Innovations for Industry

Where is your next innovation going to come from? Are you looking to develop new products, but lack the time and resources to do so? Do you want to explore new technologies through feasibility studies and prototypes? Do you feel the skills gap, and can't find the expertise your need to develop your business?

Industrial practice is both a source of inspiration and measure of success for our teaching and research. Co-operation with industry, co-ordinated through our Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), take the form of mentoring, jointly supervised students projects and placements, consulting and training, as well as support in careers and recruitment. Please get in touch to find out the most suitable form of co-operation for your problem.

Would you like to build relationships with Leicester students, to keep talent and help them develop the skills you need?

Engage with our students through:

  • Mentoring, keeping in regular contact with selected students, offering advice and work experience.
  • Projects, with groups or individual students at BSc or MSc level.
  • Placements, as unpaid volunteering, summer or sandwich placements for BSc or MSc students.
  • Consulting and Training, via schemes like Innovation Partnerships, KTPs and, for Leicester-based companies, SME4Growth.
  • Not sure which is the most suitable form of engagement? We work with the University’s Business Development and other departments unit to discuss your needs more widely.

    Contacts: Prof Reiko Heckel (Industry Liaison), Dr Stephan Reiff-Marganiec (Business Fellow)

    If you want to update yourself or your staff with a distance-learning MSc-level short course on advanced computing subjects, have a look at our Advanced Computing offer for IT Professionals or opportunities for bespoke professional training.

    To advertise your vacancies, become involved in careers events or deliver a presentation to our students, contact our Careers Tutor.

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