parkland at our Colchester Campus, on the outskirts of the town. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a contemporary restaurant and private dining and flexible event facilities.