Let us help you to solve your business focused Energy and Sustainability needs.

There are many ways of working with our team of business-responsive Energy experts.  From small, medium or large projects, we are keen to work in a way that best suits you.

Small project solutions

Use a supervised master's student as a resource to work on your business-led project.

By choosing this option one of our master's students will conduct research for your organisation under the supervision of a global expert in the field, with access to the latest technology and facilities in our areas of expertise.  This option is ideal for a small-scale project.

Medium project solutions

We can offer a group of master's students to focus on a more substantial business need.

By working this way you will benefit from a group of master’s students, with different skills sets, researching different aspects of a larger problem. Group projects are one of Cranfield’s strengths, enabling our graduates to experience working together across disciplines in a business context.

Large project solutions

Sponsor a PhD student to work on business-critical innovative work.

If you have a problem or issue that needs solving that is related to one of our fields of study, you could sponsor a PhD research project.

A master's graduate is tasked with investigating the problem in order to earn their qualification. Costs and project scope are discussed on an individual basis, and include senior academic supervision and use of Cranfield University's facilities. This option is ideal for larger projects.

Innovate UK funded

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is the UK’s innovation agency. It drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.

Cranfield heavily engages in Innovate UK funded projects with industry.  We even have support to help strengthen the applications we are involved in!

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way partnership between your business, a UK university and a graduate. The knowledge is developed and transferred into the business by the graduate, known as the ‘Associate’, who is employed by the University but works at the business premises. KTP partnerships seek to create the capabilities the business needs to develop its products or services. 

KTPs are a great option in many cases, take a look at the brochure on the right of your screen for details.

We pride ourselves on being very flexible about how we work with business, so other collaboration options are available. Take a look the KTP programme and the alternatives below, then email us or call the number on the right to discuss your project.

Mathilde Mendil - current student headshot

"The KTP creates a platform for further personal advancement and provides expertise to companies in order to bridge the gap between innovative ideas and successful commercialisation.  I highly recommend that any company with innovative projects consider the KTP scheme as the benefits are amazing!”

John Squire, previous KTP partner - Lark Energy Ltd.