Research and Innovation

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Benefit from world-leading research

The Bath area is home to two excellent Universities, which are developing world-class research projects on a vast array of subjects. Both Universities are keen to develop stronger links with the business community, in order to to develop commercially-appropriate solutions, and to give students the opportunity to learn directly from businesses.

University of Bath

The University's Research Development and Knowledge Exchange Team (RDKE) can help your business access the University's research expertise, specialist facilities and talent in fields such as engineering, sciences, management, humanities, social sciences, health and life sciences.

The University's Centre for Digital Entertainment , Innovation Centre (based in central Bath) and research work on Motion Capture are examples of how cutting-edge research is being applied commercially.

Bath Spa University

The University can link businesses into approved research centres and groups operating across many fields, with particular strengths in art and design, English and creative writing, history, music and psychology.

The University's Enterprise Team (linked to the Careers Hub) can help you recruit students, share your experience, develop your business and raise your business profile.