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Over the last few years a number of companies have helped fund and support long term research at the University of Bristol. This is usually in the form of a direct grant to the University to fund a particular research project of interest both to the sponsoring company and the department. The money is then used to employ a post-doctoral researcher and provide facilities for the research.

Intellectual property resulting from the research either rests jointly between the two parties, or solely with the company. This depends on the nature of the initial agreement which is decided during the negotiation of the grant.

If you would like to investigate such a research collaboration in more detail then contact the member of staff whose research area more closely matches your requirements. Details of our research areas can be found on our web site at