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Working with us

There are various ways of how you can work with us. Whether you are a small, medium or large-scale organisation.

Contact us to discuss your ideas, needs and how we can advise on the most appropriate route for each project and assist you in accessing the right research expertise. Here are a few examples of how you can work with us:


Individual PhD projects can be proposed and match-funded by partner organisations. These students will be supervised jointly by the University and the partner organisation.

Industry placements

As part of their PhD, students complete a 3-6 month industry placement at an external organisation in a field outside of their core PhD project. Placements encourage mutually beneficial research collaboration between the CDT academic researchers, students and partner organisations. Placements give businesses access to highly skilled and dynamic students that are in the final years of their PhD.

Pilot projects

Organisations may wish to run small scale pilot projects related to their core business. We can identify students with relevant experience and interests to carry out research or implement activities. We also have the laboratory, computing and office environment to support collaborative R&D.

Research sandpits

Partners can discuss industry relevant problems with students and interdisciplinary groups of academic researchers to spark ideas on industry-related problems or challenge themes and form new collaborative research projects.

Sponsorship opportunities

We welcome support in the form of sponsored events and operational activities such as sponsored prizes or co-funding a one-day event, workshops, mini-conference or research visit.

Guest lectures

We invite a wide range of guest speakers to offer specialist keynote sessions, seminars or workshops featuring a topic relevant to data intensive science.

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