In an increasingly competitive marketplace, many companies do not possess the specialist facilities and technical expertise to maintain leading edge capabilities, develop new technologies, trouble shoot immediate concerns and develop staff.
RIfI has access to the specialist facilities and expertise of 340 academic staff covering a wide range of engineering disciplines, including acoustical, aerospace, biomedical, civil, computational, electro-mechancial, environmental, geotechnical and materials engineering, energy technologies, ship science and transportation.
It can be seen that RIfI can call upon this diverse range of expertise and technologies to offer bespoke solutions to a wide range of company needs in the field of engineering, technology and science.
A full list of ways you can interact with RIfI and the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment is contained in the downloadable document below.
If you are interested in any of the opportunities for collaboration please contact RIfI and we would be delighted to discuss your needs. Download Business Collaboration Document (PDF Format).
These programmes are a partnership between the University and a company or groups of companies to secure research funding.
The University has a strong track record in obtaining TSB, EPSRC and EU funding which provides cost effective R&D routes for many companies.
These programmes tend to focus expertise in a short time-frame to identify the root cause of a specific problem and implement corrective measures.
RIfI possesses its own team of dedicated Consulting Engineers ensuring projects are undertaken to agreed specifications, costs and timescales.
These programmes are typically longer than six months and address a specific company requirement.
Typically, each research group within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment runs Continuing Professional Development Courses (CPD). Please view available courses.
In recent years as legislation has increased and been tightened so have the number of legal claims. The role of an independent expert witness can be crucial to assess the true liability.
RIfI has access to a large number of scientists and engineers, many who are regarded as world experts in their field.
KTP’s are designed to help businesses within the EU strengthen their competitiveness and/or productivity by facilitating the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills from universities and research organisations.
The programme can last for 1-3 years with a full time researcher(s) working in your company. The cost of the researcher is funded by the TSB and is employed by the university for the duration of the project.
Typically, a SME would be expected to contribute a third of the project costs and a large organisation approximately half of the project costs.
To remain competitive in a changing market place, companies are often required to engage in developing new technologies and products which has associated time, cost and brand risks.
To avoid failure, it is critical to understand what the market drivers are, existing technologies, emerging technologies, competition, strength of IP and marketing.
With an extensive client base, including major technology adopters, and worldwide contacts, RIfI is well placed to facilitate new technologies and deliver them to market.
RIfI has complete access to experts, equipment and resources throughout the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and can therefore offer an extensive and diverse range of testing services including: material and components testing, microstructural analysis, physical property measurement, mechanical testing, wear testing.
If your particular requirement is not detailed here, please contact us, as we can often tailor equipment and procedures to a particular need or design new equipment.