Durham University

Durham University is a leading research university and provides world class innovation, research capabilities and business solutions to help our partners achieve the results they want. Multidisciplinary working is key to our partnered innovation approach and is strongly supported through Durham’s interdisciplinary platforms and flagship Institutes including the Biophysical Sciences Institute, Institute for Advanced Research Computing and Durham Energy Institute.

Durham has truly world class academics working across the Science Faculty, paricularly on a broad range of materials systems, including soft and hard materials, electronic and quantum materials, surfaces, interfaces and complex systems. It is recognised as a leader in the field of surface science which underpins formulation technology.

Durham’s Business & Innovation Services (DBIS) comprises four teams working closely together: The Business Engagement team concentrates on developing new business activity and partnerships with business and industry and includes the Consultancy and Analytical Services; the Research Commercialisation team is tasked with the commercialisation of research outputs and handles patents, licensing and spinout companies.