Engagement with Industry and Commercial activities
Our interdisciplinary research programmes, world class facilities and unique range of expertise makes collaboration with industry attractive, rewarding and mutually beneficial. In partnership with Durham University Business and Innovation Services, a range of avenues for collaborating with industry (from SMEs to multinationals), business engagement and research commercialization activities are available within the Department including:
Collaborative research projects
We have a long history of collaborating with a wide range of companies world-wide which has led to a many high-impact publications and significant IPR. Current research funding for a activities at both Postgraduate and Postdcotoral level comes from companies including those below.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and Secondments (KTS).
In partnership with Durham BIS, we engage with business through schemes such as the KTP, KTS and KTA funding streams. Several Knowledge Transfer Associates from the companies below have recently carried out R&D in the Department .
Consultancy activity by individual members of staff benefits both the individual and the University, the research expertise of individual members of staff can be found under the Chemistry Staff pages.
Research Commercialisation - Spin-out Ventures and Impact
Commercialisation of the outputs of the Department's research activity takes many forms, including patent protection, license agreements and collaboration with appropriate industrial partners. Where appropriate, innovative new technologies are introduced to the marketplace through spin-out vehicles, which are nurtured and supported in their early stages by the University Business and Innovation Unit. Spin-out companies that originate in the Department of Chemistry, or have very close links with the Department are listed alongside.