The University of Southampton

Helping your business

We have strong links with business and industry, driven by our commitment to ensure that our research finds applications in real-world technology.

Our academics have direct experience of working with a wide range of organisations and our portfolio of clients is diverse and continually expanding.

We have a longstanding record of industrial collaboration with some of the world’s leading companies and agencies and our students are highly regarded for their awareness of the commercial environment.

We also have an outstanding reputation for the establishment of spin-off companies to further develop our research findings.

Our business activities include:

  • research collaborations – we seek both short- and long-term research partners and many companies and organisations are involved in our doctoral training centres, research groups and research facilities
  • consultancy – through our professional consultancy company, ECS Partners
  • applied research – our applied research centre, IT Innovation, is advancing a wide range of information technologies and their deployment in industry and commerce

Many of our superb facilities may be of interest to industry partners for commercial use, including:


John Darlington

ECS Business Development Manager
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 9045

Joyce Lewis

Senior Fellow, Partnerships and Business Development
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 5453